* 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 in relation to the academic canon and ‘outsider’ writers, on pp.542-547)…

   “an equal part of his interest as a writer is in the troubling shape taken by his limitations. [which] open up, at the level of daily social practice, to a compelling vision of a writerly existence — compelling because so extraordinarily grounded and collegial, so generous in the expense of personal time. … sharing work, sharing imaginative terrain, and freely helping each other toward publication … Working sideways from [amateur] journalistic endeavor into the literary community in which his literary efforts took shape, we are tempted to see the generic institution of the weird, too, as a kind of virtual college, a weird college. … His mistake was to think that the relative weakness and evanescence of the values shared by his community of literary underdogs meant that they were in fact worthless.” [whereas they now seem the forerunner of our own emerging open/remix culture and fan cultures].

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