The Dr. Henry Armitage Memorial Scholarship Symposium of new Weird Fiction and Lovecraft-related research
NecronomiCon Providence convention in Providence, RI
18-20 August, 2017
Location: Bristol-Kent Room, Omni Hotel 3rd Floor
Chair: Prof. Dennis Quinn, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
About the Symposium:
The Lovecraft Arts and Sciences Council (the organizer of NecronomiCon Providence) hosts the Armitage Symposium to showcase academic works that explore all aspects weird fiction and art, from pop-culture to literature, including the writings and life of globally renowned weird fiction writer, H.P. Lovecraft. Topics of value include the influence of history, architecture, science, and popular culture on the weird fiction genre, as well as the impact that weird and Lovecraftian fiction has had on culture.
In past years, the Armitage Symposium has aimed to foster explorations of Lovecraft’s elaborate cosmic mythology, and how this mythology was influenced by, and has come to influence, numerous other authors and artists before and since. However, we promote all works that foster a greater, critical, and nuanced understanding weird fiction and art (and related science fiction, fantasy, horror, etc.).
Selected talks will be presented together as part of the Armitage Symposium, a mini-conference within the overall convention framework of NecronomiCon Providence, August 17-20, 2017. Presenters will deliver fifteen to twenty-minute oral presentations summarizing their thesis, and are invited to submit a brief MS for possible inclusion in a proceedings publication.
For more information on the Armitage Symposium, or the overall convention and the themes to be explored, please visit our website: necronomicon-providence.com – where we will post updates and details as they develop over the final weeks leading to the convention. In addition to these talks, NecronomiCon Providence will feature numerous traditional panels and presentations given by many of the top names in the global weird renaissance.
The full 2017 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS may be downloaded here: Call for Abstracts – 2017