In this episode, we are thrilled to be hosting partners in fright, Nick Diak and Michele Brittany.
Nick Diak is a podcaster, writer, and pop culture scholar. His areas of expertise include sword and sandal films, Italian exploitation films, industrial and synthwave music, and horror and HP Lovecraft studies. His first edited book was The New Peplum: Essays on Sword and Sandal Films and Television Programs since the 1990s.
Michele Brittany is a writer, editor, podcaster, photographer, and independent scholar. Her interests include spy cinema, horror studies, and mummy representation in popular culture. Her first edited book was James Bond and Popular Culture, followed by the Bram Stoker Award-nominated Horror in Space: Critical Essays on a Film Subgenre.
Together they host the H.P. Lovecast Podcast, co-created and co-chair the annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference, and have co-edited Horror Literature from Gothic to Post-Modern: Critical Essays.
They reside in Arizona, with each other, and their kitties Algernon and Cecily.
Nick and Michele share the lowdown of their podcast Lovecast Podcast and their experiences as podcasters.
We talk about the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association and the other regional conferences. Find out about those here: https://pcaaca.org/regional-conferences
We talk about their creation and co-chair work on the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference and their work with the Horror Writers Association. Nick and Michelle share with us their thoughts on the importance of academia to the horror genre at large.
Michele shares her take on the genre of Space Horror, and Nick tells us about his Rene Girardian application to Lovecraft and his WIP regarding his theories.
Nick Diak can be found at nickdiak.com
Michele Brittany can be found at michelebrittany.com
Their other podcast, Scholars from the Edge of Time is here: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/herculesinvictus/2020/12/25/scholars-from-the-edge-of-time
Brenda is at brendatolian.com
Joy is at joyyehle.com
Horror Literature from Gothic to Post-Modern: Critical Essays
The New Peplum: Essays on Sword and Sandal Films and Television Programs Since the 1990s
James Bond and Popular Culture: Essays on the Influence of the Fictional Superspy
Horror in Space: Critical Essays on a Film Subgenre
Caliban by Garth Ennis
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