Available now: the NecronomiCon 2015 schedule along with the panel schedules for the Scholarship Symposium. If I were not stuck in England, the following filleted timetable would be my approx. route through the three days. Hopefully the academic papers will be collected in a book at some point, and most of the panels will get a listenable audio recording of some kind…


9am – 10:15am:

* Space and Place in the Lovecraftian milieu:

“The Sombreness of Decay: Lovecraft in Wilbraham, Mass.” Christian Haunton.
“Tentacles in the Madhouse: The Role of the Asylum in the Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft” Troy Rondinone.
“Architecture in the Lovecraft Archive” Connor Pitetti.

10:30am – 11:45am

* Panel: “How is art presented in Lovecraft’s fiction?”

1pm – 2:15pm

* Panel: “The Annotations of Madness”. What are the rewards of both reading and writing annotations of Lovecraft? What are the challenges?

2:30pm – 3:45pm

* Human Subjects: Lovecraft and the disciplines:

“Lovecraft and Folkloric Methodology” Ken Van Wey
“Darwin and the Deep Ones: Anthropological and Evolutionary Anxiety in Lovecraft” Jeffrey Shanks

4pm – 5:15pm

* The Language of Lovecraft:

“Terrores innombrables: Lovecraft and the Hispanic World” Juan L. Perez-de-Luque
“Divers Observations on H.P. Lovecraft’s Names and Name-Building” Steve Walker

5:30pm – 6:45pm

* Panel: Lovecraft and insanity.


9am – 10:15am

* (Re)considering the mythos:

“Reordering the Universe: H.P. Lovecraft’s Subversion of the Biblical Divine,” Jess Weise

10:30am – 11:45am

* “Beyond the Lovecraft Circle”:

“A Closet Quetzalcoatl: Intimations of HPL and Same Sex Desire in R.H. Barlow’s ‘The Wind That Is in the Grass’” Jarett Kobek
“It was from the artists and poets that the pertinent answers came’: Shared Authorship in the Discourse Community of the Lovecraft Circle” Nicole Emmelhainz

2:30pm – 3:45pm

* Panel: Lovecraft and Ancient Rome

4:00pm – 5:15pm

* Lovecraft and the aesthetic experience:

“’The Inside’ of H.P. Lovecraft’s Supernatural Horror in the Visual Arts” Nathaniel Wallace
”The Suffering Intellect: HP Lovecraft’s Weird Epistemology” Daniel Holmes


9am – 10:15am

* Philosophical aspects of Lovecraft’s fiction:

“’Shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles’: H.P. Lovecraft and the Plasticity of Users and Tools” Jason Ray Carney
“H.P. Lovecraft and the Dimensions of Speculation” Anthony Camara
“H.P. Lovecraft’s Optimism” Matthew Beach
“Lovecraft, Rand and the Abyss of Opportunity” Rolf Maurer

10:30am – 11:45am

* In the dark manner of others: Lovecraft in literary context:

“Rarebit Dreamers: the Poetics of Lovecraft, Poe, and Winsor McCay” Miles Tittle

2:30pm – 3:45pm

* Panel: New England Gothic.

4:00pm – 5:00pm

* Panel: “A final chat with some of the organizers of NecronomiCon Providence and friends”

(Fly-by Web surfers please note: the above is not the full schedule, just my selection from it).