Added to Open Lovecraft:


* E.S. Nilsson, Between the Eldritch and the Deep Blue Sea: A Study of Ecosystemic Configurations and the Ocean in Stories by H.P. Lovecraft. (Undergraduate final dissertation for Karlstads University).

* C. Agostini and E. Baggio, “A construcao de narrativas e os estudos de cultura material”, Revista Arqueologia Publica, Vol. 17, 2022. (How Lovecraft entices the reader to think about the formal ‘study of things of the past’).

* L. Mastropierro and M. Mahlberg, “Key words and translated cohesion in Lovecraft’s ‘At the Mountains of Madness’ and one of its Italian translations”, 2022. (“A comparison of Lovecraft’s original and a translation into Italian provides us with a nuanced understanding of the complex nature of cohesive networks [within such texts]”).


* Special issue of Studies in Gothic Fiction, Volume 7, 2021. (Five texts on adapting Lovecraft for games).

* J. Hunter, “Mysterium Horrendum: Exploring Otto’s Concept of the Numinous in Stoker, Machen, and Lovecraft”, book chapter IN: Theology and Horror: Explorations of the Dark Religious Imagination, 2021. (Appears to be an open access deposit via Note that their PDFs can only be freely accessed by non-members via a title search on Google Scholar).

* A. Lubon, “Scalanie uniwersum: krytyka translatorska posrod kontekstow recepcji przekladowej poezji H.P. Lovecrafta w Polsce, Przekladaniec, No. 42, 2021. (“Consolidating the Universe: Translation Criticism among Contexts of Translational Reception of H.P. Lovecraft’s Poetry in Poland”. Close study of sematic shifts over time, in Polish translations).

* L.K. da Rocha, “A Tradicao, A Critica E As Representacoes Da Modernidade Em Howard Phillips Lovecraft: Uma Analise Triangular Entre Literatura E Documentos De Intimidade.”, Revista Cadernos de Clio, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2021. (Short article in what appears to be a graduate journal in Portuguese. “Tradition, criticism and representations of modernity in Howard Phillips Lovecraft: a triangular analysis between literature and documents of intimacy”. Lovecraft’s responses to modernity and the ongoing modernizing processes. Lovecraft is an anti-modern agent, an individual who idealised a utopian society via pure values. This is reflected in his fiction.)

* O. Glain, “H.P. Lovecraft’s Zadok Allen: a rebirth of the New England backwoods dialect?”, Etudes de Stylistique Anglaise, Vol. 16, 2021. (In English with French abstract).

Also some interesting items without full-text, noted here only:

“‘Awed listening’: H. P. Lovecraft in classic and contemporary audio horror” (Broad survey, touches on Bloch: “In the radio work of Lovecraft acolyte Robert Bloch as well as shows such as Quiet, Please (1947-49) the ‘Lovecraftesque’ is strongly evident. Indeed, various dimensions to Lovecraft’s fiction make his oeuvre ideally suited to audio adaptation.”).

“Those who predicted the darkness: writing the end in Lovecraft and Houellebecq”. (“Surprisingly, very few critics have discussed Lovecraft’s considerable contribution to Houellebecq’s thinking. […] This first study devoted exclusively to the links between these two authors will examine the thematic and stylistic aspects of their respective eschatological visions.”).

“The Protoplasmic Imagination: Ernst Haeckel and H.P. Lovecraft”. (“For Haeckel, [protoplasm] was the missing piece in the puzzle that Darwin had almost completed, and with it the whole mystery and wonder of life was within explanatory reach. For Lovecraft, on the other hand, it was the very essence of the shapeless, primitive, and fundamentally menacing quality of life that civilization had to keep at bay.”).