Discussion Questions for “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 3 & 4

Write a paragraph or two in response to each of the following prompts. What is the significance of the titles of these episodes, “Holy Ghost” and “A History of Violence”? “Holy Ghost” (episode 3) employs many of the typical devices and tropes of a haunted house story, but it also adds a few innovations inContinue reading “Discussion Questions for “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 3 & 4″

Read This Before You Watch “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 1 & 2

We begin this five-week horror media studies series by watching the first two episodes of HBO’s “Lovecraft Country.” Based on Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel of the same name, this series first aired during the fall of 2020. Produced by Jordan Peele and helmed by Misha Green, this premium television adaptation and extension of the provocativeContinue reading “Read This Before You Watch “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 1 & 2″

Discussion Questions for “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 1 & 2

Write a paragraph or two in response to each of the following prompts. What is the significance of the series title “Lovecraft Country”? In exploring this question, you’ll want to include put push beyond the initial acknowledgement that the first part of the title refers to the writer or weird cosmic horror, Howard Phillips LovecraftContinue reading “Discussion Questions for “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 1 & 2″

Intro to Media Studies, Round Two

I’m preparing to launch my next two media studies series later this week. Over the next month or so, I’ll be posting several items on the blog each week to guide you through two different courses of exploration. I hope you’ll join me. The first series is called “Teens in the Twenty-Teens,” where we’ll beContinue reading “Intro to Media Studies, Round Two”