I’m told the Gothic Studies academics at universities mostly don’t much care for Lovecraft, feeling he doesn’t fit in with their canon or their leftist politics. But if you were considering starting an academic journal a touch more friendly to the old gent, then note there’s to be a Gothic Networking Day for postgraduates and academics. It’s in Manchester in the north-west of England, on the 12th July 2014. It will including an afternoon of sessions on publishing academic journals in Gothic Studies, so you’ll get to meet some of the people who are already editing such journals — of which the UK now has quite a few.

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