* 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”)

* 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)

* 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)