Here’s a thought for a 125th birthday present for H.P. Lovecraft (20th August 2015). A new public-access library collection, containing copies of all of the print scholarship ever written about him. The purchase of these books and journals to be funded by a major Kickstarter or IndieGoGo campaign. To be open and catalogued by 2017, which is the 100th anniversary of the inception of the Mythos.
Article on Lovecraft’s mathematics-inspired spaces…
Thomas Hull (2006), “H.P. Lovecraft: a Horror in Higher Dimensions”, Math Horizons, Vol.13, No.3, Feb 2006, pp.10-12.
This was a 12-hour hand-coding job, with four passes of proof-reading on an actual Kindle, and is not an automatic conversion. There is a linked table-of-contents, and the footnotes are fully interactive “round trip” links.
A 120-page print edition is also available, for those who prefer print. This print edition link will also get you to the table-of-contents and a PDF sample.
From an early comic-strip in the London Graphic, 1894…
A forthcoming conference: “Gothic: Culture, Subculture, Counterculture“, 8th-9th March 2013 at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham and Strawberry Hill House, London.
“This conference, held in the Gothic mansion at Strawberry Hill, west London, will interrogate the many and varied cultures of the Gothic that were largely set in train by the owner of this mansion, Horace Walpole, in the mid-eighteenth century.”
Cthulhu : a Puppet Play has completed Kickstarter funding, and raised $2,205. The show will happen in Houston, USA, at the 14 Pews arts centre.
I’m pleased to say that one of the many little galleries in my city is having an exhibition of surrealist paintings likely to interest Lovecraft fans. Wedgwood Steventon’s solo show launches at Artwaves gallery in Stoke-on-Trent on Friday 3rd of August 2012 (7pm-9pm). The exhibition will run from 4th-18th Aug, between 11am-4pm daily (closed Sundays).
Wedgwood Steventon is based locally, but until now has mostly shown internationally. “A collection of works on paper and canvas, personal experiences of an existence in 21st Century England (and Beyond) : a Gathering of Nightmares, Truths and Dares.”
I’m pleased to say that the print edition of my annual essays collection is now available for purchase!
Lovecraft in Historical Context: a third collection of essays and notes. 25,000 words, and many illustrations. 120 pages, as a 6″ x 9″ paperback. Buy it here.
Contains expanded, polished, and copiously footnoted/referenced versions of my recent draft essays and short notes. Plus new essays that are exclusive to the print edition.
1. Who was “Harley Warren”?
2. Who were the Blatschkas?
3. Lovecraft’s telescope.
4. Lovecraft’s camera.
5. Edison’s virtual ‘visit’ to Providence, 1896, a source for “Nyarlathotep”.
6. Missing : the Sentinel of Lovecraft’s Sentinel Hill.
7. Running down Danforth, at the Paterson Museum.
8. Neutaconkanut : Lovecraft’s last summer walk.
9. What could Lovecraft and his circle have known of Doctor John Dee?
10. Locating “The Mound”.
11. Some covers of The All-Story.
12. Mirrored : reflections on Lovecraft’s reflections.
13. Ten examples of tentacular propaganda, 1881-1910s.
14. A real horror : on the 1918 flu pandemic in Providence.
I hope to produced a hand-coded Kindle ebook edition at some point soon.
Forthcoming from McFarland, Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960. Due in Autumn 2012.
Providence magazine, online in full-view form, a complete run from 1916 to 1922. Produced monthly by the Chamber of Trade, it has many illustrated historical articles, and a monthly “Rhode Island Current Events” summary of the month’s main news items.
An interesting new book project, coming in Fall 2013. A supposed sale-catalogue of books from the private occult library of the Church of Starry Wisdom of Providence, on their disbanding in 1877…
Including short bibliographic and historical essays on the books, by “noted scholars“. You’ll remember of course that Lovecraft’s “The Haunter of the Dark” (1935) had the hero discovering the remains of the library in 1938.