(Update: Now continued in much expanded form)

My quick unearthing of some of the most recent substantial open Lovecraft dissertations, theses and papers to arrive online (for free):

Matolcsy Kalman. Confronting the Boundless and Hideous Unknown: science, categorization, and naming in H.P. Lovecraft’s fiction. December 2010. In English.

Eric LaFreniere. An Awe-ful Integrity: The Science-Fiction Horror of H. P. Lovecraft. Winner of 2nd prize in the James Madison University Writing Awards. In English. Possibly an undergraduate final-year dissertation?

Kristjon Runar Halldorsson. H.P. Lovecraft: The Enlightenment & connection to the world of Cosmicism. Sept 2010. In English.

Jean Carlo Lavoie Montemiglio. 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“]

Cecile Cristofari. “The Tainted Birth in Lovecraft’s Fiction“. Conference paper. Appears to be April 2011.

James Kneale. “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.