Netflix Necrocapitalism & The House of Usher with Jane Hu & Phillip Maciak


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A new season on corporate allegory, business melodrama, and new releases from academic presses kicks off with a discussion of the recent Mike Flanagan adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Fall Of The House of Usher” for Netflix.

Jane Hu is currently completing a Humanities Society of Fellows postdoc at University of Southern California, where she will become an Assistant Professor of English next year. She is an assistant editor at n+1 and recently joined the staff of the Book World section at the Washington Post.

Phillip Maciak is Senior Lecturer in English & American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis and the author of Avidly Reads Screen Time (NYU Press, 2023) as well as TV critic for The New Republic.

Matt Seybold is Associate Professor of American Literature & Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College, resident scholar at the Center For Mark Twain Studies, and executive producer of The American Vandal Podcast.

Episode Bibliography:

Subhabrata Bobby Banerjee, “Necrocapitalism” Organization Studies (December 2008)

Jocelyn Chadwick & Matt Seybold, “And That Has Made All The Difference’: Scaffolding Mark Twain’s Poetry” Center For Mark Twain Studies (September 7, 2021)

Jed Esty, “Ailing Empire Blues” The Baffler (August 18, 2022)

Jed Esty, The Future of Decline: Anglo-American Culture at Its Limits (Stanford UP, 2022)

Jane Hu & Phillip Maciak, “The Shirley Jackson 5: The Haunting of Hill House (Eps. 1-5)” Los Angeles Review of Books (10.25.2018)

Jane Hu & Phillip Maciak, “Can Ghosts Buy Drugs? The Haunting of Hill House (Eps. 6-10)” Los Angeles Review of Books (11.7.2018)

Mark LeVine, “From Neoliberalism To Necrocapitalism in 20 Years” Al Jazeera (7.15.2020)

Phillip Maciak, The Fall of The House of Usher is All Over The Place” New Republic (10.11.2023)

Phillip Maciak, “Bloodsuckers, Bad Readers: Midnight Mass & What We Do In The Shadows Los Angeles Review of Books (10.22.2021)

Phillip Maciak, Avidly Reads Screen Time (NYU Press, 2023)

Netflix, “What We Watched: A Neflix Engagement Report” (December 12, 2023)

Matt Seybold et al, “The Empire of Criticism” The American Vandal Podcast (November 17-21, 2023)

Matt Seybold et al, “Ponzi Austerity in The Age of Cultural Abundance” The American Vandal Podcast (August 21, 2023)

Rachel Syme, “How Much Netflix Can The World Absorb?” New Yorker (1.9.2023)