* Diana E. Bellonby (2012), A Secret History of Aestheticism: magic-portrait fiction, 1829-1929. (A useful in-depth survey that traces this neglected story type from Walpole through Pater, to later overtly queer uses in Wilde and Orlando. Lovecraft’s work obviously draws here and there on this story tradition, but there is only a very glancing recognition of Lovecraft at the end of the thesis — “American writer H.P. Lovecraft produces two such works in “The Picture in the House” (1920) and “Pickman’s Model” (1927)” — the author being presumably unaware of “Hypnos” (portrait in sculpture), “The Temple” (portrait in carved ivory), “The Outsider” (mirror) and “The Trap” (mirror)).

* J.I.B. Crellin (2014), “Schizo-Gothic Subjectivity: H.P. Lovecraft and William S. Burroughs”. (PhD thesis for Manchester Metropolitan University, 2014. Attempts to use Deleuze and Guattari to open “new conceptual and methodological possibilities for Gothic criticism”, and then tests if this can yield new insights into Lovecraft and Burroughs).

* Scapegoat (2013), “The Sight of a Mangled Corpse: an interview with Eugene Thacker”, Scapegoat journal No. 5, September 2013. (Philosopher who has written on Lovecraft discusses the philosophical lineage of horror, and its relation to contemporary speculative thought).

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