The Outer Dark presents “Deterministic Landscapes: The Role of Psychogeography in Weird Fiction” a NecronomiCon 2022 panel moderated by F. Brett Cox and featuring Julie C. Day, Craig Laurance Gidney, Jess Lewis, Henry Ward, and Heinrich Wilke. This podcast’s content was recorded in Providence, RI, on August 20, 2022.
The Outer Dark presents “Deterministic Landscapes: The Role of Psychogeography in Weird Fiction” a NecronomiCon 2022 panel moderated by F. Brett Cox and featuring Julie C. Day, Craig Laurance Gidney, Jess Lewis, Henry Ward, and Heinrich Wilke. In literary criticism, psychogeography explores how the physical environment impacts the mind and behavior of the individual. The claustrophobic density of the city, the homogeneity of suburban developments, the vast isolation of the deep woods, Antarctic ice, or open ocean. What horrors emerge when we make a wrong turn or enter an unfamiliar environment? What madness follows when we attempt to exist in places not meant for human occupation? Our panelists discuss the role of place as a driver of psychology and narrative in Weird film and literature. Be sure and scroll down to the Additional Links for reading and viewing recommendations! Thank you to Niels Hobbs, K.H. Vaughan, Catherine Grant, and all the fabulous NecronomiCon 2022 team for allowing us to air this podcast’s content, which was recorded in Providence, RI, on August 20, 2022.
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‘The Sky-Eaters’ Nest’ by Jess Lewis (Solarpunk Magazine 3, May 2022)
A Spectral Hue by Craig L Gidney (Word Horde 2019)
Space and Place by Yi-Fu Tuan (University of Minnesota Press, 2001)
High-Rise by J. G. Ballard (Biblio, Flamingo Modern Classic)
Nathaniel Hawthorne (Biblio)
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Co-Host, Reviews from The Weird: Gordon B. White
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Music: Michael Griffin