Lovecraft and Tolkien Presentation

Today, I had the pleasure of giving a compare and contrast presentation on H.P. Lovecraft and J.R.R. Tolkien at Taylor University:

Lovecraft & Tolkien: Dread, Horror, and Human Flourishing

You can read the text of the presentation at the link above, or see a video of the presentation if you prefer. Here are some photos of the event:

Picture of Gabriel Connor Salter speaking in Zondervan Library Room 142 at Taylor University. Photo taken on October 26, 2018 in event made possible by The Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis & Friends. Also present in the photo are John Stanifer and Joe Ricke
Me giving my paper on “The Call of Cthulhu” and The Fellowship of the Ring. Photo taken on October 26, 2018 by Alyssa Roat. Do not use without permission by Gabriel Connor Salter.
John Stanifer summarizing his paper comparing and contrasting the works of C.S. Lewis and H.P. Lovecraft.Photograph taken (and copyright) by Gabriel Connor Salter on October 26, 2018. Do not use without permission.
Following my paper’s presentation, John Stanifer summarized a paper on H.P. Lovecraft and C.S. Lewis which he presented at Taylor University’s most recent C.S. Lewis Colloquium. Photo taken by Gabriel Connor Salter.


John and I, after the presentations and Q&A, with our copies of H.P. Lovecraft’s stories. The third book on the desk is Lovecraft: A Look Behind the Cthulhu Mythos by Lin Carter (who also wrote one of the earliest books analyzing The Lord of the Rings). Photo taken by Joe Ricke.




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