This research guide provides links and resources related to the television show Lovecraft Country. It is primarily based on the Lovecraft Country syllabus by the Langston League.
Lovecraft Country was a show on HBO based on the novel Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff. The title refers to the author considered the father of cosmic horror and weird fiction, H.P. Lovecraft. H.P. Lovecraft's work was maliciously racist and xenophobic. Lovecraft Country was a nuanced take on the topics of race, history, sexuality, and identity seated in the genre of cosmic horror. Collections of primary resources at the John Hay Library reflect both Lovecraft’s literary legacy and the work being done to lift up BIPOC voices.
The Racial Justice Resource Center is located physically on the second floor of the John D. Rockefeller Library, 10 Prospect Street, in Providence, Rhode Island. It is open to all members of the Brown community.
Particular strengths include works by African American authors from Phillis Wheatley through the present time, along with sheet music pertaining to both minstrelsy and later African American performers.