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Elyce Rae Helford is professor of English, director of Jewish and Holocaust Studies, and faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies at Middle Tennessee State University. Her research centers on gender, ethnicity, and race in US media, including her recent book, What Price Hollywood? Gender and Sex in the Films of George Cukor (2020).
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What’s in a Name? Lovecraft Country’s Hiram Epstein

Elyce Rae Helford takes another look at the troubling and antisemitic character of Hiram Epstein on HBO’s Lovecraft Country. In September 2020, in The Times of Israel, Philissa Cramer asked, ‘Why does HBO’s anti-racist ‘Lovecraft Country’ stumble into anti-Semitic tropes?‘ The question came to me as well, and Cramer does a superb job of clarifying […]

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