Open Lovecraft

Open Lovecraft:

recent scholarly works relevant to H.P. Lovecraft, freely published online:

Links last checked and repaired: November 2013. Last addition: August 2014.


* John J. Miller (2014), “Master of Modern Horror”, Claremont Review, Vol. XIV, Number 2, Spring 2014. (Long review essay of three volumes of Lovecraft’s fiction)

* Kenneth W. Faig, Jr. and David Haden (2014), The Providence Amateur Press Club, 1914-1916, Moshassuck Press and Burslem Books. (Second edition, revised and with new illustrations)

* David Haden (2014), Lovecraft in Historical Context: fourth collection. (Full free PDF of the 2013 print book. Contents list)

* Jelena Maravic (2014), “Atavism on the tongue of cognition”. (The influence of Darwin on Lovecraft)

* David Goudsward (2014), “A Visit to Haverhill”, The Fossil, #360, July 2014. (Originally in Wave-Lengths #58, and later incorporated in Goudsward’s book H.P. Lovecraft in the Merrimack Valley)

* ‘Henry Akeley’ (2014), “The Beast in the Cave: a Treatise on Supernatural Horror in Metal”, Heathen Harvest 2.1, July 2014. (On the use of Lovecraft stories and references, in heavy metal music)

* Randy Everts (2014), “Unknown Friends of H. P. Lovecraft: No.4, James Tobey Pyke”. (With David Haden)

* Randy Everts (2014), “Unknown Friends of H. P. Lovecraft: No.3, David Horn Whitter”. (With David Haden)

* Randy Everts (2014), “Unknown Friends of H. P. Lovecraft: No.2, Woodburn Prescott Harris”. (With David Haden)

* Francesco Levato (2014), “Semi-peripheral : spaces of deviation, abjection, madness”, New Academia, Vol.3 No.1, January 2014. (Performative writing text, blending fragments of critical theory with bits from “The Call of Cthulhu”)

* Jason Carney (2014), The Shadow Modernism of Weird Tales: Experimental Pulp Fiction in the Age of Modernist Reflection (Ph.D thesis for Case Western. Explores the extent to which the best writing in Weird Tales aligns with the canonical accounts of modernism, as given by the early theorists of the movement. The most ambitious of the Weird Tales authors wove new modernist approaches into conventional realism, and thus discovered ways to make ordinary phenomena seem weird)

* Eleanor Toland (2014), “And Did Those Hooves: Pan and the Edwardians” (Masters dissertation for the University of Wellington, NZ. Surveys the curiously British mythos that various authors together evolved around Pan in Edwardian Britain. Sees the Pan mythos as ending with the advent of the First World War, and does not consider the later reception of the Pan stories or the example they gave of the rapid development of a new mythos from many hands)

* Alyssa Arbuckle (2014), “Considering “The Waste Land” for iPad and Weird Fiction as models for the public digital edition”, Digital Studies, 2014. (Compares “The Waste Land” for iPad with “the author’s own attempt at developing a digital literary application (Weird Fiction)”)

* Cole Nelson (2014), “Devils in the Wilderness”: The Character of Wilderness in American Horror Fiction, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Journal of Undergraduate Research XVII, 2014. “The Dunwich Horror” is one of three texts analysed. Explores the idea that description of wilderness in horror might be influenced by the manner of social deviance at the time of writing)

* S.T. Joshi (trans. Alexander Pechmann) (2014), Das Ubernaturlich Grauen in der Literatur (In German. Appears to be a substantial free PDF sample of Golkonda Verlag’s German language edition of S.T. Joshi’s Annotated Supernatural Horror in Literature)

* Vicente Quirarte (2014), “Morir en Azcapotzalco”, Revista de la Universidad de Mexico, No. 122, 2014. (In Spanish. Note that the HTML version of this article appears prematurely truncated. Muses on what might have happened had Lovecraft followed Barlow into exile in Mexico City, in order to recuperate from his survived illness. The author supposes that in Mexico Barlow would have gladly acted as typist for Lovecraft. With a legacy from Barlow’s aunt, the two friends would set up house together and Lovecraft would discover a new sunset paradise amid the summer estate villas and strict social hierarchy of Mexico. The PDF version of this article appears to be a longer version of the 2012 blog post “Lovecraft, Barlow y Azcapotzalco”)

* Stefano Lazzarin (2014), “Il volto velato: Iperbole e reticenza in Howard Phillips Lovecraft, e nel racconto fantastico e d’orrore otto-novecentesco”, Between journal, Vol 4, No.7, 2014. (In Italian. “Lovecraft … as part of a certain line of nineteenth- and twentieth-century fantastic genre and horror literature [which] plays with — and reflects on — the rhetorical devices of hyperbole and reticence. In the texts examined by the author, what cannot be represented is chased throughout the story and is finally revealed, but only to leave room for an irresolvable ambiguity … The last horror, unnameable and unthinkable, is nothing more than an empty signifier.” In Italian)

* Randy Everts (2014), “Unknown Friends of H. P. Lovecraft: No.1, Chester Alwyn Mowry”. (With David Haden)

* Shannon Geis (2014), “Ambiguous Borders: exploring definitions of community in Red Hook, Brooklyn, an audio walking tour”. (Masters dissertation for Columbia University, May 2014)

* Shelby Hatfield, Rebekah Hobbs, Jared Lynch (2014), “Multilayered Specter, Multifaceted Presence: A Critical Edition of H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Tomb”, Digital Literature Review, Vol.1, 2014.

* Andrea Franzoni (2014), “From the Sea to Deep Space: the Leviathan in Herman Melville, Stefano D’Arrigo and Howard P. Lovecraft”, Disputatio Philosophica, Vol.15 No.1, 2014. (“…these three contemporary authors summon the Leviathan as the possibility to create a new order in the World: an attempt whose only possible outcome is a failure”. The Lovecraft section is rather short and cursory. Part of a special journal issue on evil and the monstrous)

* James J. O’Meara (2014), “Mike Hammer, Occult Dick: Kiss Me Deadly as Lovecraftian Tale, Counter Currents (North American New Right), 7th Feb 2014. (Detailed analysis of the 1955 noir movie Kiss Me Deadly, in terms of its apparently use of typically Lovecraftian themes and ideas)

* Alberto Acedo-Bravo and Jose Andres Quintela-Vila (2014), “Las presuposiciones pragmaticas en la obra de H.P. Lovecraft “El llamado de Cthulhu””, Santiago journal, No. 113, 2014. (In Spanish. Examines the “pragmatic presuppositions” that underpin the truth claims made in “The Call of Cthulhu”)

* Kevin Corstorphine (2013), “‘Colors We Cannot See': Invisibility and The Limits of Perception in Weird Fiction”. (Paper presented at the conference “The Weird” University of London, November 2013. Compares key stories of invisible monsters, and their probable influence on Lovecraft. Previously presented as “Invisible Monsters: The Limits of Perception in Bierce, Lovecraft and Machen” at the International Gothic Association meeting, University of Surrey, August 2013)

* Catia Cristina Sanzovo Jota (2013), “Terror and shock in H. P. Lovecraft. (Possibly a class paper?)

* Chris Jarocha-Ernst (2013), “Commonplace and Trivial” at (A partial annotation of Lovecraft’s Commonplace Book containing his story germs and ideas)

* Jeffrey Michael Renye (2013), Panic on the British Borderlands: The Great God Pan, Victorian Sexuality, and Sacred Space in the Works of Arthur Machen (Ph.D thesis for Temple University, Philadelphia. Identifies Lovecraft as the first critical writer on Machen)

* Jose Eduardo Serrato Cordova (2013), “El imaginario gotico en dos autores Mexicanos: Emiliano Gonzalez y Ernesto de la Pena”, Revista Isla Flotante, Vol.V, No.5, 2013, pp.27-44. (In Spanish. Discusses… “the reception of the gothic in Mexico, via Emiliano Gonzalez and Ernesto de la Pena … The first of whom adapted for the Mexican reader the fantasy literature style of H.P. Lovecraft”)

* Olmo Pedro Castrillo Cano (2013), “Memoria Explicativa del Trabajo de Fin de Master, “The Shadow over Innsmouth”” (In Spanish. Title roughly translates as: “An Explanatory Memorandum on The Work of The Master in “The Shadow Over Innsmouth””. For the University of Seville, Dept. of Communication. Seems to be an analysis of “Innsmouth”, possibly as part of adapating it as a film? script?)

* Anthony Christopher Camara (2013), Dark Matter : British Weird Fiction and the Substance of Horror, 1880-1927. (PhD thesis for UCLA. Examines Lovecraft’s predecessors in British fiction — Vernon Lee, Machen, Blackwood, Hodgson — and asks how they departed from the Gothic romance and the Victorian ghost story. Seems to lack a proper conclusion, but has a short coda survey article on later developments in British weird fiction)

* Sean Braune (2013), “How to Analyze Texts that Were Burned, Lost, Fragmented, or Never Written”, Symploke, Vol. 21, No. 1-2, 2013.

* Arthur Jorge Dias de Morais Coelho (2013), “Os Mitos de H.P. Lovecraft e a cultura juvenil”, Anais : Semana de Historia, Vol. XIX, 2013. (In Spanish. “Of youth culture and the mythology of H.P. Lovecraft”. Asks how the mythos came to be such a key part of youth culture)

* Daniel Iturvides Dutra (2013), “A poesia fantastica de H. P. Lovecraft: uma analise comparativa do poema Os Fungos de Yuggoth e o manuscrito “O Livro””, Manuscritica: Revista de Critica Genetica, No. 25, 2013. (In Spanish. Compares three sonnets from Yuggoth with the fragment “The Book”)

* Amy Ireland (2013), “Noise: An Ontology of the Avant-garde”. (Paper for the 2013 conference ‘Modern Soundscapes’ run the Australasian Association of Literature / Centre for Modernism Studies. Examines sound/noise in “At The Mountains of Madness” in order to weigh the claims of two philosophers, Kant and Nick Land, and from this develops ideas about the 20th century avant-garde’s use of noise as an “exaltation of the void and the melting of unstable frontiers”)

* David Simmons (2013), “H.P. Lovecraft: The Outsider No More?” (Editor’s introduction to Palgrave’s 2013 book New Critical Essays on H.P. Lovecraft. Basic short outline of Lovecraft’s changing reputation, followed by a short summary note on each of the book’s essays. Free sample PDF from Palgrave)

* Harlan Morehouse (2013), Untitled. Review of Ben Woodard’s On an Ungrounded Earth: Towards a New Geophilosophy, Society and Space journal website, undated.

* Rory Rowan (2013), Undermining the Ends of the Earth. Review of Ben Woodard’s On an Ungrounded Earth: Towards a New Geophilosophy, Society and Space journal website, undated.

* Jordan K. Skinner (2013), A Philosophical Topology. Review of Ben Woodard’s On an Ungrounded Earth: Towards a New Geophilosophy, Society and Space journal website, undated.

* Ben Woodard (2013) Response: Terrestrial Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness, Society and Space journal website, undated. (Response to three reviews of Woodard’s book On an Ungrounded Earth, reviews which appeared on the Society and Space journal website).

* Conny Lippert (2013), “Lovecraft’s Grimoires: intertextuality and The Necronomicon, Working With English: Medieval and Modern Language, Literature and Drama, No. 8, 2012-13, pp. 41-50. (Part of a Gothic Histories special edition).

* John Schmidt (2013), “Narrative (as) Madness and the End of the Talking Cure: H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Rats in the Walls””, Pyxis: Wesleyan Journal of Humanities, Spring 2013.

* Kurt Fawver (2013), The Terror of Possibility: A Re-evaluation and Reconception of the Sublime Aesthetic (PhD thesis, University of South Florida. Appears to touch on Lovecraft from time to time, throughout)

* Emil Lofling (2013), “”But alas—where are any Lovecraft pieces?”: en narratologisk undersokning av H.P. Lovecrafts noveller” (In Swedish. Undergraduate final dissertation for Uppsala University, Sweden)

* Kevin Taylor (2013), Advanced 3D Production with Narrative (Masters disseration, details an ambitious attempt to create a new intellectual property “in the vein of Lovecraft’s Cthuhlu mythos”, via employing theoretical/psychology approaches alongside proven fantasy world-building methods. Abstract only, PDF available but embargoed until Nov 2015).

* Olmo Pedro Castrillo Cano (2013), “Memoria explicativa del trabajo de fin de master: “La sombra sobre Innsmouth”” (Masters disseration in Spanish, discusses “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”).

* Brian S. Matzke (2013), All Scientific Stuff: Science, Expertise, and Everyday Reality in 1926. (PhD thesis for The University of Michigan. One short section is relevant: “Amazing Stories’ weird tale: “The Colour out of Space””.

* S.T. Joshi (2013), Review of H.P. Lovecraft, The Classic Horror Stories, edited by Roger Luckhurst. Posted 21st June 2013 at the personal blog

* Elisa Gorusuk (2013), “Science et mythologie dans les oeuvres d’Howard Phillips Lovecraft”. (Masters disseration in French, examines the interplay of science and mythology in four key works).

* Ben Woodard (2013), On an Ungrounded Earth: towards a new geophilosophy. Punctum Books, 2013. (Contemporary Lovecraftian philosophy).

* Jon Cogburn and Mark Allan Ohm (2013), “Actual Qualities of Imaginative Things: notes towards an object oriented literary theory” (Contemporary Lovecraftian philosophy).

* Mary Corr (2013), “Dr. Franklin C. Clark: early mentor to H.P. Lovecraft — the master of ‘weird tales’”, Rhode Island Medical Journal, December 2013, pp. 73-74. (A short magazine ‘filler’ article).

* Michael Umbricht (2013), “Cosmic Inspiration: Lovecraft’s Astronomical Influences” (Nicely illustrated academic Powerpoint presentation from Ladd Observatory at Brown University, as part of NecronomiCon 2013. Illustrates the influence of the Ladd Observatory on Lovecraft’s early life).

* Milosz Wisniewski (2013), “Swiat Howarda Philipsa Lovecrafta w ujeciu religioznawczym”, Humaniora: Czasopismo Internetowe, No.1, 2013, pp. 99–105. (In Polish, with English abstract. Applies the theories of Romanian researcher Mircea Eliade to Lovecraft’s mythology).

* Bradley Allen Will (1998, 2013), The “supramundane”: The Kantian sublime in Lovecraft, Clarke, and Gibson”. (Ph.D. thesis, placed online 2013. Explores the sublime experience of discovering something that exceeds human understanding).

* Steven E. Jones (2013), The Emergence of the Digital Humanities: Chapter 2, “Dimensions”. (Has several pages on ideas of “Lovecraftian dimensionality” in relation to knowledge).

* Duran Flores Merlin Lisseth and Pineda Zaldana Maritza Beatriz (2013), “El terror u horror como eje estructurante en los cuentos “El extrano”, “El sabueso” y “El ser bajo la luz de la luna” de Howard Phillips Lovecraft” (Joint undergraduate disseration, University of El Salvador).

* Tanya Krzywinska (2013), “Digital games and the American gothic: investigating gothic game grammar”, Intersemiose, Vol.2, No.4, July-Dec 2013. (About videogames, not tabletop RPGs).

* Sonja M. Karlas (2013), “Kosmicki horor, gotsko telo i tekst: H.P. Lovecraft “Senka nad Insmutom”, Journal for Languages and Literatures of the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sadu, Vol.3, No.3, 2013. (English preprint available as Cosmic horror, gothic body and the text: H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”).

* Paulo de Tarso Cabrini Jr., (2013), “A literatura espirita: angelo inacio e os contos de H.P. Lovecraft”, Revista Litteris, Vol.2, No.12, Sept 2013. (In Portuguese. Theorises about spiritualist literature, and looks at so-called ‘spirit dictated’ spiritualist books in relation to Lovecraft).

* Laurel Jean (2013), Cosmic revulsion: representations of the Longinian sublime in the works of H.P. Lovecraft (Masters dissertation, Humboldt State University)

* Leonam Baesso da Silva Liziero (2013), “O Estado-Cthulhu e a emergencia do terror totalitario na teoria do Direito e do Estado no Seculo XX”, Revista Juridica, Vol 3, No. 32, 2013. (In Spanish. On Lovecraft as a prescient foreteller of the rise of… “the decline of the value of human life in the totalitarian State” in the 20th century)

* Gretchen Marie Kasting (2013), Without contraries there is no progression : scientific speculation and absence in Frankenstein, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and “The Colour out of Space””. (Masters dissertation, University of Texas at Austin)

* Luciana Moura Colucci de Camargo (2013), “Presenca da tradicao da espacialidade gótica nos contos The Tapestried Chambre e The Dreams in the Witch House”, Anais do Silel, Volume 3, Number 1, 2013. (In Spanish. Compares the use of domestic space in Sir Walter Scott’s “The Tapestried Chamber” with Lovecraft’s “Dreams in the Witch House”)

* Luis Vieira (2013), “Historicidade e temporalidade na literatura de horror de Lovecraft”, Epigrafe edition zero, 2013. (In Spanish. “The Call of Cthulhu” as a historical document relating to the literary avant-garde of the mid 1920s)

* Jean-Emmanuel Filet (2013), Du Livre des Songes au Livre des Ages: recherches, creations sur le reve et la temporalite par la composition de deux corpus musicaux. (Part of a thesis. In French with English abstract. Description of the work undertaken for the chamber opera H.P.L. Outsider, based on H.P Lovecraft, which was the principal focus of the author’s doctoral degree).

* Erika L. Mutter (2013), Explaining the Unexplainable: a new cultural outlook on H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos (Possibly a Masters dissertation? Looks at narrator identification with aliens).

* Juan Luis Perez de Luque (2013), Communal Decay: narratological and ideological analysis of H.P. Lovecraft’s fiction (Thesis. Partly also published in English in Lovecraft Annual 2013, as “Lovecraft, Reality, and the Real: A Zizekian Approach”).

* Brian J. Reis (2013), “Structurally Cosmic Apostasy: the atheist occult world of H.P. Lovecraft”, LUX : A Journal of Transdisciplinary Writing and Research, Vol 3, No.1, 2013. (On Lovecraft in relation to the Theosophists)

* Chris Laliberte (2013), “The Real In R’lyeh: on Lacan and Lovecraft”, with caffeine & careful thought, Vol 1. No.1, 2013. (Seems to be the house ejournal of the English Dept. at the University of Toronto)

* Daniel M. Look (2013), “The Cosmic Angle of Regarding: mathematics and the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft” (“To appear in Journeys into Fear Vol. 1, Crossroad Press/SpiderBaby. Planned release March 2014″).

* Andrea Galgano (2013), “H.P. Lovecraft, e il Terrore Cosmico”, March 2013, Polimnia Professioni. (Polimnia Professioni seems to be in the house graduate journal of the Polo Psicodinamiche teaching institute, Prato, Italy. Article in Italian).

* Paul Boshears (2013), “Against Paraphrase: Graham Harman’s Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy, Interstitial, March 2013. (Scholarly review of Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy).

* Ondrej Harnusek (2013), “Lovecraft and Poe: masters of the macabre of Providence” (Undergraduate final dissertation, Masaryk University Department of English and American Studies. In English).

* Ellen Greenham (2013), Neocosmicism: God and the Void. (Ph.D for Murdoch University, Australia. It “…seeks to demonstrate the validity of cosmicism as a lens through which to critically interrogate science fiction texts; it more importantly endeavors to address cosmicism’s inherent limitations as a philosophy of the human creature’s place in the universe.”)

* S.T. Joshi (2013), Cthulhu’s Empire: H. P. Lovecraft’s Influence on His Contemporaries and Successors. (Appears to be a free sample, from the Salem Press book Critical Insights: Pulp Fiction of the 1920s and 1930s).

* Duran Flores Merlin Lisseth, and Pineda Zaldana Maritza Beatriz (2013), El terror u horror como eje estructurante en los cuentos “El extrano”, “El sabueso” y “El ser bajo la luz de la luna” de Howard Phillips Lovecraft. (Undergraduate dissertation, University of El Salvador. In Spanish).

* Negin Ghodrati (2013), “The Creation, Evolution and Aftermath of Lovecraftian Horror” (Masters dissertation, University of Oslo).

* Gabriela Birnfeld Kurtz (2013), “Cibercultura e H.P. Lovecraft: historias de horror no tempo da inteligencia coletiva”, Revista Tematica, Sept 2013. (In Portuguese. Lovecraft’s ideas and networks related to the concepts of cyberculture, collective intelligence and culture fandoms, with special reference to contemporary Facebook activity).

* Mark Blacklock (2013), Final Bibliography for his 2013 Ph.D thesis “The Fairyland of Geometry: a cultural history of higher space, 1869-1909″. (Relevant to the young Lovecraft’s understanding of fourth-dimensional space and similar scientific matters).

* Brian J. Reis (2013), “Satanic Indifference and Ultimate Reality”, Lux : a journal of transdisciplinary writing and research, Vol.2, No.1, 2013. (Discusses the idea that the classic religious idea of “Satan was transformed [by Lovecraft] from a symbol of evil in a Manichean universe to an articulate arbiter of the revelation that human existence means nothing cast against the broad spectrum of the cosmos.”)

* Carlos Corbacho Carrobles (2013), “H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Call Of Cthulhu”: an intermedial analysis of its graphic adaptation“, JACLR: Journal of Artistic Creation and Literary Research, Vol.1, No.1, September 2013.

* David Haden (2013), The Annotated “The Lurking Fear” (Lovecraft story with 8,000 words of scholarly annotations).

* Dora Gago (2013), Representacoes das cidades em ruinas de H.P. Lovecraft, Mathesis July 2013, v.22, pp.67-84. (In Portuguese, “The representation of ruined cities in H.P. Lovecraft”).

* Richard Palvik (2013), “H.P. Lovecraft: narratologisk analys av atmosfar och fasor” (Masters dissertation. Title translates as “H.P. Lovecraft: a narratological analysis of atmospheres and horrors”. In Swedish, with English abstract).

* Patricia Garcia (2013), “The Fantastic Hole: towards a theorisation of the fantastic transgression as a phenomenon of space”, Brumal: research journal on the fantastic, Vol.1, No.1, Spring 2013. (Tries to theorize an area of interest to Lovecraft scholars: the… “incursion of an impossible spatial element within a realistic frame shared by narrator and reader”).

* Thomas St. John (2013), “The Levi Goodenough Farm 1783″ (Local topographical article on the farmhouse which was the home of Arthur H. Goodenough, the elderly amateur press man and friend of Lovecraft living near Brattleboro, and the likely setting of Lovecraft’s “The Whisperer in Darkness” and possible inspiration for the farmhouse in “The Dunwich Horror”. Lots of valuable and rare new pictures of the site, but the short section discussing “The Whisperer in Darkness” is bizarre).

* Patricia Garcia (2013), The Architectural Void: space as transgression in postmodern short fiction of the fantastic (1974-2010). (PhD thesis, some pages of discussion of Lovecraft as a precursor and influence).

* Fabian Luduena (2013), “Astrophobos o la in-harmonia mundi: glosas a la obra poetica de H.P. Lovecraft”, Revista Landa, Vol.1, No.2, 2013. (In Spanish. Rough translation: “Astrophobos” and the inharmonious world: thoughts on the poetry of H.P. Lovecraft. By a philosopher at the Instituto Gino Germani, University of Buenos Aires).

* Sarka Svitakova (2013), “Fear in the Works of E.A. Poe and H.P. Lovecraft”. (Masters dissertation at the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University of Pardubice).

* Tristan Garcia (2013), “Crossing Ways of Thinking: on Graham Harman’s system and my own”, Parrhesia : a journal of critical philosophy, No.16, 2013, pp.14-25. (Tristan Garcia responds to Harman’s recent book Weird Realism: Lovecraft And Philosophy, recognising its multiple levels of usefulness for philosophy. Harman responds in his follow-on article “Tristan Garcia and the Thing-in-Itself”).

* Moritz Ingwersen (2013), “Monstrous Geometries in the Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft”. (Presented at the Monstrous Geographies 2nd Global Conference, May 2013).

* Charles Elliott (2013), “Chthonic Powers: T.S. Eliot and H.P. Lovecraft”. (Senior Honors Thesis at Eastern Michigan University).

* Roger Luckhurst (2013) “H.P. Lovecraft and the Northern Gothic Tongue”. (Short etymological essay at the website).

* Bill Coberly (2013), “The Call of Leviathan: Mass Effect and Lovecraft”, The Ontological Geek, 5th March 2013. (Detailed essay on the use of Lovecraft’s themes in the Mass Effect trilogy of contemporary videogames).

* Wesley VanDenBos (2013), “Subverting a Mythology: examining Joseph Campbell’s monomyth in the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft”. (Masters dissertation, examining how Lovecraft diverges from Campbell’s dictums).

* Alessandro Sheedy (2013), “Excavating the Void: Nonhuman Archive Stories in H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Call of Cthulhu’ and Thomas Ligotti’s ‘Nethescurial’” (Essay as part of a PhD at the University of Tasmania? Also presented at the Monstrous Geographies 2nd Global Conference, May 2013).

* Andra Soares Vieira and Angiuli Copetti de Aguiar (2013), “O pictural e o iconotexto em Pickman’s Model, de H.P. Lovecraft”, Lumen et Virtus, Vol.IV, No.8, February 2013. (In Portuguese. Discussion of the description of the pictures in “Pickman’s Model”. Lovecraft is found not just to depict Pickman’s pictures in words, but to use them as narrative elements — since the attentive reader is invited to ‘fill in the blanks’ that Lovecraft leaves in his descriptions of the pictures).

* Paul Boshears (2013), “Against Paraphrase — Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy”, Interstatial journal, March 2013, pp.1-4. (Scholarly review of Graham Harman’s Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy).

* JeFF Stumpo (2013), “Until Someone Loses an I: the deconstruction of “self” in Borges and Lovecraft”, New York Review of Science Fiction, March 2013.

* James J. O’Meara (2013), “A General Outline of the Whole”: Lovecraft as Heideggerian event, Counter-Currents, 28th Feb 2013. (Long review of Graham Harman’s Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy).

* Alberto Agosto (2012), “The topic of dream in the work of H.P. Lovecraft”. (In Italian, appears to be a Masters dissertation for the University of Torino)

* Rodolfo Munoz Casado (2012), “Los mitos de Cthulhu como movimiento literario” (PhD thesis for the University of Madrid. In Spanish. Seems to be a survey of Lovecraft’s influence?)

* Michael Barker (2012), “H.P. Lovecraft’s Alien Legacy”, Swans, 4th June 2012. (Lovecraft’s influence on post-1945 New Age UFO folklore etc. Review of Jason Colavito’s The Cult of Alien Gods: H.P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture).

* Edmund Berger (2012), “Aliens To Autonomy: gauging Deleuze And Guattari’s “ridiculousness””, Swans, 18th June 2012. (Critique of Michael Barker’s treatment of Deleuze and Guattari in the review essay “H.P. Lovecraft’s Alien Legacy”).

* Eugene Thacker (2012), “Cosmic Pessimism”, Continent, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2012, pp. 66–75. (Lovecraftian philosophy).

* Modesto Gomez Alonso (2012), “H.P. Lovecraft: creencia estetica y asentimiento intelectual”, Taula: quaderns de pensament, Vol. 44, 2012. (In Spanish. Examines the epistemological and aesthetic grounds for Lovecraft’s theory of cosmic horror).

* Cesar Guarde Paz (2012), “Race and War in the Lovecraft Mythos: A Philosophical Reflection”, Lovecraft Annual, No. 6, 2012.

* Ryan P. Kennedy (2012), Evolution of Effect: The Numinous in Gothic and Post-Gothic Ghost Experience Literature. (Undergraduate dissertation, a short section discusses the theme in H.P. Lovecraft’s short stories)

* Xavier Gamboa (2012), Baroque Worlds of the 21st Century (PhD thesis, “an analysis of the unfolding twenty-first century neobaroque phenomenon”. Not on Lovecraft per se, but seems to have been inspired by Patric MacCormack’s 2007 essay “Baroque Intensity: Lovecraft, Le Fanu, and the Fold”)

* S.T. Joshi (2012), “Poe, Lovecraft, and the Revolution in Weird Fiction”, text of a lecture delivered at the Ninth Annual Commemoration Program of the Poe Society, 7th October 2012. Published on the website of the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore.

* Sam Gafford (2012), “The Man Who Saved Hodgson!”,, 6th July 2012. (On Herman Charles Koenig, a late associate of Lovecraft. Scholarly blog post, with reference footnotes)

* Lin Wang (2012), Celebration of the Strange : YouYang Zazu and its horror stories (PhD thesis. Chapter five proposes Lovecraft’s concept of cosmic fear as a useful tool for analysis of the… “many zhiguai tales [from China, that] deal with supernatural forces without definite monsters or explicit etiologies”)

* Patricia Garcia (2012), “The fantastic of place and the fantastic of space: two models of transgression”, Letras & Letras, Vol.28, No.2 (2012). (Part of a substantial special issue on horror and the fantastic. In English, with Spanish abstract).

* Marshall Buchanan (2012), “Horror in Seneca’s Thyestes and Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu”“. (Student paper written for Latin 5014 class at Department of Classics, Ohio State University).

* Mark McGurl (2012), “The Posthuman Comedy“, Critical Inquiry 38, Spring 2012. (Discussion of Lovecraft and the academic canon and ‘outsider’ writers, on pp.542-547)

* Juan Luis Perez de Luque (2012), ““Fish You Can’t Leave Behind: Deep Ones and other creatures as symbols of corruption in the narrative of H.P. Lovecraft” (Presented at the Monster and the Monstrous conference, University of Oxford, September 2012).

* Ryan P. Kennedy (2012), “Evolution of Effect: the numinous in gothic and post-gothic ghost experience literature”. (B.A. dissertation, discusses Lovecraft relationship to the early gothic and then on pp.37-49 discusses “The Unnamable”, “Hypnos” and “Nyarlathotep”).

* Helge Kragh (2012), “A Sense of Crisis: physics in the fin-de-siecle era”, (Useful and clearly-written background summaries of the scientific orthodoxies and controversies in Lovecraft’s youth — such as heat-death, entropy, the aether, radioactivity and x-rays, hyperspace — as they interacted with the eschatology of religion and the gothic gloominess of decadent-era aesthetics. To be published in the book collection The Fin-de-Siecle World in 2014).

* Phillip A. Ellis (2012), “H.P. Lovecraft: a transient speck in wide infinity”, The Muse: international journal of poetry, Vol 2, No.1, June 2012. (Detailed and lengthy survey essay on Lovecraft as a poet).

* Eduardo Cesar Godarth (2012), “Um olhar descritivo sobre as traducoes brasileiras de Supernatural Horror in Literature, de H.P. Lovecraft” (Dissertation in Brazilian Portuguese. Makes a Translation Studies analysis of two Brazilian translations (1987, 2008) of the Lovecraft essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature”).

* Oluwatoyin Vincent Adepoju (2012), “”Aquatic Ancestry” by Kingsley Nnabuagha and the fiction of Howard Phillips Lovecraft : a study in imaginative convergence”. Part of the Compcros library run by Oluwatoyin Vincent Adepoju.

* David Haden (2012). “Of Rats and Legions” (Detailed topographical study of elements of “The Rats in the Walls”, in the context of Lovecraft’s historical knowledge. Discovers a key new source for the story.)

* David Haden (2012). The annotated “The History of the Necronomicon.

* David Haden (2012). “What could Lovecraft and his circle have known of Doctor John Dee?”.

* Oskarson Kindstrand (2012), “Hur blev jag ett monster?: Om monsterskapande i Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s The Outsider och The Thing on the Doorstep”, Sodertorn University in Sweden. (Undergraduate final dissertation in Swedish. Examines how character monstrosity is created and strengthened, the relation between monstrosity and humanity in Lovecraft’s characters).

* Raga Pascual Rosaleny (2012), Jules Verne y H. P. Lovecraft o unas teorias para la historia, Brocar no.36, 2012, pp.7-52. (In Spanish. Trans: ‘Jules Verne and H.P. Lovecraft and their theories of history’).

* Daniel Dutra (2012), “A utopia na obra de H.P. Lovecraft: uma leitura política de At The Mountains of Madness, Capa No.45, 2012. (Examines the possible effect of the New Deal on the politics in At The Mountains of Madness. In Brazilian Portugeuse, with short English abstract).

* Brendan Robert West (2012), Whisperer: A Study in Adaptation. (M.A. dissertation at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Examines the methodologies of adaption for H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Whisperer in Darkness”)

* Joakim Dahlback (2012), Cthulhu vaknar pa vita duken: en jamforande analys av H.P. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu och Andrew Lemans filmatisering av den. (Undergraduate dissertation in Swedish. Title in English: “Cthulhu awakes on the silver screen: a comparative analysis of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu and Andrew Leman’s film version of it.”)

* Jesse Norford (2012), “Pagan Death: Lovecraftian horror and the dream of decadence”, IN: Eoghain Hamilton (Ed.), The Gothic: probing the boundaries, Inter-disciplinary Press (Critical Issues Series), 2012.

* Francesco Toniolo (2012), “L’Anello di Cthulhu: Il mito religioso in Tolkien e Lovecraft”. (In Italian. Appears to be an undergraduate final disseration? Title translates as: “The Ring of Cthulhu: religious myth in Tolkien and Lovecraft”).

* Miguel Bernardo Olmedo Morell (2012), “Three representations of the fall in Lovecraft’s dream cycle”, Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, No.11, September 2012. (In English. The stories “The Other Gods”, “The Doom that Came to Sarnath”, and “The Quest of Iranon” are analyzed in relation to the myths of Icarus, Sodom and Gomorrah, and the Biblical Eden).

* S.T. Joshi (2012), “Poe, Lovecraft, and the Revolution in Weird Fiction”. (Transcript of a lecture given at the Ninth Annual Commemoration Program of the Poe Society, 7th October 2012).

* William Koch (2012), Graham Harman’s Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy, online 11th Sept 2012. (Detailed book review).

* Cecile Cristofari (2012), “Le temps du reve lovecraftien, ou l’elaboration d’un temps du mythe”, e-lla, May 2012. (In French. In the online journal of the University of Provence, France. Title translates as: “The dreamtime Lovecraft, or a development from the times of myth”. Essay tests the application of the Australian Aboriginal idea of ‘the dreamtime’ to key Lovecraft stories).

* James Odelle Butler (2012), “Name, Place, and Emotional Space: Themed Semantics in Literary Onomastic Research” (PhD thesis for University of Glasgow, UK. Examines “The Interlaced Realities of Lovecraft County” on pp. 172-188).

* Mark McGurl (2012), “The Posthuman Comedy”, Critical Inquiry 38, Spring 2012, pp.533-553. (Discusses Lovecraft on pp.542-547).

* Sindri Eldon (2012), “Fully Human: gender conflict in two tales by H.P. Lovecraft”. (Undergraduate final dissertation. From Iceland, in English. “An analysis of gender conflict and the opposing natures of the female and the male in [...] “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” and “The Thing on the Doorstep”).

* Sonja Jauernig (2011), “H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu” in zwei deutschen Ubersetzungen”. (Masters dissertation for the University of Vienna. In German with English abstract. Discusses two German translations of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story “The Call of Cthulhu”)

* Anthony Conrad Chieffalo (2011), “Poe, Lovecraft, and the uncanny: the horror of the self” (Masters dissertation for Central Connecticut State University. Uses Freud to suggest that Poe and Lovecraft draw on… “internal confrontations between the protagonists and the formerly concealed aspects of themselves” to make their stories into powerful horror).

* James R. Russell (2011), “A Tale of Two Secret Books” (Paper presented at ‘Knowledge to Die For: Transmission of prohibited and esoteric knowledge through space and time’, 2nd-4th May 2011, Berlin, Germany. Looks at the Armenian compendium of ancient mathematico-magical texts, the Vec’hazareak or ‘Book of the Six Thousand’, and Lovecraft’s fictional Necronomicon)

* Aleksandra Borowskal (2011), “H.P. Lovecraft’s style in translation: a case study of selected stories and their Polish versions”. (In English, with Polish cover page. Appears to be a Masters dissertation?)

* Justin St. Clair (2011), Borrowed Time: Thomas Pynchon’s Against the Day and the Victorian Fourth Dimension, Science Fiction Studies, March 2011. (Relevant to understanding Lovecraft, due to its useful survey of 19th century hyper-spatial hypotheses other than advances in non-Euclidean geometry).

* Andreas Schardt (2011), “The Gothic Pastoral: terrible idylls in late nineteenth and twentieth-century literature”. (Ph.D for the Faculty of Modern Languages, University of Heidelberg, Germany. In English. Examines “The Colour out of Space” and “The Dunwich Horror” on pp.163-177).

* Hannah Spencer (2011), “Semantic Prosody in Literary Analysis: a corpus based stylistic study of H.P. Lovecraft’s stories”, Masters dissertation, University of Huddersfield, 2011. (This “uncovers linguistic aspects of Lovecraft’s stories that could not be detected intuitively, and provides a firm basis for some subjective literary assumptions.”).

* Nemes Z. Mario (2011), “A Pickman-paradoxon : H.P. Lovecraft es a vizualis reprezentacio”, Prae magazine, 2011. (In Hungarian, part of the Prae “Dark Fantasy” special themed issue).

* Julio Franca (2011), “Fundamentos Esteticos da Literatura de Horror: A influencia de Edmund Burke sobre H.P. Lovecraft”. (Article in Spanish on the influence of Edmund Burke’s A Philosophical Enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful on Lovecraft).

* Richard-Philipp Fahrbach (2011), “Intermedialitat des Schreckens: parameter des grauens bei H.P. Lovecraft”. (Masters dissertation, Vienna. Approx. title translation: The Intertextuality of Secrets: the limits of horror in H.P. Lovecraft).

* Kerry Bolton (2011), “The Influence of H.P. Lovecraft on Occultism”, Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, No.9, October 2011.

* Rui Lopes (2011), “O interprete estupido”, Dos Algarves, No. 20, 2011. (In Spanish. Examines literary characters reacting to strange things — as depicted by Lovecraft, Musil, Pitkin, and Poe).

* Cecile Cristofari (2011), “The Tainted Birth in Lovecraft’s Fiction”.

* Kristine Beskin (2011), “Frozen in the Dreamlands: Lovecraft and Dickinson” (Preliminary paper for a Masters dissertation?)

* Anon (2011), “Lovecraft, Cyclonopedia and Materialist Horror” part one and part two and postscript. (See also the book of responses to the theory-satire Cyclonopedia, Leper Creativity: Cyclonopedia Symposium).

* James Kneale (2011), “Monstrous and Haunted Media: H.P. Lovecraft and Early Twentieth-Century Communications Technology”. (Appears to be Feb 2011. His earlier paper “From beyond: H. P. Lovecraft and the place of horror” is also available, originally in Cultural Geographies 13, 1 (2006), pp. 106-126).

* David Haden (2011), Walking With Cthulhu: H.P. Lovecraft as psychogeographer, New York City 1924-26 (Full-length book).

* John D. Sanderson (2011), “The Shadow over Galicia: H.P. Lovecraft’s obsessions resurface in the film adaptation of Dagon (2001)”, Odisea No.12, pp.245-255.

* Petr Gruber (2011), “H.P. Lovecraft in der Prosa von H.C. Artmann”. (B.A. final disseration at Brünn, exploring similarities between Lovecraft and the work of Austrian author H.C. Artmann. In German).

* Ben Woodard (2011), “A Nature to Pulp the Stoutest Philosopher: towards a Lovecraftian philosophy of nature”, Incognitum Hactenus: art, philosophy, horror, Vol.1, No.1, 2011.

* Micheal Gentry (2011), “Parser at the Threshold: Lovecraftian horror in interactive fiction”. (In the book: IF Theory Reader, March 2011).

* Various (2011), Special H.P. Lovecraft Issue 00 of the journal Antares: anti-modern perspectives. (In Italian. Articles include: “Rationalism and anti-humanism in Lovecraftian letters”; “H.P. Lovecraft: Theory of Horror”, among others).

* David Reinecke (2011), “From the Pulps to the Stars: The Making of the American Science Fiction Magazine, 1923-1973″. Princeton University CACPS Working Paper #44, Fall 2011. (An empirical/industry-structure analysis of the rise of SF in America).

* Charlene Busalli (2011), “H.P. Lovecraft, ou la quate de l’inconnu“. (Masters dissertation for the Universite Jean Monnet. In French. Translation of title is ‘H.P. Lovecraft, or The Quest for the Unknown’. Appears to be a general survey of a dozen or so of Lovecraft’s well-known themes, with a few pages devoted to discussion of each).

* Af Simon Hesselager Johansen (2011), “Tilstedevaeren ved Vanviddets Bjerge: Martin Heidegger, H.P. Lovecraft og mellemkrigstidens elitaere konservatisme”, Tanken: studieblad for filosfi, No.4, 2011 (Short article in Danish, title translates as something like “On the Folly of Climbing Mountains: Martin Heidegger, H.P. Lovecraft and interwar elitist conservatism).

* Ben Woodard (2011), “Mad Speculation and Absolute Inhumanism: Lovecraft, Ligotti, and the Weirding of Philosophy”. Continent 1.1, pp. 3-13.

* Luana Ferreira de Freitas (2011), “Insanidade fantastica”, Fragmentos July-Dec 2011, Vol.22 No.2, pp. 87-92. (Discusses insanity in fantasy literature, via hallucination in E.A. Poe and compulsion in H.P. Lovecraft. Brazilian Portuguese, with English abstract).

* Marco Antonio Rivera Gutierrez (2011), “Horror y figuratividad: la semiotica del espacio en el relato de terror”. (Approximate translation of title: “Horror and figuration: a semiotics for the spatialisation of terror”. In Spanish with English abstract).

* Marco Antonio Rivera Gutierrez (2011), “”The Outsider”, un Sujeto sin Destinador: analisis de las estructuras semionarrativas de superficiedesde la semiotica narrativa estandar”. (Semiotic analysis of the structual logic of “The Outsider”. In Spanish with English abstract).

* Stefan Helmreich and Sophia Roosth (2010), “Life Forms: a keyword entry”, Representations 112, Fall 2010. (Detailed discussion of the history of the changing conception of ‘lifeforms’, including a discussion of scientific sources which strongly influenced Lovecraft)

* David Javet (2010), “The Pen that Never Stops Writing: the Lovecraft Mythology or the expansion of a literary phenomenon” (Masters dissertation)

* Jesse Norford (2010), “Pagan Death: Lovecraftian Horror and the Dream of Decadence”. (Lovecraft is rooted in late-nineteenth-century cultural fears and desires that arose in response to a renewed interest in paganism and the occult)

* Dustin Geeraert (2010), “Spectres of Darwin: H.P. Lovecraft’s nihilistic parody of religion”. (Masters disseration, University of Manitoba. An advanced and impressive work from an M.A. student. “In Lovecraft, one can find a response to Darwin which rather uniquely sympathizes with religious belief aesthetically, culturally and emotionally while simultaneously condemning it intellectually and scientifically”)

* Eric LaFreniere (2010), “An Awe-ful Integrity: The Science-Fiction Horror of H.P. Lovecraft” (2nd Place Winner of the long research essay category in the Madison Writing Awards 2010, James Madison University)

* Joseph Young (2010), Secondary Worlds in Pre Tolkienian Fantasy Fiction. (PhD for the University of Otago, New Zealand. Has thirty pages on “H.P. Lovecraft’s Cosmic Witch Hunt”)

* Brandon Jernigan (2010), “Forms of some intenser life”: Genre and imperialism at the turn of the century (PhD thesis for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Tangentially related. Seeks to detect critical attitudes to new global networks in the flexible and mutable genre fiction of Joseph Conrad, H.G. Wells, Bram Stoker and Algernon Blackwood. Chapter Four is: “Hostile swarms and geo-insurgency in weird fiction”, although this looks primarily at Blackwood)

* Van Leavenworth (2010), “Reading with Awe and Playing with Terror: Labyrinths in Selected Stories by H.P. Lovecraft and Michael S. Gentry’s Anchorhead, chapter two in The Gothic in Contemporary Interactive Fictions: Umea Studies in Language and Literature 11, 2010.

* Ben Woodard (2010), “Thinking Against Nature: nature, ideation, and realism between Lovecraft and Schelling“, Speculations journal, No.1, pp.47-65.

* Isaac Schlecht (2010), “Reanimating Providence : the haunts and hauntings of H.P. Lovecraft“, Chronicles Of Brunonia (Meditation on Lovecraft’s relationship to the city of Providence. Deposited August 2013).

* Jose Carlos Gil (2010), “Poe and Lovecraft: interior and cosmic terror”, Revista Anglo-Saxonica, Vol.3, No.1, 2010. (Portugese journal, but article is in English. This is a special Poe issue of Revista Anglo-Saxonica.)

* Kristjon Runar Halldorsson (2010), “H.P. Lovecraft: The Enlightenment & connection to the world of Cosmicism”. (B.A. dissertation, in English).

* Kenneth W. Faig Jr. (2010), George Elliott Lovecraft : Lost Scion of the House of Lovecraft, Moshassuck Press, 2010.

* Tomi Vatanen (2010), “Tuntemattomiem Kaahujen Tutkijat: maailmankuva H.P. Lovecraftin novelleissa” (Title translates as “The Unknown Terrors of Researchers: the worldview of H.P. Lovecraft’s stories”. In Finnish. Appears to be a Masters dissertation from Finland)

* G. Warlock Vance (2010), “Dread and portent : reading H.P. Lovecraft’s Necronomicon as social commentary”, PhD thesis, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2010.

* Henrik Boe Ueland (2010), “Frykten som litteraer erfaring : Grenseerfaring og transgresjon i H.P. Lovecraft’s forfatterskap”. Masters dissertation, University of Bergen, 2010. In Nowegian, with English summary. (“Fear as a Literary Experience : borders and transgression in the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft”).

* Tomi Vatanen (2010), “Tuntemattomien kauhujen tutkijat : maailmankuva H.P. Lovecraftin novelleissa”. (In Finnish. Title translates as: “The unknown horrors of research: the world of H.P. Lovecraft’s short stories”).

* Jonathan Lessard (2010), “Lovecraft, le jeu d’aventure et la peur cosmique”, Loading…, Vol.4, No.6, 2010. (In French. Part of the Loading… special issue on horror in videogames).

* Matolcsy Kalman (2010), “Confronting the Boundless and Hideous Unknown: science, categorization, and naming in H.P. Lovecraft’s fiction”.

* Rachel Mizsei Ward (2010), “Plushies, My Little Cthulhu and Chibithulu : The Transformation of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu from Horrific Body to Cute Body”. Presented at Cine Excess IV: International Conference on Cult Film Traditions, Brunel University (UK), April 2010. (Longer version in The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies 12 (Summer 2013)).

* Erik Fredriksson (2010), Hidden Knowledge and Man’s Place in the Universe: a study of human incompetence and insignificance in the works of H.P. Lovecraft. (B.A. dissertation, in English).

* Hannes Storhaug-Meyer (2010), The Morphology of the Unknown : the narrative technique of Howard Philips Lovecraft (Masters degree dissertation, University of Oslo)

* Patricia MacCormack (2010), “Lovecraft through Deleuzio-Guattarian Gates”, Postmodern Culture, Vol.20, No.2, January 2010.

* Elizabeth A. Clendinning and Kathleen McAuley (2010), “The Call of Cthulhu: narrativity of the cult in metal”, IN: The Metal Void: First Gatherings, Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2010.

* Nathan Vernon Madison (2010), “The Yellow Peril: The American Pulps Between the World Wars, 1919-1935″. Chapter in: “Isolationism, Internationalism and the ‘Other': The Yellow Peril, German Brute and Red Menace in Early to Mid Twentieth Century Pulp Magazines and Comic Books. Masters dissertation, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2010.

* Emilio Soares Ribeiro (2010?), O Chamado de Cthulhu: o Gotico de H.P. Lovecraft transmutado para o cinema”, LLA 14. (In Brazilian Portugese. Undated. Title translates as: “The Call of Cthulhu: the gothic of H.P. Lovecraft as transmuted for the cinema”. On the problems of adapting the literary gothic for the screen, with special reference to The Call of Cthulhu film directed by Andrew Leman).

* Sandro D. Fossemo (2010), “Cosmic terror from Poe to Lovecraft: the fear of unknown from the abyss of the soul to cosmic chaos”.

* The Italian scholarly journal Studi Lovecraftiani (#12, July 2010) is free online.

* JoIF, 2010. History of Lovecraftian scholarship and fandom (Overlay journal).

* Carmen R.R. Barbos (2009), “Espaces du fantastique urbain et aspects du sacre: le cas de Mircea Eliade, Jean Ray, et Howard Phillips Lovecraft”. (In French with English abstract. Thesis for CERC: Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Comparatistes. Title in English: “Spaces of the urban fantastic and aspects of the sacred: the case of Mircea Eliade, Jean Ray, and Howard Phillips Lovecraft”)

* Nicholas Mazzuca (2009), The Dreamer Deepe: A Two-Act Play in the Lovecraft Horror Mythos (Stage play submitted in place of a formal Masters disseration, Clemson University)

* Joakim Bengtsson (2009), “Tentative outline: the Ending and the Solution of Conflicts in” [? name truncated, title not on document - probably "...the Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft"]. (10,000 words, seems to be a Masters dissertation?).

* Luciana Martinez (2009), “En busca del lenguaje del horror: H.P. Lovecraft segun Alberto Breccia“, Extravio: revista electronica de literatura comparada, 4, 2009. (In Spanish, English abstract: “analyzes Alberto Breccia’s transpositions of the H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos in the 1970s”).

* Kenneth W. Faig, Jr. (2009), “The strange story of “Poetry and the Gods” by Anna Helen Crofts and Henry Paget-Lowe”, The Fossil #341, July 2009.

* Miguel Angel Ardila Rodriguez (2009), “El horror cosmico de H.P. Lovecraft: una corriente estetica en la literatura de horror contemporanea” (In Spanish. Possibly a Masters dissertation, for the National University of Colombia? Title translates as: “The cosmic horror of H.P. Lovecraft: an aesthetic in contemporary horror literature”).

* Keira McKenzie (2009), “Triggering Time’s Trapdoor”, online at (On the nature of Lovecraft’s monsters).

* Kurt Fawver (2009), ““Present”-ly Safe: the anthropocentricism of time in H.P. Lovecraft’s fiction”, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Vol.20, No.2, 2009.

* Jean Carlo Lavoie Montemiglio (2009), “H.P. Lovecraft: etude comparative de recits des origines”. August 2009. In French. English summary. (“… a close comparison of similar motifs present in Lovecraft’s novella, At the Mountains of Madness and in Hesiod’s poem, Theogony“).

* Paul Halpern and Michael C. Labossiere (2009), Mind out of time: identity, perception, and the fourth dimension in H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Out of Time” and “The Dreams in the Witch House”, Extrapolation, Vol.50, No.3, September 2009.

* Caio Alexandre Bezerias (2009), Funcoes do mito na obra de Howard Phillips Lovecraft (“Functions of myth in the works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft”. Dissertation, Sao Paulo, Brazil. In Brazilian Portuguese).

* James L. Aevermann (2009), “The Destruction of the Hero: an examination of the hero’s purpose in Lovecraft’s works”, IN: Huppert (Ed.), Where Fear Lurks: Perspectives on Fear, Horror and Terror, Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2009.

* Chia Yi Lee (2009), “On At the Mountains of Madness: enveloping the cosmic horror”, EurAmerica, Vol. 39, No.1, March 2009, pp.1-27.

* Graham Harman and Kieth Tilford (2009), “On the Horror of Phenomenology: Lovecraft and Husserl / Singular Agitations and a Common Vertigo”. Collapse ‘Concept Horror’ special issue, 2009.

* Jose Carlos Gil (2009), “H.P. Lovecraft: im icone da cultura ocidental contemporanea”, BANG! revista de literatura e fantasyico, No.6. February 2009. (In Portugese, explores the importance of Lovecraft for western culture, and specifically for Portugese culture. Continues in BANG! 7 and BANG! 9).

* Heath Row (2008), “H.P. Lovecraft’s Use of Dream and Elements of the Fairy Tale: a survey of five topics”, Hedge Trimmings, Vol.2, No. 1, November 2008.

* Anon. (2008), The Fungi from Yuggoth: a Concordance”, Calenture, Vol.3, No.3, May 2008.

* Jonathan Maximilian Gilbert (2008), “The Horror, the Horror”: the Origins of a Genre in Late Victorian and Edwardian Britain, 1880–1914. (A doctoral thesis).

* Martin, Sean Elliot (2008), “H.P. Lovecraft and the Modernist Grotesque”, for McAnulty College. (Outstanding and very useful PhD thesis, later included in condensed form in Lovecraft Annual 2012).

* Kenneth W. Faig Jr. (2008), Qvae Amamvs Tvemvr : Ancestors in Lovecraft’s Life & Fiction, Moshassuck Press, 2008.

* Brian P. Elliston (2008) “Perceptual and relational deictic shift and the development of ‘atmosphere’ in H.P. Lovecraft’s short story The Colour Out of Space”.

* Alcebiades Diniz Miguel (2008), “A teratologia multipla: Robert Bloch e o seu bestiario”, Arquivo Maaravi: Revista Digital de Estudos Judaicos da UFMG, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2008. (In Brazilian Portugese. An examination of Lovecraft’s claim that certain peoples and cultures were more suited than others to create fantastic supernatural works. Part of a special issue on Kabala: the weird and magical in Jewish cultural heritage)

* Marek Wilczynski (2008), “Secret passage through Poe: the transatlantic affinities of H.P. Lovecraft and Stefan Grabinski”, Studia Anglica Posnaniensia, 44, 2008.

* Louis-Pierre Smith Lacroix (2008), “Mythologie de Lovecraft: contexte, pretexte, texte” (Masters dissertation, Universite Laval, Canada. In French with short English abstract).

* Carlos Abraham (2008), “El tema de la biblioteca en Verne, Lovecraft y Borges”, Helice, No.9, May 2008. (Substantial scholarly article in Spanish on the theme of the library as depicted in the work of Verne, Lovecraft, and Borges).

* Jacob M. Hodgen (2008), “‘All the Cosmos is a Jest': Preemptive Trauma Mediation in the Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft”, IN: ‘Boot Camp for the Psyche': Inoculative Nonfiction and Pre-Memory Structures as Preemptive Trauma Mediation in Fiction and Film.

* Candace R. Benefiel (2008), “Shadow of a dark muse: reprint history of original fiction from Weird Tales 1928-1939″, Extrapolation, December 2008.

* Oliver Plaschka (2008) “Verlorene Arkadien: sas pastorale motiv in der englischen und amerikanischen fantastischen Literatur — H.P. Lovecraft, James Branch Cabell, Mervyn Peake, William Gibson.” (Thesis in German. Title translates as: “Arcadia Lost: the pastoral theme in English and American fantastic literature”).

* Benjamin Noys (2008), “Horror Temporis”, Collapse, Vol.IV: “Concept Horror” (2008), pp.277-285. (Essay on Lovecraft’s conception of time).

* Derk van Santvoort (2008), “Casting Shadows Out of Time: H.P. Lovecraft, His Influences and His Influence”. (Masters dissertation for Utrecht University).

* Vivian Ralickas (2008), “Art, cosmic horror, and the fetishizing gaze in the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft”, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Vol.19, No.3, 2008, pp.297-316.

* Elena Glasberg (2008), “Who Goes There? Science, fiction, and belonging in Antarctica”, Journal of Historical Geography, 34, 2008, pp. 639–657. (Only mentions Poe and Lovecraft in passing. It does, however, open with a good outline of the pre-war ideological developments in ‘the Byrd view’ of Antarctica between “At The Mountains of Madness” (1931) and “Who Goes There?” (1938), which may be relevant to those considering the reception of “Mountains” in the 1930s and 40s).

* Benjamin Noys (2007), “The Lovecraft Event” (Compares… “the rupture Lovecraft inflicts on the Gothic and weird fiction with the rupture Lacan inflicts on psychoanalysis and the stabilisation of his own earlier teaching”, in terms of the ability to form a fiction congruent with history and then to align it with the realities and trajectories of the new modernity of the 1920s)

* Mark Fisher (2007), Lovecraft and the Weird: Part I and Part II (Reflections on the Lovecraft: Weird Realism event at Goldsmiths University, London, 2007)

* Fernando Dario Gonzalez Grueso (2007), “Buddai: el gigante dormido Australiano de Lovecraft”, Culturas Populares, No.4, 2007. (In Spanish. Compares the motifs and themes of international folklore, with those employed by Lovecraft. Specific reference to “The Shadow Out of Time”, re: aboriginal oral legend and myths of the sleeping giant, frightening winds, the sinister moon, fields of stones, and ancient footprints once left by giants of the Dreamtime).

* Claes Thoren (2007), “Creating Real Imaginary Worlds: Mythopoeic Interaction and Immersion in Digital Games” (Masters dissertation for the University of East London. Detailed analysis of the now-classic videogame Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth)

* Pino Lasone (2007), “Asenath and Leucothea: female figures from the sea of literary fiction”, Calenture, Vol.2, No.3, May 2007.

* Rebecca Janicker (2007), “New England narratives: space and place in the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft”, Extrapolation, Vol.48 No.1, March 2007.

* Bobbi Sinha-Morey (2007), Fungi: the Poetry of H.P. Lovecraft”, Calenture, Vol.2, No.2, January 2007. (The H.P. Lovecraft special issue).

* Den Valdron (2007), “The Almost-Human Race of Lovecraft’s Mythos”, ERBzine 20th-26th April 2007. (Fannish survey of the use of ghouls in Lovecraft’s fiction).

* Phillip A. Ellis (2007), “The Construction of Race in the Early Poetry of H.P. Lovecraft”, Calenture, Vol.2, No.2, January 2007. (The H.P. Lovecraft special issue).

* Patricia MacCormack (2007), “Baroque Intensity: Lovecraft, Le Fanu and the Fold”, Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, No.2, March 2007.

* Vivian Ralickas (2007), “”Cosmic Horror” and the question of the sublime in Lovecraft”, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Vol.18, No.3, 2007. (See also “Lovecraft and the Sublime: a reinterpretation” in Lovecraft Annual 2011).

* David Farnell (2007), “In a mirror, darkly”: finding ourselves reflected in the aliens of Melville, Lovecraft, Dick, and Butler”, Fukuoka University Review of Literature & Humanities, Vol.39, 1, 2007, pp.105-127.

* Wouter J. Hanegraaff (2007), “Fiction in the Desert of the Real: Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos”, Aries 7, pp.85-109.

* Katie Anderson (2007?), “Uncertainty Principles: reading H.P. Lovecraft” (Takes a historical-biographical approach to understanding The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath. Possibly an essay written as part of a Masters in History?).

* Brian Leno (2006), “Lovecraft’s Southern Vacation“, The Cimmerian Vol. 3, No. 2, 2006. (Recounts the story of how the Howard-Lovecraft correspondence came about, claims that Howard later felt slighted by the humorous names Lovecraft used for him in letters, such as “Sagebrush Bob” etc, then goes on from this to claim that Howard’s… “1934 tale ‘Pigeons From Hell,’ [is] a story full of anti-Lovecraftian subtext”)

* Robert C. Schachel (2006). “The aeon-silent maze of unhuman masonry: Lovecraft’s other places”. (Substantial chapter in the PhD thesis Textual Projections: The Emergence of a Postcolonial Gothic, for the University of Florida, 2006).

* Vivian Ralickas (2006), “Abjection, sublimity, and the question of the unpresentable in Poe, Baudelaire, and Lovecraft”. (Extract from a PhD thesis at the University of Toronto).

* Thomas Hull (2006), “H.P. Lovecraft: a Horror in Higher Dimensions”, Math Horizons, Vol.13, No.3, Feb 2006, pp.10-12.

* Mitch Frye (2006), “”The refinement of “crude allegory”: eugenic themes and genotypic horror in the weird fiction of H.P. Lovecraft”, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Vol.17, No.3, Fall 2006, pp.237-254.

* J. Michael Bestul (2006), Cthulhu Lives!: A Descriptive Study of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. (M.A. dissertation for Bowling Green State University).

* Ken Faig, Jr. (2006), “Lavender Ajays of the Red-Scare Period: 1917-1920“, The Fossil, No. 329, July 2006. (A balanced discussion of aspects of Lovecraft’s attentiveness to young male beauty. Occurs within a much larger examination of the amateur career of the lesbian Elsa Gidlow and her colleagues in Montreal, who published Canada’s first gay and lesbian publication, Les Mouches Fantastique. Lovecraft read the first issue and responded to its aesthetic stance trenchantly (The Conservative, July 1918): “Must we forever shut ourselves in such an artificial shrine [of overblown aestheticism], away from the pure light of sun and stars, and the natural currents of normal existence?”. Lovecraft alluded to the Symposium to contrast the magazine’s apparently-obvious focus on the hedonistic “Dionaean Eros” side of desire, with what appears to have been his own preferred focus on “pure Uranian beauty”. For more on Gidlow see The Fossil No. 332).

* Abbey Kerins (2006), “Walking Upon Hollow Earth: The Juvenilia of H.P. Lovecraft”.

* Frank Coffmann (2006), “H.P. Lovecraft and the Fungi from Yuggoth Sonnets (part one)”, Calenture, Vol.2, No.1, September 2006.

* Caio Alexandre Bazarias (2006), “The functions of myth in the works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft” (Masters disseration, University of San Paulo, 2006. In Spanish or Portuguese. The function of cosmic myth in Lovecraft’s radical critique of early 20th century modernity)

* Gert Jan Willem Bekenkamp (2006), The World of Wonder: on children’s lust for terror (PhD thesis for the University of Leuven, Netherlands. With an introduction by Ramsey Campbell).

* Cesar Guarde Paz (2006), “Edicion crítica de “Nietzscheanismo y realismo” de H. P. Lovecraft”, Dilema: Revista de Filosofia, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 5-18. (In Spanish. Appears to be a collection of relevant aphorisms from philosophers known to have influenced Lovecraft)

* Jerome Alestro (2005?), “Du Cuachmar d’Innsmouth a la Metamorphose: aspects de la transformation” (In French. Appears to be a paper presented at a conference in 2005? Compares Lovecraft to Kafka, in relation to the conclusion of “The Shadow out of Innsmouth”)

* Benjamin Noys (2005), “A Gothic Sinthome? The Case of H.P. Lovecraft”, presented at the conference ‘Gothic Remains: Symptoms of the Modern’, University of Sussex, December 2005. (Examines the possibilites for using Lacan to try to understand Lovecraft. Lacan’s sinthome is a unanalyzable and unspeakable ‘symptom’ of meaning that lies just outside the semiotic triangle, but which might be apprehended via the unconscious in moments of jouissance or sublime awe).

* Eric Hoefler (2005), “Lovecraft Rising: tracing the growth of scholarship on Howard Phillips Lovecraft, 1990-2004″.

* Didier Kahn (2005), “La question de la palingenesie, de Paracelse a H.P. Lovecraft en passant par Joseph Du Chesne, Agrippa d’Aubigne et quelques autres, Journee Francois Secret : Les Muses Secretes : Kabbale, alchimie et litterature a la Renaissance, Verona Italy, 2005. (In French. English title: “The question of palingenesis [i.e., reincarnation, and] Paracelsus in H.P. Lovecraft…” Summary at HAL: “In this short history of early modern palingenesis [western beliefs in reincarnation] experiences, we discuss in depth the conceptions of Paracelsus and Joseph Du Chesne before turning to the literary fortune of palingenesis, notably in Agrippa d’Aubigne’s Les Tragiques, but also in a work by H.P. Lovecraft inspired by the seventeenth-century alchemist Pierre Borel.”).

* Leandro Antonio de Almeida (2005), “Reflexoes sobre aspectos da obra de H. P. Lovecraft”, Organon, Vol.19, No.38-39. (French analysis of “Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family” and “The Lurking Fear”).

* Matt Cardin (2005), “The Masters’ Eyes Shining with Secrets: H.P. Lovecraft and his influence on Thomas Ligotti”, published on dated 4th March 2005.

* Erik Davis (2005), “Calling Cthulhu: H.P. Lovecraft’s Magick Realism”. (A 2005 Web update of an earlier essay. There are a couple of factual errors, but this provides a useful short and usefully skeptical overview of the Lovecraft-inspired occultist fringe up to the late 1990s. For later developments see Kerry Bolton. Erik is the author of the excellent book Techgnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information, 1998).

* Oliver Hedegaard Holm (2005), “Skygger Over Tiden: it studie i forfatteren H.P. Lovecraft som oversaettelsesobjekt. (In Danish with an English summary as an appendix. Title translates as: “Shadows Over Time: H.P. Lovecraft as an object of literary translation”. Examines the elements that characterise Lovecraft’s fiction, then suggests a set of criteria to assess a valid foreign-language translation of his stories).

* Thomas B. Whitbread (2005), “Samuel Loveman: poet of Eros and Thanatos”, The Fossil, Vol.101, No.4, July 2005.

* Frederic Sayer (2004), “Horreur des villes maudites dans l’oeuvre de H.P. Lovecraft”, Belphegor : Litterature Populaire et Culture Mediatique, 3.2, 2004. (In French. Explores… “the combination of attraction and repulsion that these elements [architecture, degenerates, ancient cults] produce for the hero, who is a true double of the reader”)

* Ian Almond (2004), “Sufi Motifs in the Stories of H.P. Lovecraft”. Zeitschrift fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Vol.52, No.3, pp.231-242. (Also at

* Timothy H. Evans (2004), “Tradition and Illusion : antiquarianism, tourism and horror in H.P. Lovecraft“, Extrapolation 45:2 (2004), pages 176-195.

* Malotcsy Kalman (2004), “The Innsmouth “Thing”: Monstrous Androgyny in H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Thing on the Doorstep”, Gender Studies (Romania), Vol.1, No.3, 2004.

* Justin Woodman (2004), “Alien Selves: modernity and the social diagnostics of the demonic in “Lovecraftian Magick”, Journal for the Academic Study of Magic, 2, 2004.

* Justin Taylor (2004), “A Mountain Walked or Stumbled: madness, apocalypse, and H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu””, The Modern Word essay at

* Stefano Lazzarin (2004), “Horreur, hyperbole et reticence chez Lovecraft”, Belphegor, Vol.3, No.2, April 2004. (In French. Title translates as “Horror, hyperbole and reticence in Lovecraft”).

* Ronald St. Pierre (2004), “Never Fully Realize”: Birth of a Mythos, H.P. Lovecraft’s “Dagon”, Shoin Literary Review, No.37, pp.15-36. (Literary journal of Kobe Shoin Women’s University, Japan).

* Gadomska Katarzyna (2004), “Le chronotope dans les recits de H.P. Lovecraft”, Studia Romanica Posnaniensia, Vol.XXXI, 2004, pp.35-48. (In French. Bakhtin’s concept of the chronotope in the stories of H.P. Lovecraft).

* Bruce Lord (2004), The Genetics of Horror: Sex and Racism in H.P. Lovecraft’s Fiction (Part of Lord’s archive of writings at

* Kwzia L’Engle de Figueiredo Heye (2003), “Weird fiction and the unholy glee of H.P. Lovecraft”. (Masters disseration for the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, online from July 2012. In English. Asks if the concept of weird fiction can be classified simply as a sub-genre of horror, or if it constitutes a genre of its own).

* Kisantal Tamas (2003) “Fantasztikum, horror es toredekesseg H.P. Lovecraft szovegeiben”, Tartalom, 2003, 1, pp.14-22. (In Hungarian).

* David Ellis Morgan (2003), “Pulp literature: a re-evaluation”. (Ph.D. thesis for Murdoch University in Australia).

* Kenneth W. Faig Jr., Chris Docherty, Langley Searles (2003), Devonshire Ancestry of Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Moshassuck Press, 2003.

* Eric Hoefler (2003), “Lovecraft Rising : Tracing the Growth of Scholarship on Howard Phillips Lovecraft, 1990-2004″. (Survey of the growth of interest in Lovecraft’s fiction among mainstream academics).

* Saijamari Mannokko (2002), “H.P. Lovecraft and the Creation of Horror” (Masters dissertation, University of Tampere, Finland)

* Sid Sondergard (early 2000s?), “Elder Gods, Mutants, and Sorcerers: the Lovecraft semiotic as sociocultural critique in horror comix”

Also recently available online — scholarly articles from The Crypt of Cthulhu, c.1980-85:

Robert M. Price, Homosexual Panic in “The Outsider”.

Robert M. Price, The Attestation Formula in The Necronomicon.

Robert M. Price, Lovecraft’s Concept of Blasphemy.

Robert M. Price, What Was the “Corpse-Eating Cult of Leng”?

Robert M. Price, Statement of Lin Carter.

Robert M. Price, Genres in the Lovecraftian Library.

Robert M. Price, The Borrower Beneath: R.E. Howard’s Debt to Lovecraft in “The Black Stone”.

Robert M. Price, HPL and HPB: Lovecraft’s Use of Theosophy.

Robert M. Price, Reincarnation in Lovecraft’s Fiction.

Robert M. Price, Jung and Lovecraft on Prehuman Artifacts.

Robert M. Price, New Clues to Lovecraft’s Role in “Out of the Eons” and “The Crawling Chaos”.

George Gammell Angell, Cthulhu Elsewhere in Lovecraft.

Richard L. Tierney, Cthulhu in Mesoamerica.

Edward P. Berglund, On the Revision of “Dreams of Yith”.

Darrell Schweitzer, Some Ancestors of Vathek.

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