Existential Perspectives on Cosmic Horror (NecronomiCon 2022)

by | Oct 12, 2022 | Convention Panel

Waiting for Cthulhu: Existential perspectives on the work of H. P. Lovecraft and Other Cosmic Horror Authors

As a philosophical and literary criticism tradition, Existentialism would seem to be a perfect lens for examining the concerns of Cosmic Horror: The angst and crisis of meaning and authenticity that one confronts when experiencing the impossible vastness of an indifferent cosmos. The absurdity of existence. The impossibility of comprehension and understanding tied to a need to find meaning and identity. Our panelists explore the main concerns of Existential philosophy and analyze their presence in the work of Lovecraft and other classic cosmic horror authors.

Panelists: Michael Cisco, Despina Durand (M), Maxwell Gold, Leslie Klinger, Jon Padgett


Despina E. Durand




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