Date Thesis Awarded

5-2019

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

English

Advisor

Richard S. Lowry

Committee Members

Arthur L. Knight

R. Benedito Ferrao

Charles F. McGovern

Abstract

In the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft - one of the most significant horror writers of the twentieth century, and an acknowledged white supremacist - racialized configurations Otherness are used to construct and inspire horror. At the same time, these racist and racializing narratives function to destabilize the privileged category whiteness, transgressing its boundaries, revealing its vulnerabilities, and disrupting its coherent self-construction.

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