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* G. Mariotti, “The Weird and Ineffable: H.P. Lovecraft’s Inverted Theology”, Kaiak: A Philosophical Journey, No. 9, 2022. (Italian journal, article in English. Part of a “Weird” special issue).

* J. Maki, A Study of the Translation of H.P. Lovecraft’s Usage of Religious Metaphors in “The Shadow over Innsmouth”. (Final-year undergraduate dissertation at Dalarna University, Sweden. For a degree in Japanese, and thus takes a Translation Studies / Religious Studies approach to understanding “Innsmouth” in Japanese translation.)

* G. Dyck, “Music of Contingency: A Musical Topic of Cosmic Horror in Depictions of “The Music of Erich Zann””, Nota Bene: Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Musicology, Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022).

* L.R. Filho, S. Schvarzman, “A insolita presenca de Lovecraft no cinema brasileiro: apropriacoes expressivas nos anos 1970 e 2010”, Galaxia (Sao Paulo), Vol. 47, 2022. (“The unusual presence of Lovecraft in Brazilian cinema: expressive appropriations in the 1970s and 2010s”).

* 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]”).


* J. L. Perez-de-Luque, “Ghostly presences in H.P. Lovecraft’s “Cool Air” and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward”, IN: Visitors from Beyond the Grave: Ghosts in World Literature, Coimbra University Press, Spain, 2021.

* S. Kahajova, Fear Maketh Man: The Influence of H.P. Lovecraft’s Fears on His Work. (Undergraduate final dissertation for Tomas Bata University. In English. 2019, online 2021).

* Y. Garcia, “The Shadow Out of Berkeley Square: Lovecraft and his favorite movie”, ALCEU (Rio de Janeiro), No. 45, Vol. 21, 2021.

* 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).

* L. Canepa, “Messengers From Other Worlds: asteroids, science and mythology in The Color Out of Space and Fireball”, Litteraria Copernicana journal, Vol. 4 No. 40, 2021. [In English when you click through to the PDF. Part of a special ‘Lovecraftiana’ issue.]

* A. Gregori, “Could Lovecraft Create An Appearance Of Normality?”, Litteraria Copernicana journal, Vol. 4 No. 40, 2021. [In English when you click through to the PDF. An off-putting title, but it turns out to be a close historical reception-study of how… “the works of Lovecraft were an important touchstone for the revival of Catalan non-mimetic fiction in the post-war era.” Part of a special ‘Lovecraftiana’ issue.]

* A. Sokol and J. Pevcikova, “Animal symbolism in the works of H.P. Lovecraft”, Ars Aeterna, December 2021.

* N.S. Scotuzzi, “Keziah Mason: a bruxa cientista de H.P. Lovecraft”, Literates, Vol. 1, No. 15, December 2021. (In Portuguese. Seeks to show how Lovecraft develops the witch figure in “Witch House”, and the extent to which she incorporates earlier Christian ideas of witches).

* B. Kowalczyk, “The Music of the Abyss: Nature in Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s The Music of Erich Zann”, Forum of Poetics, Spring 2021.

* A.B. Machado and S.Q. Lima, “O niilismo pos-guerra em H.P. Lovecraft: uma analise historico-filosofica de Dagon (1919)”, REVES: Revista Relacoes Sociais, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2021. (Lovecraft’s “Dagon” in historical context, as seen through ideas of ‘representation’ — the making-present of something absent — and Nietzschean nihilism).

* S. Hadalin, H.P. Lovecraft’s Symbols of Indifference: A Combined Critical Approach. (Dissertation for the University of Mariboru, Slovenia, 2021. In English.)

* S. Chattopadhyay, “Finding the Image of God: Searching the ‘Sublime’ through works of Rene Descartes and H.P Lovecraft”, International Journal of English and Comparative Literary Studies, Vol. 2, No.4, 2021.

* A.F. dos Santos, “Passado glorioso, presente decadente: a fabricacao da Nova Inglaterra a partir do conto “The Street” de Lovecraft (1920)”, Temporalidades, 2021. (“Glorious Past, Decadent Present: The Making of New England in Lovecraft’s ‘The Street'”)

* A.O. Soshnikov, “Features of The Structural-semantic Organisation of ‘At The Mountains of Madness'”, World of Science, Culture, Education, 2021. (In Russian. Finds that the interpenetration of genres in the text enhances… “the role of the mystical component … which leads to the expansion of its semantic space and, ultimately, enhances the author’s unique style.”)

* N.S. Mohamed, A Construcao do Locus Horribilis nos Contos de H.P. Lovecraft (“The Construction of the Locus Horribilis in the Tales of H. P. Lovecraft”. Masters dissertation for the Universidade Estadual Paulista ‘Julio de Mesquita Filho’, Brazil. Uses three tales to explore how the combination of spatiality, ambience and atmosphere generates the ‘locus horribilis’ in horror narratives).

* O. Maikisch, “Existential Reactions to Modernity: An Analysis of Lovecraft’s Nihilism & Dostoevsky’s Christian Existentialism” (2021 Masters dissertation, in English. Considers Lovecraft within the wider “existing spectrum of existential thought” on anxiety).

* S.J. Burke, “Where the Sea Meets the Sky: A Fantasy-Theme Analysis of H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘Celephais'”, Quest: Collin College Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Journal, Vol. 5, 2021.

* B.M. Welton, “Anglo-Saxons: Stoddard and Lovecraft & Counter-Revolution”, Madison Historical Review, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2021.

* W. Conner, “Fear of the Known: Evoking Narrative Elements in Lovecraftian Futurist Sound Composition”, conference paper read May 2021.

* M. Nyholm, “Searchers After Horror : Understanding H.P. Lovecraft and His Fiction”, Ph.D thesis, Abo Akademi University Press, Finland. (In English. Explores Lovecraft’s personal motivations for writing fiction, and identifies a key generative tension between his ideal of the English gentleman and his cultural pessimism in the context of early 20th century modernity).

* A. Fattori, “Realms of Shadow and Darkness: Lands of the Elsewhere”, Italian Sociological Review, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2021. (Sophisticated discussion of shadows and darkness, which draws on and compares the worldviews of Lovecraft and Ligotti).

* D. Wise, “Just like Henry James (Except with Cannibalism): The International Weird in H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Rats in the Walls'”, Gothic Studies, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2021. (Explores how “Lovecraft creates through ‘Rats’ a new international or global weird”. No mention of Dexter Ward or Dracula).

* A. Lubon, “Concrete Imperitives: Translational Shifts and the Models of Reception of Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s Prose”, Miedzy Oryginalem a Przekladem, Vol. 27 No. 1, 2021. (A case-study of “The Outsider” and its Polish versions. In Polish with English abstract).

* J. L. Perez-de-Luque, “Ghostly presences in H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘Cool Air’ and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward”, Humanitas Supplementum, March 2021.

* D.K. Goodin, “Theology and H.P. Lovecraft: Concerning the Hidden God who Surpasses all Understanding: Lovecraftian Meditations on Christian Theodicy” (2021 paper for the McGill School of Religious Studies, USA. PDF can be had via Google Scholar, by searching there for “Theology and HP Lovecraft”).

* K. Pedersen, “Siegel, Nyby, and Lovecraft: Of Humanity, Sanity, and Their Opposites”, Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism, No. 2, Vol. 13, 2021. (On the uses of apparent emotionlessness in evoking horror).


* L.S. Correa, “Uma leitura espectrologica de Lovecraft: analise de a cor que caiu do ceu, O chamado de Cthulhu e Sussurros na escuridao” (“A Spectrological Reading of Lovecraft: analysis of “The Colour Out of Space”, “The Call of Cthulhu”, and “The Whisperer in Darkness””. In Brazilian Portuguese, 2020, Perhaps a Masters dissertation? Uses the ideas of the philosopher Romandini to explore “the constant fear of disjunction, the loss of identity and reference” in three tales by Lovecraft).

* V. Catulo, “”There are more Things” (to Say): Dejos Lovecraftianos en la Obra de Borges”, Gramma, 2020, No. 9. (Itemises the specific elements that Borges took from Lovecraft, and also examines Lovecraft via the philosophy of Luduena Romandini).

* H.A Kolosova, “The role of onyms as presupposition triggers in “The Walls Of Eryx”, New Philology, Vol. 1, No. 80, 2020. (Russian, with long English abstract. Considers the use of onyms – onomastic vocabulary – as ‘triggers’ of presupposition in the story “Eryx”, and also the use of proper names as a lexical tool on the formation of an atmosphere of horror).

* L.S. Correa, Uma leitura espectrologica de Lovecraft: analise de A cor que caiu do ceu, O chamado de Cthulhu e Sussurros na escuridao. (In Portuguese. Appears to be a Brazilian disseration. Examines Lovecraft’s cosmic and inhuman elements in “Cthulhu”, “Colour” and “Whisperer”, via the ideas of the philosopher Fabian L. Romandini).

* F.F. Leal, “Traducao comentada do conto “The Outsider”, de H.P. Lovecraft” (A Translation Studies article, evaluating possible strategies by which one might translate Lovecraft’s “The Outsider” into Brazilian Portuguese).

* V. Novotny and M. Stara, “Cthulhu Hails from Wales: N-gram Frequency Analysis of R’lyehian”, Proceedings of Recent Advances in Slavonic Natural Language Processing, 2020. (Linguistics. Produces a comprehensive word-list for the known instances of Lovecraft’s fictional R’lyehian language, and finds a kindship with old Celtic languages).

* D. Percio, “La epifania de lo arcano: filosofia, teosofia y concepciones orientales en los Mitos de Cthulhu, de Howard Phillips Lovecraft”, Oriente y Occidente, Vol. 17, No. 1/2, 2020. (In Spanish. “The Epiphany of the Arcane: philosophy, theosophy, and oriental conceptions in Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos”).

* D. Henderson, Providence Lost: Natural and Urban Landscapes in H.P. Lovecraft’s Fiction (Masters dissertation for the University of Arkansas, December 2020).

* B. Derie, “Her Letters To Lovecraft” series, Deep Cuts in a Lovecraftian Vein, throughout 2020. (A series of scholarly blog posts on Lovecraft’s female correspondents and/or revision clients, with reference to the published letters).

* Y. Hashimoto, “Spectacular Tentacular: Transmedial Tentacles and Their Hegemonic Struggles in Cthulhu and Godzilla”, Between: Journal of the Italian Association for the Theory and Comparative History of Literature, Vol. 10, No. 20, November 2020.

* J. Olivia, “Lovecraft’s Fear of the Unknown and Unimaginable” (Undergraduate dissertation for Charles University in Prague, 2020).

* E. Taxier, “Two Ambiguities in Object-Oriented Aesthetic Interpretation”, Open Philosophy, Vol. 3, Issue 1, 2020. (Sees two ambiguities forming a problem to aesthetic commentary arising from Graham Harman’s discussions of Lovecraft).

* N. Westberg, “Melankoli, isolering, galenskap och dod i verk av Edgar Allan Poe och Howard Phillips Lovecraft” (“Melancholy, isolation, madness and death in works of Edgar Allan Poe and Howard Phillips Lovecraft”, 2020 undergraduate B.A. dissertation for the Linnaeus University, Sweden).

* D.W. Wise, “The Hesitation Principle in ‘The Rats in the Walls'”, Supernatural Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Art, Media, and Culture, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 2020.

* B. Granic, Aesthetics of the Underworld, 2020. (Masters dissertation for the Department of English, University of Split. Includes the chapter “The concepts of aesthetics and the underworld in the work of H.P. Lovecraft”).

* M. Rosen (Ed.), Diseases of the Head: Essays on the Horrors of Speculative Philosophy, PunctumBooks, 2020. (Has the chapters: “Horror of the Real: H.P. Lovecraft’s Old Ones and Contemporary Speculative Philosophy”; “When the Monstrous Object Becomes a Tremendous Non-Event: Rudolf Otto’s Monster-Gods, H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu, and Graham Harman’s Theory of Everything”; and “Encountering Weird Objects: Lovecraft, LARP, and Speculative Philosophy”).

* Review of In the Dust of This Planet by Eugene Thacker, Salticidae Philosophiae section on LessWrong, 19th September 2020. (“Schopenhauer’s philosophical equal, argues Thacker, is not to be found till Lovecraft”. Also discusses concept of “cosmic pessimism” and Lovecraft’s story “From Beyond”).

* D. Habdankaite, “The Absolute as the Meeting Point Between Speculation and Fiction”, Open Philosophy, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2020. (“repetitive temporality and the nonrepresentational imagination are employed successfully not only by Lovecraft but also by [the philosopher] Meillassoux when it comes to grasping the absolute…”).

* D. Haden, Hypnos: An Annotated Edition, August 2020. Issued to mark Lovecraft’s 130th birthday.

* S.M. Elizalde, “Horror Vacui: temporalidades para alem do tempo”, Capa, Vol, 18, No. 2, 2020. (In Portuguese. ‘Horror Vacui: Temporalities Beyond Time’. Discusses work on Lovecraft by the Argentine philosopher Fabian Luduena Romandini, re: modernity and the image of time, and also touches on Kant, Nick Land and accelerationism, and Marco Antonio Valentim who appears to be another Argentine philosopher).

* K. Dimitrios, “Evolution or Degeneration? Darwin’s Influence on R.L. Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow over Innsmouth”” (Masters dissertation for the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, February 2020).

* K. Kwong, “On Xenophanes’ theology and Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos”, Kerberos, Summer 2020. (Can be had via search on Google Scholar as the complete issue in PDF, where it is also known to Scholar by the title “An Alternative Site for Troy on Imbros Gokceada”, which is the title of the first article in the issue).

* D. Balodis, “Iedomu valodas: H.F. Lavkrafta gramatas ‘Kthulhu aicinajums’ un tas Latviska tulkojuma analize” (‘Fictional languages: an analysis of H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu” in its Latvian translation’. A dissertation for the University of Latvia, 2020).

* J. Wierzbicki, “Silent Listening, The Aesthetics of Literary Sounds”, Resonance: The Journal of Sound and Culture, Vol. 1, Number 1, 2020. (Discussion of sounds in Poe and Lovecraft).

* P. Jarvinen, “The Social Outsider: Generating Horror Through External and Internal Alienation in “The Outsider” and “The Music of Erich Zann” by H.P. Lovecraft”. (April 2020 undergraduate dissertation for Tampere University, Finland).

* A. de Sena, “Frankenstein de Mary Shelley e “O Intruso” de H.P. Lovecraft: Simetrias”, in Figuracao de Personagens Monstruosas, DialogArts, University of Rio de Janeiro, 2020. (In Brazilian Portuguese. Sees parallels between Shelley’s Frankenstein and “The Outsider”. Book chapter, book title roughly translates as ‘The Figurations of Monstrous Characters’).

* A. Fattori, “Narrazioni aliene: Da Innsmouth a Twin Peaks: tendenze transmediali e tentazioni postumane in Howard Phillips Lovecraft”, Mediascapes journal, No. 14, 2020. (In Italian. “Alien narrations: From Innsmouth to Twin Peaks: Transmedia Trends and Posthumous Temptations in Howard Phillips Lovecraft”. Appears to focus on Lovecraft’s role as the begetter of the first fannish transmedia universe).

* B. Tandogan, “An examination of elements of cosmic horror within Adventure Time, Journal of English Language and Literature Club, Vol.2, No.1, 2020. (Journal of Sivas Cumhuriyet University, Turkey. Adventure Time is an animated fantasy TV series).

* D. McConeghy, “Facing the Monsters: Otherness in H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos and Guillermo del Toro”, Religions, January 2020.


* P. Bird, “The Occult as a Rejection of Darwinism in Arthur Machen’s The Great God Pan and H. P. Lovecraft’s The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Journal, KGU, No.8, March 2019. (Kyoto University, Japan)

* J.R. Leo, “There are more thinhgs. El horror Lovecraftniano en la obra de Jorge Luis Borges”, Anales de Literatura Hispanoamericana, Vol. 48, 2019. (In Spanish. Appears to be a survey of Borges’s debt to and symbiosis with Lovecraft’s work).

* D.N. Gago, “A sombra de Lovecraft sobre Providence”, Gavea-Brown: A Bilingual Journal of Portuguese-American Letters and Studies, Vol. 41, 2019. (In Portuguese. Appears to be a short evocation of Lovecraft’s place in his home city).

* The Fantastic Universe of H.P. Lovecraft, a special issue of Brumal, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2019:

– “Rhetorics and Cosmicism in H.P. Lovecraft.”
– “Multiplied Horror: An isotopy in three stories by Lovecraft.”
– “H.P. Lovecraft on Screen: A challenge for filmmakers.”
– “Hidden Rituals, Secret Powers And Everlasting Horrors: The presence of the Lovecraftian imaginary in recent Spanish extreme metal.”
– “The Forms of The Unspeakable: some representations of Lovecraftian horror in the adaptations of Alberto Breccia.”
– “The Influence Of H.P. Lovecraft in the work of Junji Ito”.

* T. Honegger, Re-enchanting a dis-enchanted world: Tolkien (1892-1973) and Lovecraft (1890-1937), Quaderni di Arda: Rivista di studi Tolkienani e mondi fantastici, Vol. 1, No. 1., December 2019. (In dual English and Italian, scroll halfway down the page to find the English version. Both are new.)

* F. Collignon, “The Insectile Informe: H. P. Lovecraft and the deliquescence of form”, Extrapolation, Vol. 60, No. 3, 2019. (Considers the buzzing insectile sounds in “The Whisperer in the Darkness”, and how they later take the form of an “enfleshed [human] voice”. Infers possible philosophical-political meanings from apparent “formlessness” taking on a human form).

* L. Arriagada, “Realismo estructural ontico en H.P. Lovecraft, Laboratorio, No. 21, 2019. (In Spanish. “Ontic Structural Realism in H.P. Lovecraft”).

* S. Welsh, Cthulhu Waits Dreaming: A Jungian Exploration of Dreams and the Unconscious in the Works of H.P. Lovecraft. (Masters dissertation for the University of Oslo, November 2019).

* M. Jelaca, “On the Terror of Knowledge: H.P. Lovecraft and speculative realism”, Umjetnost Rijeci, LXIII, 2019. (In Croatian, with English abstract at end of PDF. Looks at the ideas of Meillassoux and Brassier, and the story under discussion is “The Call of Cthulhu”).

* L. H. Bittencourt Neto, “Call of Cthulhu: images of Lovecraftian creatures in the game Dark Corners of the Earth, Semina: Ciencias Sociais e Humanas, Londrina, Vol. 40, No. 2, July 2019.

* G. Harman, “Horror of Phenomenology: Lovecraft and Husserl”, Philosophy, Ethics, Religious Studies, #5, 2019. (In Russian. Drawing on and presenting in Russian some of the Lovecraftian ideas of Graham Harman, relating to Lovecraft, the object and its ‘objectivity’. Appears to be a translation of a text by Harman?)

* J. E. Stephens, “The Expert as Character in the Work of Le Fanu and Lovecraft: Spirituality, Empiricism, and Rationality“, B.A. degree dissertation for the University of Arizona, December 2019.

* B.E. Zeller, “Altar Call of Cthulhu: Religion and Millennialism in H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos”, Religions, Vol. 11, No. 1, December 2019.

* S. T. Joshi, “Dlaczego Houellebecq myli sie co do rasizmu Lovecrafta” (Polish translation of S.T. Joshi’s Lovecraft Annual 2018 article on Houellebecq, with additional commentary from the Poles).

* Y. Torhovets and M. Andronova, “Features of functional epithets in the stories of H.P. Lovecraft” (title translated), Studia Philologica, Vol. 1, December 2019. (Philological study in Ukranian. Examines and categorises Lovecraft’s use of “epithets used to appeal to sensory feelings” in the reader. Finds that his visual epithets predominate, compared to auditory and olfactory epithets).

* S.P. Schultz, “An Integral Analysis of the Life and Works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937)”. (November 2019 Masters dissertation for University of Saskatchewan. Finds Lovecraft’s work to have been successful, in terms of evoking and integrating the challenges faced by those living through the turbulent 1917-1937 period).

* C. de Souza and R. Giroldo, “Um chamado que ecoa? A representacao dos mitos no jogo Call of Cthulhu, Revell, Revista de Estudos Litererios da UEMS, Vol. 2, No. 22, 2019. (In Portuguese. Analysis of the 2018 videogame Call of Cthulhu, based on the Chaosium RPGs).

* C. de Souza and R. Giroldo, ““O intruso”, de H. P. Lovecraft: o unheimlich no espelho”, Abusoes, No. 10, 2019. (In Portuguese. Reads “The Outsider” figure via the unheimlich, as filtered through later critics. Also explores how Lovecraft’s atmosphere interacts with this effect. Part of a special issue on the idea of the unheimlich).

* P. N. Harrison, Book review of H.P. Lovecraft: Selected Works, Critical Perspectives and Interviews on His Influence, Mythlore, Fall/Winter 2019. (Finds the academic book useful for introductory classroom use).

* R. R. Menegotto with J.C. Arendt, “Genero, Opressao E Horror Cosmico: a Caracterizacao De Lavinia Whateley em O Horror de Dunwich, de H. P. Lovecraft”, Scripta Uniandrade, Vol. 17 No. 1, 2019. (In Spanish. The characterisation of Lavinia Whateley in “The Dunwich Horror”).

* D. Haden, The Annotated “The Cats of Ulthar”, August 2019 at the Tentaclii blog, issued for Lovecraft’s Birthday.

* D. Haden, The annotated “The City” (1919), a poem by ‘Ward Phillips’ (H.P. Lovecraft) from the very genesis of his cosmic mythos. 31st October 2019 at the Tentaclii blog, issued to mark the 100th anniversary of the Lovecraft Mythos.

* L. Reis Filho, Algo para lembrar os segredos dos dias estranhos: a cosmovisao de H.P. Lovecraft em Stranger Things, Icone, Vol. 17, No. 3, September 2019. (In Spanish with English abstract at end. Lovecraft’s influence on Season 2 of the popular TV show Stranger Things).

* T.A. Elfring, ‘Haunted Space’: Non-Representational Encounters in Heart of Darkness and H. P. Lovecraft. (Masters dissertation for Utrecht University, 2019).

* M.A. Davidsen, “Do you believe in the Lord and Saviour Cthulhu?: The application of Lovecraft and his Cthulhu Mythos in Western Esotericism”, Masters dissertation in Theology and Religious Studies for Leiden University, Netherlands. (Survey and tabulation of different types of incorporation).

* D. Becaj, Art as a Source of Horror in H.P. Lovecraft’s Stories (A well-illustrated Masters dissertation for Mariboru University, Slovenia, 2019. In English).

* B. Derie, “Editor Spotlight: Christine Campbell Thomson”, Deep Cuts in a Lovecraftian Vein blog, 15th August 2019. (Examines the work of the Selwyn & Blount anthologist Christine Campbell Thomson, mostly through the letters of Lovecraft and his circle and contemporaries. This successful series of British ‘grue’ anthologies is often alluded to under the general name of Not At Night, though later in the series the titles varied. Weird Tales offered their most suitable grue-some stories, these being selected by the magazine’s London agent Charles Lovell).

* M. Sulmicki, Studies In Madness: Reality and Subjectivity in Alan Moore’s Providence, Ambrose Bierce’s “An Inhabitant of Carcosa” and Robert W. Chambers’ “The Repairer of Reputations”, Zeszyty Naukowe Uczelni Vistula / Vistula University Working Papers, Vol.65, No.2, 2019. (In English).

* A. Peedumae, “A corpus-based study of names in Lovecraft’s fiction”, 2019. (Undergraduate final dissertation for the University of Tartu, “an analysis of character names with the use of collocations, etymology and semantic prosodies”).

* G. Gregorc, “Lovecraft’s Legacy: The Intertwinement of H.P. Lovecraft’s Life and Work”. (Undergraduate final dissertation for Ljubljana University, 2019. In good English. Surveys three stories in the light of the biography).

* E. Berndtson, Mortal Minds and Cosmic Horrors: A Cognitive Analysis of Literary Cosmic Horror in H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Out of Time”. (Undergraduate dissertation for Halmstad University, Sweden, February 2019. In English).

* P. Ozcariz Gil, “The Very Old Folk: Roman Provincial Administration, Vascones, and Epigraphy in H.P. Lovecraft”, Agora: Estudos Classicos em Debate, 21, 2019. (In English. Examines the historicity of the dream-story fragment known as “The Very Old Folk”).

* K. Dodd, “Narrative Archaeology: Excavating Object Encounter in Lovecraftian Video Games”, Studies in Gothic Fiction, forthcoming 2019.

* I. Schmitt-Pitiot, book review of Lovecraft au prisme de l’image, Miranda, 17, published online February 2019. (In French. A straightforward review of a 2017 book in French which covered: “Lovecraft and image; Lovecraft and cinema; Lovecraft and comics; and finally Lovecraft the transmedia figure”).

* B. Derie, “Conan and the Little People: Robert E. Howard and Lovecraft’s Theory”, On An Underwood No. 5, 13th January 2019.


* D. Nelson, “The Lovecraft Circle and the Inklings: The “Mythopoeic Gift” of H.P. Lovecraft”, Mallorn, 2018.

* J. Bazile, “Ludoformer Lovecraft: Sunless Sea comme mise en monde du mythe de Cthulhu”, Science de jue, No. 9, 2018. (In French with English abstract. Examines the videogame Sunless Sea, seeing in its level design and “narrative architecture” an attempt to recreate “semantic continuity” with Lovecraft’s own approach to narrative).

* A. Molnar, A Review of Lovecraftian Proceedings 2, Americana: e-Journal of American Studies in Hungary, Spring 2018.

* S. Moreland, The Downward Spiral: Thoughts on Lovecraftian Spirality and Ito’s Uzumaki, 2nd November 2018, Postscripts to Darkness blog.

* P. Israelson, The Vortex of the Weird: Systemic Feedback and Enviromental Individuation in the Media Ecology of Ito Junji’s Horror Comics”, Orientaliska Studier, No. 156, 2018. (Illustrated, possibly not safe for download at work or college. A study of noted Japanese manga artist Ito Junji in relation the literary horror of H. P. Lovecraft).

* G. Parkinson, “We Are Property: The ‘Great Invisibles’ Considered Alongside ‘Weird’ and Science Fiction in America, 1919–1943”, The Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945, Vol. 14, 2018. (Discusses the early reception of H.P. Lovecraft in France via VVV during 1942-43, and the possible influence on Andre Breton. Also the wider reception of U.S. pulp writers and Charles Fort in continental Europe).

* From The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis: An Important and Valuable Collection of Books by Clark Ashton Smith, Thompson Rare Books, Catalogue No. 50, Fall 2018. (Illustrated scholarly bookseller catalogue for a collection of CAS rarities).

* Y. Garcia, “Monstros Sagrados e Ciberculturais: H. P. Lovecraft e sua mitologia na cultura contemporanea”, Galaxia No. 39, September-December 2018 (In Portuguese with short and rather basic English abstract, title translates as “Sacred and Cybercultural Monsters: H. P. Lovecraft and his mythology in contemporary culture”. Appears to be partly enquiring into why Lovecraft is now found useful at the level of high theory).

* V. Gergo, Representing the “Unnameable” in Lovecraftian Video Games (2018 undergraduate dissertation for SZTE in Hungary. In English).

* V. Sirangelo, “Sulla natura lunare di Shub-Niggurath: dalla mythopoeia di Howard Phillips Lovecraft a The Moon-Lens di Ramsey Campbell”, Caietele Echinox, Volume 35, 2018. (Short article in French on Shub-Niggurath in Lovecraft and Ramsey Campbell. Part of a special issue on the Neo-Gothic).

* J.M. Jimenez, “The Impact of the Eldritch City: Classical and Alien Urbanism in H.P. Lovecraft’s Mythos”, Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction #131, Vol. 47, No. 3, 2018. (The impact of knowledge about classical cities, both as built and as cultural environments, on Lovecraft’s imagination). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* M. Wilczynski, “The eye looks back: Seeing and being seen from William Bartram to H.P. Lovecraft”, Beyond Philology, Vol. 15, No. 4, 2018.

* L. Matek, “The Architecture of Evil: H. P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Dreams in the Witch House’ and Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, CounterText, Volume 4, Number 3, 2018.

* C. Olsson, “Atephobia: On Lovecraft, Deleuze and the limits of affectual geography”. (Masters dissertation for Lunds University, Sweden. “The path that Lovecraft opens towards the inhuman” does not offer an easy way for academics to convey “the inherent horror of the inhuman” in the field of affectual geography).

* M. Simicevic, Lovecraftian Horrors: Space and Literature in Silent Hill (2018). (Possibly a Masters dissertation, for the University of Zadar in Hungary. In good English, the author discusses spatiality and the elements of space in selected Silent Hill videogames, and identifies similarities with the texts of H. P. Lovecraft).

* M. L. Varnieri, “Medos aquaticos: uma poetica do horror liquido em H. P. Lovecraft”, Tessera, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2018. (Water as a symbolic story element in Lovecraft’s evocation of atmosphere. The journal appears to be a new Brazilian title on imaginative literature, with the first issue themed: “An Imaginary Dossier: Forerunners, Founders and Disciples”).

* A. Lubon, “Stuletnia weird fiction z Providence we wspolczesnej Polsce: Recepcja translatorska i konwencje przekladowe w tlumaczeniach prozy Howarda Phillipsa Lovecrafta na przykladzie polskich wersji opowiadania “Dagon”, Tematy i Konteksty Vol. 8, No. 13, 2018. (In Polish with English abstract. Detailed discussion of key Polish translators of Lovecraft, in terms of their models and translation techniques).

* B. Derie, “Robert E. Howard in the Biographies of H. P. Lovecraft”, On An Underwood No. 5: Robert E. Howard & Pulp Studies blog, 9th December 2018.

* P. Emery, “Revivifying the Ur-text: a reconstruction of sword-&-sorcery as a literary form”, PhD thesis at Loughborough University, UK, 2018. (The author is a North Staffordshire writer, of several horror novels. Here he asks if, given this literary genre’s relative neglect in recent decades, it is possible to identify the genre’s core characteristics and then use these “to create a work that realizes the form’s potential to exist as literature”. Explores the structural development of the Ur-genre as it emerged in the stories of R.E. Howard (influenced by H.P. Lovecraft in terms of the horror elements), then surveys de Camp’s later contributions and distortions, and generally seeks to identify the “pristine elements” at the core of the genre’s once-flourishing form which are still available to creative writers).

* T. W. Melvaer, “Imagining the Unimaginable: Lovecraft in Popular Culture”, Masters dissertation for the Norway Technical and Natural Sciences University, 2018. (Surveys the use of Lovecraft and Cthulhu in recent popular culture: Rick and Morty; South Park; Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham; and the videogame Darkest Dungeon).

* J. R. C. Pacheco, “Apropiaciones Lovecraftianas de temas teosoficos”, Melancolia, Vol. 3, 2018. (In Spanish. A student of the Center for the Study of Western Esotericism discusses theosophical references in Lovecraft, especially… “Blavatskian anthropogenesis and the myth of the Book of Dzyan“).

* A. Barroso, “Fear and (non) fiction: Agrarian anxiety in “The Colour Out of Space””, 2018. (Masters dissertation for East Michigan University, 2018).

* B. Siegel, “In Defense of Dagon: Intertextuality in “The Shape of Water””, 2018. (Detects influences from Lovecraft and the Bible in del Toro’s movie The Shape of Water). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* J. Mello, L. Filho, and L. Canepa, “Licoes das Trevas: Herzog e Lovecraft em tres documentarios”, Revista Famecos, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2018. (In Portuguese. Lovecraft’s conception of cosmic horror as an influence on the film director Werner Herzog).

* C. Olsson, Atephobia: On Lovecraft, Deleuze and the limits of affectual geography, Masters dissertation at Lunds University, 2018.

* D. H. Fleming and W. Brown, Through a (First) Contact Lens Darkly: Arrival, Unreal Time and Chthulucinema”, Film-Philosophy, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2018.

* G. Bogiaris, “”Love of Knowledge is a Kind of Madness”: Competing Platonisms in the Universes of C.S. Lewis and H.P. Lovecraft”, Mythlore, Volume 36, Number 2, Issue 132, Spring/Summer 2018.

* C. S. Matthews, “”Letting Sleeping Abnormalities Lie”: Lovecraft and the Futility of Divination”, Mythlore, Volume 36, Number 2, Issue 132, Spring/Summer 2018.

* J. Brown, Becoming Imperceptible, But Not Exactly, EJCJS, April 2018. (Lovecraft’s reception in Japanese culture).


* P. Pyrka, “Haunting Poe’s Maze: Investigative Obsessions in the Weird Fictions of Stefan Grabinski and H. P. Lovecraft”, Avant, Vol. VIII, No. 2, 2017. (Suggests that Lovecraft’s writing style arises out of a desire to write ‘like’ Poe, but also his inability to do so). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* J. Newell, “The daemonology of unplumbed space: weird fiction, disgust, and the aesthetics of the unthinkable”, PhD thesis for The University of British Columbia, 2017. (The fourth and final section is on Lovecraft, following surveys of disgust in Poe, Machen and Blackwood).

* P. J. Snyder, “Dreadful Reality: Fear And Madness In The Fiction Of H. P. Lovecraft” (2017) (Undergraduate dissertation. Had a ‘Honors College Award: Excellence in Research’).

* Ali Sperling, “H.P. Lovecraft’s Weird Body”, Rhizomes, Issue 31, 2017, published 14th Dec 2016. Appeared there three months after its appearance in The Lovecraft Annual in Sept 2016, and with no indication of its previous publication).

* Jose Carlos Gil, “H. P. Lovecraft e o ‘Terror Cosmico’: a indiferenca do universo numa realidade para alem da aparencia”, the lead essay in the academic collection GOTICO AMERICANO: alguns percursos, Edicoes Humus, 2017. (In Portuguese. Appears to be a general introduction to Lovecraft’s concepts such as ‘cosmic horror’).

* Bobby Derie, “A Lost Correspondence: Robert E. Howard and Stuart M. Boland”, On An Underwood 5, September 2017. (A long evaluation of the evidence which Stuart M. Boland presented in The Acolyte in Summer 1945, for his correspondence with R.E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft during the mid 1930s).

* Revista Abusoes, a 2017 special issue of H.P. Lovecraft scholarship in Portuguese. 15 essays and two interviews with translators of Lovecraft.

* J. Smith, “Disturbing the Ant-Hill: Misanthropy and Cosmic Indifference in Clark Ashton Smith’s Medieval Averoigne“, The Year’s Work in Medievalism, 32, 2017.

* G. McCammon, “Quantum Physics and Relativity in Lovecraft’s Fiction”, July 2017.

* F. D. G. Grueso, “H. P. Lovecraft and his Science Fiction-Horror”, Interface, Issue 6, 2017. (Lovecraft needs to be understood, partly, as the progenitor of ‘Science Fiction-Horror’).

* W. Wiles, “The Corner of Lovecraft and Ballard”, Places, June 2017.

* L. Mastropierro and M. Mahlberg, “Key words and translated cohesion in Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness and one of its Italian translations”, English Text Construction, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2017.

* T. Munchow, “Transgressing the Myth : H.P. Lovecraft’s Philosophy of Life and its Narrative Execution”, Disputatio Philosophica : international journal on philosophy and religion, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2017. (Lovecraft drew on a philosophy of life motivated by his reading of Epicurus and Lucretius).

* E. Silva Ramos, “The Apophatic Discourse in Four Horror Tales by Edgar Allan Poe and Howard Phillips Lovecraft”.

* D. Goudsward, “Cassie Symmes: Inadvertent Lovecraftian – How H. P. Lovecraft touched the life of a New York socialite”, The Fossil, April 2017.

* H. Kolosova, “Theonyms in the horror story of Howard Phillips Lovecraft, “Imprisoned with the Pharaohs””, Advanced Education, issue 8, 2017.

* J. George, “Deadly light: Machen, Lovecraft, and evolutionary theory”, thesis preprint, 2014, released 2017.


* Murray Ewing, “H.P. Lovecraft’s dark city muse”, Mewsings blog, 1st January 2016. (The evolution of the city in Lovecraft’s work).

* A. Sheedy, Perverted by language: weird fiction and the semiotic anomalies of a genre”, 2016 PhD thesis for the University of Tasmania, Australia. (Focusses on short stories that deploy “nameless things and thingless names”. Chapters three and four discuss this in relation to ‘the library’ as a characteristic place of the weird).

* C. Squier, “Carving Nightmares: Clark Ashton Smith’s Sculptures Within the Lovecraft Circle”, Dissolve, September 2016.

* E. Wilson, The Republic of Cthulhu: Lovecraft, the Weird Tale, and Conspiracy Theory, Punctum Books, 2016.

* O. Fernandez Ozores, “The Gothic Tradition in H.P. Lovecraft: An Analysis of “The Call of Cthulhu””.

* B.J. van Tilborg, “Categorising Lovecraft Defining the genre of HP Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos stories”.

* F. Price, “Prosthetic Pasts: H.P. Lovecraft and the Weird Politics of History”, 2016.


* T.D. Spaulding, “H.P. Lovecraft & The French Connection: Translation, Pulps and Literary History”.

* M. Lizon, “”That Innsmouth Look” : A Study of First-Person Narration and the State of Uncertainty in “The Shadow over Innsmouth” by H.P. Lovecraft”.

* J.E. Hoogerbrug, “The Poe Phenomenon and Cthulhu Mythos : A Cross-Cultural Genre Comparison in the Japanese Afterlives of Poe and Lovecraft”.

* M. Perrier, “Retraduire un mythe litteraire: recreation/recreation? L’exemple de The dream-quest of unknown Kadath de HP Lovecraft”

* S. Coavoux, “”Life itself” : L’engagement d’Howard Philips Lovecraft dans le journalisme amateur”.

* Gavin Parkinson (2015), “Surrealism and Everyday Magic in the 1950s: between the paranormal and ‘fantastic realism’”, Papers of Surrealism, Issue 11, Spring 2015. (On the ‘return of the fantastic’ in France in the late 1950s and 60s. Touches on the reception of Lovecraft in France, and his probable influence on Morning of the Magicians which was the precursor to a subsequent genre of ‘ancient astronauts’ books).

* James Steintrager (2015), “The Eldritch Voice: H.P. Lovecraft’s weird phonography”, Sounding Out!, 6th August 2015.

* Stephen Whitty (2015), “Forbidden Words: Taboo Texts in Popular Literature and Cinema”, The Journal of the Rutgers University Libraries, Vol. 67, 2015. (Broad historical survey of the theme of the “discovery of an esoteric text containing “forbidden words” that … unleash evil”)

* Alexander A.G. Gladwin, Matthew J. Lavin, Daniel M. Look (2015), “Stylometry and Collaborative Authorship: Eddy, Lovecraft, and “The Loved Dead””, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (Oxford), July 2015.

* Gavin Weston et al (2015), Anthropologists in Films: “The Horror! The Horror!”, American Anthropologist, Vol. 117, No. 2, pp. 1–13, June 2015. (Finds 53 films featuring fictional representations of anthropologists, 26 of those being horror films. “We examine the role of anthropologists in these films as experts and mediators for seemingly alien “others” and how this lends itself to frequently heroic depictions”)

* Brad Tabas (2015), “Dark Places : Ecology, Place, and the Metaphysics of Horror Fiction”, Miranda, No. 11, 2015. (Contains sections on ‘Lovecraft, (Non)locality, and Madness’, and ‘On Weird Realism and the Future of Ecology’).

* Marie Eriksson (2015), “Framling eller Outsider: om nyoversattning av H.P. Lovecraft’s novell The Outsider”. (Masters dissertation for Lunds University, Sweden. In Swedish. Title in English: “Stranger or Outsider: a study of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story “The Outsider” in retranslation”).

* Marta Fernandez Ruiz and Hector Puente Bienvenido (2015), “Universos fantasticos de inspiracion Lovecraftiana en videojuegos survival horror”, Brumal: revista de investigacion sobre lo fantastico, Vol.3, No.1, 2015, pp.95-118. (A study of Lovecraft’s influence on the popular videogame genre of ‘survival horror’. In Spanish with English abstract).

* Romain Vimal du Monteil (2015), “Leaving Humanity on the Threshold: an aesthetic of the upheaval of human egocentrism in the works of H.P. Lovecraft” (Appears to be a dissertation for a Masters degree in English Studies at the University of Paris? In English). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* Rex Allen Hughes (2015), “The Women of Weird Tales: forgotten stories of genre pioneers”, Aldus Society Notes, January 2015, Vol. 15, No. 1.

* David Goudsward (2015), “Lovecraft and the Whittiers”, The Fossil, Vol. 111, No. 4, July 2015. (Short article on Lovecraft’s links with the Whittier family).

* Marta Fernandez Ruiz (2015), “Universos fantasticos de inspiracion Lovecraftiana en videojuegos survival horror”, Brumal : revista de investigacion sobre lo fantastico, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp.95-118. (‘Fantastic Universes and the Inspiration of H.P. Lovecraft in Survival Horror Games’. In Spanish with English abstract).

* Justin Woodman (2015), “Becoming a Part of the Lurking Evil” : occultural accelerationism, Lovecraftian modernity, and the interiorization of monstrosity. (Forthcoming as part of a Punctum Books volume in 2016, Dark Glamor: Accelerationism and the Occult, edited by Ed Keller, Tim Matts and Benjamin Noys). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* William B. Jensen (2015), “Encounters with Chemistry: H.P. Lovecraft“. (Short learned article on Lovecraft’s interest in chemistry, very nicely illustrated. Published online March 2015, and this seems to be the first appearance)

* Samuel Coavoux (2015), “”Life itself”: l’engagement d’Howard Philips Lovecraft dans le journalisme amateur”, COnTEXTES, February 2015. (In French. The egalitarian amateur journalism movement gave Lovecraft a platform to re-establish his lost social position as a gentleman leader, albeit at the margins of society, and also contributed to his later ethos of open collaboration for the creation of the Mythos)

* Dale A. Crowley (2015), “The Arcane and The Rational: Lovecraft’s development of a unique mythos”, Discussions : undergraduate research journal of CWRU, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2015.

* James Machin (2015), “Fellows Find: H.P. Lovecraft letter sheds light on pivotal moment in his career”, Cultural Compass, the scholarly blog of the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, 28th January 2015. (An account of finding a new and unknown 5,000 word letter by Lovecraft during archival research in the Ransom Center. The full text of the important 1924 letter is given as readable scans. The letter reveals Lovecraft’s initial ideas for shaping his planned novel Azathoth and the plot of the opening section of his apparently already plotted novel The House of the Worm).

* Sebastian Normandin (2015), “Review of Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy, by Graham Harman”, Speculations (forthcoming, 2015). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).


* J. Engle, “Cults of Lovecraft: The Impact of H.P. Lovecraft’s Fiction on Contemporary Occult Practices”, Mythlore, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2014.

* A.G.R. Fernandez and F.S. de Adana, “The Imaginary Lives of Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft: Fiction and Biography in Comic Books”, a chapter in: Sulmicki, Negotiating Culture Through Comics, 2014. (Brief discussion of the ‘imaginary life’ as an emerging literary sub-genre, then a lengthy focus on Poe followed by a very brief three-paragraph focus on Lovecraft which only notes in passing: Necronauts; Fort: Prophet of the Unexplained; The Strange Adventures of H. P. Lovecraft; and the parodic El Joven Lovecraft).

* David Haden, “H.P. Lovecraft and Great Zimbabwe”, Lovecraft In Historical Context: the fifth collection, 2014.

* Dale Allen Crowley, “Eldritch Horrors: the Modernist Liminality of H.P. Lovecraft’s Weird Fiction” (Masters dissertation for Cleveland State University, 2014. While not a modernist per se, Lovecraft’s pulp meldings of science and the mythic have parallels in the literary modernism of high culture).

* V. Napoli, “‘Apocryphal Nightmares’: Observations on the Reference to Damascius in ‘The Nameless City’ by Howard Phillips Lovecraft”, Peitho: Examina Antiqua, 1, 5, 2014. (Italian with English abstract).

* L. Konzack (2014), The Origins of Geek Culture: Perspectives on a Parallel Intellectual Milieu. (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* 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).

* Gro Oskarson Kindstrand (2014), “Lovecrafts kvinnor: en undersokning av kvinnlig monstrositet i Howard Phillips Lovecrafts litteratur”. (Seems to be a Masters dissertation, for Sodertorn University, Sweden. “Lovecraft’s inability to [develop his female] monsters forces him to literally put them away – in attics, cellars, or boxes. … these women [then] elaborate a monstrous form that transcends the boundaries of sex, gender, class and race.” In Swedish, with English abstract).

* Patrick Burger (2014), The Political Unconscious in the Works of Robert E. Howard and Ernst Junger, Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Publishing, 2014. (The book form of Burger’s PhD thesis for the Faculty of Language, Literature, and Culture, Justus-Liebig University, Germany).

* Nathaniel R. Wallace (2014), H.P. Lovecraft’s Literary “Supernatural Horror” in Visual Culture (PhD thesis at Ohio University. Asks if Lovecraft’s aesthetic theories on disruption can be applied to visual culture, and examines visual adaptations of Lovecraft’s work for traces of his use of repetition and symmetry in time, and repetition and symmetry in space)

* Chris J. Karr (2007, 2014), “The Black Seas of Copyright”, Chris J. Karr’s blog, 2014. (Updated 2014 edition of a collection of scholarly footnoted essays, on the topic of Lovecraft’s copyrights and the later Arkham House claims to these. Titles for sub-sections include: Lovecraft’s Fiction; Arkham House Publishers and the H.P. Lovecraft Copyrights; The Arkham House Copyright Hypothesis; The “Donald Wandrei v. The Estate of August Derleth” Hypothesis; Observations; and Conclusion)

* Dominic Fox (2014), “Interview with Graham Harman on H.P. Lovecraft”, One+One : filmmakers’ journal, Vol. 2, Issue 13, October 2014. (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* Ricardo Pereira da Silva (2014), “Performing Call of Cthulhu: role-playing games and performativity”. (Paper given at Messengers from the Stars conference, Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon 19th-21st November 2014). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* Daniel M. Look (2014), “Queer geometry and higher dimensions : mathematics in the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft”

* Bogdan Odagescu (2014), “Things that should not be : the quicksands of the gothic monster: Stevenson, Stoker and Lovecraft”. (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* Isabella van Elferen (2014), “Hyper-Cacophony: Lovecraft, Speculative Realism, and Sonic Materialism”, IN Carl Sederholm and Jeffrey Weinstock (Eds.), The Age of Lovecraft, Palgrave 2015. (Pre proof version of the essay. On Lovecraft’s symbolic use of music, sounds and more inconceivable sonics). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* Erik Davis (2014), “H.P. Lovecraft” (from the book The Occult World, Routledge 2014. A concise overview of Lovecraft’s portrayal of the occult in his fiction, and the later claims made by some modern occultists about H.P. Lovecraft). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* Yanine Esquivel (2014), “Monster, Mythen, Mutationen: Lovecrafts Schrecken in Bildern”, Closure: kieler e-journal fur comicfoshung, Issue 1, 2014 (In German. Appears to be a review of the Lovecraft adaptations by Erik Kriek).

* Geza Arthur George Reilly (2014), “”Escape from the prison-house of the known”: reading weird fiction in its historical contexts” (PhD thesis, University of Manitoba. Proposes that useful new scholarly perspectives can be gained by the analysis of… “weird fictions via their specific historical locations [and] placement within specific historical milieus [in regard to the work of] Lovecraft, Smith, Howard, Bloch, and Ligotti”. The first chapter seeks for traces of the First World War in Lovecraft’s stories)

* Ludwig Karlsson (2014), “The Statement that is Randolph Carter: growth in a nihilistic universe” (Masters dissertation, Stockholm University. The recurring character of Randolph Carter seen as a prism of Nietzschean virtues)

* Iago Mosquera Gonzalez, and Xavier Moron Dapena (2014), “El Necronomicon visto desde el Aleph: pseudointertextualidad en Lovecraft y Borges” (In Spanish. “The Necronomicon seen from the Aleph: pseudo-intertextuality in Lovecraft and Borges”, in Sobrenatural, Fantastico y Metareal: La Perspectiva de America Latina, pp.39-46)

* Andre Roberto Tonussi Arnaut (2013), “Onde fica a rue d’auseil? A primazia do horror sobre a aporia, de Levinas a Lovecraft” (Seems to be a Masters dissertation for the Department of Philosophy at the University of Brazil. In Portugese. An attempt to understand Levinas and Lovecraft via the use of elements of contemporary European philosophy)

* Alejandro Nariman Omidsalar (2014), “Eldritch desires : queer illegibility and proto-cosmicism in Melville’s ‘The Bell-Tower'” (M.A. dissertation for the University of Texas. Combines queer theory with the cosmicist philosophy of Lovecraft to ask new questions about Melville’s treatments of gender and genre in “The Bell-Tower”)

* Amy Ireland (2014), “Towards an Inhuman Critique of Representation (On Noise)”, the NOW now 2014 festival zine, 2014. (Short essay on Lovecraft’s conceptions of noise, with communication theory models to model these). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* Alexander A. G. Gladwin, Matt Lavin, and Daniel M. Look (2014), “[Who?]—can—write—no—more”: Stylometry, Authorship, and “The Loved Dead” (Pre-print, accepted for Literary and Linguistic Computing. Applies modern stylometrics to Lovecraft and Eddy’s story “The Loved Dead”, which Eddy claimed had caused Weird Tales to be “banned in Indiana” and perhaps elsewhere. The team’s results are inconclusive, but the investigation is prefaced by a good summary of the history of the story.)

* ‘Henry Akeley’ (2014), “Gods of the Godless: A Discussion on H.P. Lovecraft with S.T. Joshi”, Heathen Harvest 2.1, January 2014.

* John J. Miller (2014), “Master of Modern Horror”, Claremont Review, Vol. XIV, Number 2, Spring 2014. (Long review essay of three volumes of Lovecraft’s fiction)

* Kenneth W. Faig, Jr. and David Haden (2014), The Providence Amateur Press Club, 1914-1916, Moshassuck Press and Burslem Books. (Second edition, revised and with new illustrations)

* Jelena Maravic (2014), “Atavism on the tongue of cognition”. (The influence of Darwin on Lovecraft). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* David Goudsward (2014), “A Visit to Haverhill”, The Fossil, #360, July 2014. (Originally in Wave-Lengths #58, and later incorporated in Goudsward’s book H.P. Lovecraft in the Merrimack Valley)

* ‘Henry Akeley’ (2014), “The Beast in the Cave: a Treatise on Supernatural Horror in Metal”, Heathen Harvest 2.1, July 2014. (On the use of Lovecraft stories and references, in heavy metal music)

* Randy Everts (2014), “Unknown Friends of H. P. Lovecraft: No.4, James Tobey Pyke”. (With David Haden)

* Randy Everts (2014), “Unknown Friends of H. P. Lovecraft: No.3, David Horn Whitter”. (With David Haden)

* Randy Everts (2014), “Unknown Friends of H. P. Lovecraft: No.2, Woodburn Prescott Harris”. (With David Haden)

* Francesco Levato (2014), “Semi-peripheral : spaces of deviation, abjection, madness”, New Academia, Vol.3 No.1, January 2014. (Performative writing text, blending fragments of critical theory with bits from “The Call of Cthulhu”). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* Jason Carney (2014), The Shadow Modernism of Weird Tales: Experimental Pulp Fiction in the Age of Modernist Reflection (Ph.D thesis for Case Western. Explores the extent to which the best writing in Weird Tales aligns with the canonical accounts of modernism, as given by the early theorists of the movement. The most ambitious of the Weird Tales authors wove new modernist approaches into conventional realism, and thus discovered ways to make ordinary phenomena seem weird)

* Eleanor Toland (2014), “And Did Those Hooves: Pan and the Edwardians” (Masters dissertation for the University of Wellington, NZ. Surveys the curiously British mythos that various authors together evolved around Pan in Edwardian Britain. Sees the Pan mythos as ending with the advent of the First World War, and does not consider the later reception of the Pan stories or the example they gave of the rapid development of a new mythos from many hands)

* Alyssa Arbuckle (2014), “Considering “The Waste Land” for iPad and Weird Fiction as models for the public digital edition”, Digital Studies, 2014. (Compares “The Waste Land” for iPad with “the author’s own attempt at developing a digital literary application (Weird Fiction)”)

* Cole Nelson (2014), “Devils in the Wilderness”: The Character of Wilderness in American Horror Fiction, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Journal of Undergraduate Research XVII, 2014. “The Dunwich Horror” is one of three texts analysed. Explores the idea that description of wilderness in horror might be influenced by the manner of social deviance at the time of writing)

* S.T. Joshi (trans. Alexander Pechmann) (2014), Das Ubernaturlich Grauen in der Literatur (In German. Appears to be a substantial free PDF sample of Golkonda Verlag’s German language edition of S.T. Joshi’s Annotated Supernatural Horror in Literature)

* Vicente Quirarte (2014), “Morir en Azcapotzalco”, Revista de la Universidad de Mexico, No. 122, 2014. (In Spanish. Note that the HTML version of this article appears prematurely truncated. Muses on what might have happened had Lovecraft followed Barlow into exile in Mexico City, in order to recuperate from his survived illness. The author supposes that in Mexico Barlow would have gladly acted as typist for Lovecraft. With a legacy from Barlow’s aunt, the two friends would set up house together and Lovecraft would discover a new sunset paradise amid the summer estate villas and strict social hierarchy of Mexico. The PDF version of this article appears to be a longer version of the 2012 blog post “Lovecraft, Barlow y Azcapotzalco”)

* Stefano Lazzarin (2014), “Il volto velato: Iperbole e reticenza in Howard Phillips Lovecraft, e nel racconto fantastico e d’orrore otto-novecentesco”, Between journal, Vol 4, No.7, 2014. (In Italian. “Lovecraft … as part of a certain line of nineteenth- and twentieth-century fantastic genre and horror literature [which] plays with — and reflects on — the rhetorical devices of hyperbole and reticence. In the texts examined by the author, what cannot be represented is chased throughout the story and is finally revealed, but only to leave room for an irresolvable ambiguity … The last horror, unnameable and unthinkable, is nothing more than an empty signifier.” In Italian)

* Randy Everts (2014), “Unknown Friends of H. P. Lovecraft: No.1, Chester Alwyn Mowry”. (With David Haden)

* Shannon Geis (2014), “Ambiguous Borders: exploring definitions of community in Red Hook, Brooklyn, an audio walking tour”. (Masters dissertation for Columbia University, May 2014)

* Shelby Hatfield, Rebekah Hobbs, Jared Lynch (2014), “Multilayered Specter, Multifaceted Presence: A Critical Edition of H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Tomb”, Digital Literature Review, Vol.1, 2014.

* Andrea Franzoni (2014), “From the Sea to Deep Space: the Leviathan in Herman Melville, Stefano D’Arrigo and Howard P. Lovecraft”, Disputatio Philosophica, Vol.15 No.1, 2014. (“…these three contemporary authors summon the Leviathan as the possibility to create a new order in the World: an attempt whose only possible outcome is a failure”. The Lovecraft section is rather short and cursory. Part of a special journal issue on evil and the monstrous)

* Alberto Acedo-Bravo and Jose Andres Quintela-Vila (2014), “Las presuposiciones pragmaticas en la obra de H.P. Lovecraft “El llamado de Cthulhu””, Santiago journal, No. 113, 2014. (In Spanish. Examines the “pragmatic presuppositions” that underpin the truth claims made in “The Call of Cthulhu”)


* “In the Cobweb of Horror: Poe’s and Lovecraft’s Characters Bound with the Fibers of Dread”, American & British Studies Annual, 2013.

* J. Norman, ‘Sounds Which Filled Me with an Indefinable Dread’: the Cthulhu mythopoeia of H.P. Lovecraft in ‘extreme’ metal. (Short chapter from the book New Critical Essays on H.P. Lovecraft, 2013. Surveys metal rock music). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* 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).

* Rachel Mizsei Ward (2013), A World of Difference: Media Translations of Fantasy Worlds. (Thesis for the University of East Anglia. Chapter 6 is “Plushies, Carl Cthulhu and Chibithulu: The Transformation of Cthulhu from Horrific Body to Cute Body”. Possibly similar to her essay with a very similar title in the Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies 12, Summer 2013).

* Wojciech Kalinowski (2013), “Nowelistyka Stefana Grabinskiego: genologia, estetyka, wizja czlowieka i swiata”. (In Polish. ‘The author Stefan Grabinski: his influences, aesthetics, his vision of man and of the world’. Appears to contain extensive comparison with Lovecraft)

* Dora Nunes Gago (2013), “Representacoes das cidades em ruinas de H.P. Lovecraft”, Mathesis, 22, 2013, pp.67-84. (In Spanish. Discusses ruins in Lovecraft’s fiction)

* Francis Gene-Rowe (2013), “Speculative Landscapes: H.P. Lovecraft’s Weird System”. (Presented at The Weird: Fugitive Fictions/Hybrid Genres conference, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of London. Discusses anti-Enlightenment epistemology emerging from weird landscapes and their cultural overlays). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* Kevin Corstorphine (2013), “‘Colors We Cannot See’: Invisibility and The Limits of Perception in Weird Fiction”. (Paper presented at the conference “The Weird” University of London, November 2013. Compares key stories of invisible monsters, and their probable influence on Lovecraft. Previously presented as “Invisible Monsters: The Limits of Perception in Bierce, Lovecraft and Machen” at the International Gothic Association meeting, University of Surrey, August 2013). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* Catia Cristina Sanzovo Jota (2013), “Terror and shock in H. P. Lovecraft. (Possibly a class paper?)

* Chris Jarocha-Ernst (2013), “Commonplace and Trivial” at (A partial annotation of Lovecraft’s Commonplace Book containing his story germs and ideas)

* Jeffrey Michael Renye (2013), Panic on the British Borderlands: The Great God Pan, Victorian Sexuality, and Sacred Space in the Works of Arthur Machen (Ph.D thesis for Temple University, Philadelphia. Identifies Lovecraft as the first critical writer on Machen)

* Jose Eduardo Serrato Cordova (2013), “El imaginario gotico en dos autores Mexicanos: Emiliano Gonzalez y Ernesto de la Pena”, Revista Isla Flotante, Vol.V, No.5, 2013, pp.27-44. (In Spanish. Discusses… “the reception of the gothic in Mexico, via Emiliano Gonzalez and Ernesto de la Pena … The first of whom adapted for the Mexican reader the fantasy literature style of H.P. Lovecraft”)

* Olmo Pedro Castrillo Cano (2013), “Memoria Explicativa del Trabajo de Fin de Master, “The Shadow over Innsmouth”” (In Spanish. Title roughly translates as: “An Explanatory Memorandum on The Work of The Master in “The Shadow Over Innsmouth””. For the University of Seville, Dept. of Communication. Seems to be an analysis of “Innsmouth”, possibly as part of adapating it as a film? script?)

* Anthony Christopher Camara (2013), Dark Matter : British Weird Fiction and the Substance of Horror, 1880-1927. (PhD thesis for UCLA. Examines Lovecraft’s predecessors in British fiction — Vernon Lee, Machen, Blackwood, Hodgson — and asks how they departed from the Gothic romance and the Victorian ghost story. Seems to lack a proper conclusion, but has a short coda survey article on later developments in British weird fiction)

* Sean Braune (2013), “How to Analyze Texts that Were Burned, Lost, Fragmented, or Never Written”, Symploke, Vol. 21, No. 1-2, 2013. (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* Arthur Jorge Dias de Morais Coelho (2013), “Os Mitos de H.P. Lovecraft e a cultura juvenil”, Anais : Semana de Historia, Vol. XIX, 2013. (In Spanish. “Of youth culture and the mythology of H.P. Lovecraft”. Asks how the mythos came to be such a key part of youth culture)

* Daniel Iturvides Dutra (2013), “A poesia fantastica de H. P. Lovecraft: uma analise comparativa do poema Os Fungos de Yuggoth e o manuscrito “O Livro””, Manuscritica: Revista de Critica Genetica, No. 25, 2013. (In Spanish. Compares three sonnets from Yuggoth with the fragment “The Book”)

* Amy Ireland (2013), “Noise: An Ontology of the Avant-garde”. (Paper for the 2013 conference ‘Modern Soundscapes’ run the Australasian Association of Literature / Centre for Modernism Studies. Examines sound/noise in “At The Mountains of Madness” in order to weigh the claims of two philosophers, Kant and Nick Land, and from this develops ideas about the 20th century avant-garde’s use of noise as an “exaltation of the void and the melting of unstable frontiers”). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* David Simmons (2013), “H.P. Lovecraft: The Outsider No More?” (Editor’s introduction to Palgrave’s 2013 book New Critical Essays on H.P. Lovecraft. Basic short outline of Lovecraft’s changing reputation, followed by a short summary note on each of the book’s essays. Free sample PDF from Palgrave)

* Harlan Morehouse (2013), Untitled. Review of Ben Woodard’s On an Ungrounded Earth: Towards a New Geophilosophy, Society and Space journal website, undated.

* Rory Rowan (2013), Undermining the Ends of the Earth. Review of Ben Woodard’s On an Ungrounded Earth: Towards a New Geophilosophy, Society and Space journal website, undated.

* Jordan K. Skinner (2013), A Philosophical Topology. Review of Ben Woodard’s On an Ungrounded Earth: Towards a New Geophilosophy, Society and Space journal website, undated.

* Ben Woodard (2013) Response: Terrestrial Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness, Society and Space journal website, undated. (Response to three reviews of Woodard’s book On an Ungrounded Earth, reviews which appeared on the Society and Space journal website).

* Conny Lippert (2013), “Lovecraft’s Grimoires: intertextuality and The Necronomicon, Working With English: Medieval and Modern Language, Literature and Drama, No. 8, 2012-13, pp. 41-50. (Part of a Gothic Histories special edition).

* John Schmidt (2013), “Narrative (as) Madness and the End of the Talking Cure: H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Rats in the Walls””, Pyxis: Wesleyan Journal of Humanities, Spring 2013.

* Don Jolly (2013), “Religion in H.P. Lovecraft”, The Revealer: a review of religion and media, 21st August 2013. (Short essay exploring the young Lovecraft’s sentiment for religious experience in the context of historical community, specifically the late 1918 poem “Old Christmas”).

* Kurt Fawver (2013), The Terror of Possibility: A Re-evaluation and Reconception of the Sublime Aesthetic (PhD thesis, University of South Florida. Appears to touch on Lovecraft from time to time, throughout)

* Emil Lofling (2013), “”But alas—where are any Lovecraft pieces?”: en narratologisk undersokning av H.P. Lovecrafts noveller” (In Swedish. Undergraduate final dissertation for Uppsala University, Sweden)

* Kevin Taylor (2013), Advanced 3D Production with Narrative (Masters disseration, details an ambitious attempt to create a new intellectual property “in the vein of Lovecraft’s Cthuhlu mythos”, via employing theoretical/psychology approaches alongside proven fantasy world-building methods. Abstract only, PDF available but embargoed until Nov 2015).

* Olmo Pedro Castrillo Cano (2013), “Memoria explicativa del trabajo de fin de master: “La sombra sobre Innsmouth”” (Masters disseration in Spanish, discusses “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”).

* Brian S. Matzke (2013), All Scientific Stuff: Science, Expertise, and Everyday Reality in 1926. (PhD thesis for The University of Michigan. One short section is relevant: “Amazing Stories’ weird tale: “The Colour out of Space””.

* S.T. Joshi (2013), Review of H.P. Lovecraft, The Classic Horror Stories, edited by Roger Luckhurst. Posted 21st June 2013 at the personal blog

* Elisa Gorusuk (2013), “Science et mythologie dans les oeuvres d’Howard Phillips Lovecraft”. (Masters disseration in French, examines the interplay of science and mythology in four key works).

* Ben Woodard (2013), On an Ungrounded Earth: towards a new geophilosophy. Punctum Books, 2013. (Contemporary Lovecraftian philosophy).

* Jon Cogburn and Mark Allan Ohm (2013), “Actual Qualities of Imaginative Things: notes towards an object oriented literary theory” (Contemporary Lovecraftian philosophy).

* Michael Umbricht (2013), “Cosmic Inspiration: Lovecraft’s Astronomical Influences”. (Nicely illustrated academic Powerpoint presentation from Ladd Observatory at Brown University, as part of NecronomiCon 2013. Illustrates the influence of the Ladd Observatory on Lovecraft’s early life). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* Bradley Allen Will (1998, 2013), The “supramundane”: The Kantian sublime in Lovecraft, Clarke, and Gibson”. (Ph.D. thesis, placed online 2013. Explores the sublime experience of discovering something that exceeds human understanding).

* Steven E. Jones (2013), The Emergence of the Digital Humanities: Chapter 2, “Dimensions”. (Has several pages on ideas of “Lovecraftian dimensionality” in relation to knowledge).

* Duran Flores Merlin Lisseth and Pineda Zaldana Maritza Beatriz (2013), “El terror u horror como eje estructurante en los cuentos “El extrano”, “El sabueso” y “El ser bajo la luz de la luna” de Howard Phillips Lovecraft” (Joint undergraduate disseration, University of El Salvador).

* Tanya Krzywinska (2013), “Digital games and the American gothic: investigating gothic game grammar”, Intersemiose, Vol.2, No.4, July-Dec 2013. (About videogames, not tabletop RPGs).

* Paulo de Tarso Cabrini Jr., (2013), “A literatura espirita: angelo inacio e os contos de H.P. Lovecraft”, Revista Litteris, Vol.2, No.12, Sept 2013. (In Portuguese. Theorises about spiritualist literature, and looks at so-called ‘spirit dictated’ spiritualist books in relation to Lovecraft).

* Laurel Jean (2013), Cosmic revulsion: representations of the Longinian sublime in the works of H.P. Lovecraft (Masters dissertation, Humboldt State University)

* Leonam Baesso da Silva Liziero (2013), “O Estado-Cthulhu e a emergencia do terror totalitario na teoria do Direito e do Estado no Seculo XX”, Revista Juridica, Vol 3, No. 32, 2013. (In Spanish. On Lovecraft as a prescient foreteller of the rise of… “the decline of the value of human life in the totalitarian State” in the 20th century)

* Gretchen Marie Kasting (2013), Without contraries there is no progression : scientific speculation and absence in Frankenstein, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and “The Colour out of Space””. (Masters dissertation, University of Texas at Austin)

* Luciana Moura Colucci de Camargo (2013), “Presenca da tradicao da espacialidade gótica nos contos The Tapestried Chambre e The Dreams in the Witch House”, Anais do Silel, Volume 3, Number 1, 2013. (In Spanish. Compares the use of domestic space in Sir Walter Scott’s “The Tapestried Chamber” with Lovecraft’s “Dreams in the Witch House”)

* Luis Vieira (2013), “Historicidade e temporalidade na literatura de horror de Lovecraft”, Epigrafe edition zero, 2013. (In Spanish. “The Call of Cthulhu” as a historical document relating to the literary avant-garde of the mid 1920s)

* Jean-Emmanuel Filet (2013), Du Livre des Songes au Livre des Ages: recherches, creations sur le reve et la temporalite par la composition de deux corpus musicaux. (Part of a thesis. In French with English abstract. Description of the work undertaken for the chamber opera H.P.L. Outsider, based on H.P Lovecraft, which was the principal focus of the author’s doctoral degree).

* Erika L. Mutter (2013), Explaining the Unexplainable: a new cultural outlook on H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos (Possibly a Masters dissertation? Looks at narrator identification with aliens).

* Juan Luis Perez de Luque (2013), Communal Decay: narratological and ideological analysis of H.P. Lovecraft’s fiction (Thesis. Partly also published in English in Lovecraft Annual 2013, as “Lovecraft, Reality, and the Real: A Zizekian Approach”).

* Brian J. Reis (2013), “Structurally Cosmic Apostasy: the atheist occult world of H.P. Lovecraft”, LUX : A Journal of Transdisciplinary Writing and Research, Vol 3, No.1, 2013. (On Lovecraft in relation to the Theosophists)

* Chris Laliberte (2013), “The Real In R’lyeh: on Lacan and Lovecraft”, with caffeine & careful thought, Vol 1. No.1, 2013. (Seems to be the house ejournal of the English Dept. at the University of Toronto)

* Andrea Galgano (2013), “H.P. Lovecraft, e il Terrore Cosmico”, March 2013, Polimnia Professioni. (Polimnia Professioni seems to be in the house graduate journal of the Polo Psicodinamiche teaching institute, Prato, Italy. Article in Italian).

* Paul Boshears (2013), “Against Paraphrase: Graham Harman’s Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy, Interstitial, March 2013. (Scholarly review of Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy).

* Ondrej Harnusek (2013), “Lovecraft and Poe: masters of the macabre of Providence” (Undergraduate final dissertation, Masaryk University Department of English and American Studies. In English).

* Ellen Greenham (2013), Neocosmicism: God and the Void. (Ph.D for Murdoch University, Australia. It “…seeks to demonstrate the validity of cosmicism as a lens through which to critically interrogate science fiction texts; it more importantly endeavors to address cosmicism’s inherent limitations as a philosophy of the human creature’s place in the universe.”)

* S.T. Joshi (2013), Cthulhu’s Empire: H. P. Lovecraft’s Influence on His Contemporaries and Successors. (Appears to be a free sample, from the Salem Press book Critical Insights: Pulp Fiction of the 1920s and 1930s).

* Duran Flores Merlin Lisseth, and Pineda Zaldana Maritza Beatriz (2013), El terror u horror como eje estructurante en los cuentos “El extrano”, “El sabueso” y “El ser bajo la luz de la luna” de Howard Phillips Lovecraft. (Undergraduate dissertation, University of El Salvador. In Spanish).

* Negin Ghodrati (2013), “The Creation, Evolution and Aftermath of Lovecraftian Horror” (Masters dissertation, University of Oslo).

* Gabriela Birnfeld Kurtz (2013), “Cibercultura e H.P. Lovecraft: historias de horror no tempo da inteligencia coletiva”, Revista Tematica, Sept 2013. (In Portuguese. Lovecraft’s ideas and networks related to the concepts of cyberculture, collective intelligence and culture fandoms, with special reference to contemporary Facebook activity).

* Mark Blacklock (2013), Final Bibliography for his 2013 Ph.D thesis “The Fairyland of Geometry: a cultural history of higher space, 1869-1909”. (Relevant to the young Lovecraft’s understanding of fourth-dimensional space and similar scientific matters).

* Brian J. Reis (2013), “Satanic Indifference and Ultimate Reality”, Lux : a journal of transdisciplinary writing and research, Vol.2, No.1, 2013. (Discusses the idea that the classic religious idea of “Satan was transformed [by Lovecraft] from a symbol of evil in a Manichean universe to an articulate arbiter of the revelation that human existence means nothing cast against the broad spectrum of the cosmos.”)

* Carlos Corbacho Carrobles (2013), “H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Call Of Cthulhu”: an intermedial analysis of its graphic adaptation“, JACLR: Journal of Artistic Creation and Literary Research, Vol.1, No.1, September 2013.

* David Haden (2013), The Annotated “The Lurking Fear” (Lovecraft story with 8,000 words of scholarly annotations).

* Dora Gago (2013), Representacoes das cidades em ruinas de H.P. Lovecraft, Mathesis July 2013, v.22, pp.67-84. (In Portuguese, “The representation of ruined cities in H.P. Lovecraft”).

* Richard Palvik (2013), “H.P. Lovecraft: narratologisk analys av atmosfar och fasor” (Masters dissertation. Title translates as “H.P. Lovecraft: a narratological analysis of atmospheres and horrors”. In Swedish, with English abstract).

* Patricia Garcia (2013), “The Fantastic Hole: towards a theorisation of the fantastic transgression as a phenomenon of space”, Brumal: research journal on the fantastic, Vol.1, No.1, Spring 2013. (Tries to theorize an area of interest to Lovecraft scholars: the… “incursion of an impossible spatial element within a realistic frame shared by narrator and reader”).

* Thomas St. John (2013), “The Levi Goodenough Farm 1783” (Local topographical article on the farmhouse which was the home of Arthur H. Goodenough, the elderly amateur press man and friend of Lovecraft living near Brattleboro, and the likely setting of Lovecraft’s “The Whisperer in Darkness” and possible inspiration for the farmhouse in “The Dunwich Horror”. Lots of valuable and rare new pictures of the site, but the short section discussing “The Whisperer in Darkness” is bizarre).

* Patricia Garcia (2013), The Architectural Void: space as transgression in postmodern short fiction of the fantastic (1974-2010). (PhD thesis, some pages of discussion of Lovecraft as a precursor and influence).

* Fabian Luduena (2013), “Astrophobos o la in-harmonia mundi: glosas a la obra poetica de H.P. Lovecraft”, Revista Landa, Vol.1, No.2, 2013. (In Spanish. Rough translation: “Astrophobos” and the inharmonious world: thoughts on the poetry of H.P. Lovecraft. By a philosopher at the Instituto Gino Germani, University of Buenos Aires). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* Sarka Svitakova (2013), “Fear in the Works of E.A. Poe and H.P. Lovecraft”. (Masters dissertation at the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University of Pardubice).

* Tristan Garcia (2013), “Crossing Ways of Thinking: on Graham Harman’s system and my own”, Parrhesia : a journal of critical philosophy, No.16, 2013, pp.14-25. (Tristan Garcia responds to Harman’s recent book Weird Realism: Lovecraft And Philosophy, recognising its multiple levels of usefulness for philosophy. Harman responds in his follow-on article “Tristan Garcia and the Thing-in-Itself”).

* Moritz Ingwersen (2013), “Monstrous Geometries in the Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft”. (Presented at the Monstrous Geographies 2nd Global Conference, May 2013).

* Charles Elliott (2013), “Chthonic Powers: T.S. Eliot and H.P. Lovecraft”. (Senior Honors Thesis at Eastern Michigan University).

* Roger Luckhurst (2013) “H.P. Lovecraft and the Northern Gothic Tongue”. (Short etymological essay at the website).

* Bill Coberly (2013), “The Call of Leviathan: Mass Effect and Lovecraft”, The Ontological Geek, 5th March 2013. (Detailed essay on the use of Lovecraft’s themes in the Mass Effect trilogy of contemporary videogames).

* Wesley VanDenBos (2013), “Subverting a Mythology: examining Joseph Campbell’s monomyth in the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft”. (Masters dissertation, examining how Lovecraft diverges from Campbell’s dictums).

* Alessandro Sheedy (2013), “Excavating the Void: Nonhuman Archive Stories in H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Call of Cthulhu’ and Thomas Ligotti’s ‘Nethescurial’” (Essay as part of a PhD at the University of Tasmania? Also presented at the Monstrous Geographies 2nd Global Conference, May 2013).

* S. Minne. Arnaud Huftier, Jean Ray, L’Alchimie du mystere (2010), ReS Futurae, No. 2, 2013. (Book review of a critical biography of Jean Ray, the book having been written by the author of the thesis titled ‘Jean Ray, Lovecraft, or the play of influences’).

* Andra Soares Vieira and Angiuli Copetti de Aguiar (2013), “O pictural e o iconotexto em Pickman’s Model, de H.P. Lovecraft”, Lumen et Virtus, Vol.IV, No.8, February 2013. (In Portuguese. Discussion of the description of the pictures in “Pickman’s Model”. Lovecraft is found not just to depict Pickman’s pictures in words, but to use them as narrative elements — since the attentive reader is invited to ‘fill in the blanks’ that Lovecraft leaves in his descriptions of the pictures).

* Paul Boshears (2013), “Against Paraphrase — Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy”, Interstatial journal, March 2013, pp.1-4. (Scholarly review of Graham Harman’s Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy).

* JeFF Stumpo (2013), “Until Someone Loses an I: the deconstruction of “self” in Borges and Lovecraft”, New York Review of Science Fiction, March 2013.


* A.M. McGee, “Haitian Vodou and Voodoo: Imagined Religion and Popular Culture”, Studies in Religion, Vol. 41, 2012. (Opens with a very brief discussion of Lovecraft’s Call of Cthulhu and sees… “his work as a prototype for many later presentations of voodoo”. Appears to be unaware of Henry S. Whitehead’s influence on the pulp idea of voodoo).

* 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)).

* John Conway (2012), “Monstrous Labyrinths: Hellish Prisons, Liberated Language“, in proceedings of the conference Monsters and the Monstrous: Monstrous Spaces. (Lovecraft’s use of the labyrinthine in “At the Mountain of Madness”)

* Jack Adrian (online 2012), “An M.R. James Letter”, Ghosts & Scholars (first series), No.8, 1986. (Annotated version of a private 1926 letter which contains James’s comments on… “a disquisition of nearly 40 pages of double columns on Supernatural Horror in Literature by one H.P. Lovecraft, whose style is of the most offensive. He uses the word cosmic about 24 times.”)

* Alberto Agosto (2012), “The topic of dream in the work of H.P. Lovecraft”. (In Italian, appears to be a Masters dissertation for the University of Torino). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* Rodolfo Munoz Casado (2012), “Los mitos de Cthulhu como movimiento literario” (PhD thesis for the University of Madrid. In Spanish. Seems to be a survey of Lovecraft’s influence?)

* Michael Barker (2012), “H.P. Lovecraft’s Alien Legacy”, Swans, 4th June 2012. (Lovecraft’s influence on post-1945 New Age UFO folklore etc. Review of Jason Colavito’s The Cult of Alien Gods: H.P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture).

* Edmund Berger (2012), “Aliens To Autonomy: gauging Deleuze And Guattari’s “ridiculousness””, Swans, 18th June 2012. (Critique of Michael Barker’s treatment of Deleuze and Guattari in the review essay “H.P. Lovecraft’s Alien Legacy”).

* Eugene Thacker (2012), “Cosmic Pessimism”, Continent, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2012, pp. 66–75. (Lovecraftian philosophy).

* Modesto Gomez Alonso (2012), “H.P. Lovecraft: creencia estetica y asentimiento intelectual”, Taula: quaderns de pensament, Vol. 44, 2012. (In Spanish. Examines the epistemological and aesthetic grounds for Lovecraft’s theory of cosmic horror).

* Cesar Guarde Paz (2012), “Race and War in the Lovecraft Mythos: A Philosophical Reflection”, Lovecraft Annual, No. 6, 2012. (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* Ryan P. Kennedy (2012), Evolution of Effect: The Numinous in Gothic and Post-Gothic Ghost Experience Literature. (Undergraduate dissertation, a short section discusses the theme in H.P. Lovecraft’s short stories)

* Xavier Gamboa (2012), Baroque Worlds of the 21st Century (PhD thesis, “an analysis of the unfolding twenty-first century neobaroque phenomenon”. Not on Lovecraft per se, but seems to have been inspired by Patric MacCormack’s 2007 essay “Baroque Intensity: Lovecraft, Le Fanu, and the Fold”)

* S.T. Joshi (2012), “Poe, Lovecraft, and the Revolution in Weird Fiction”, text of a lecture delivered at the Ninth Annual Commemoration Program of the Poe Society, 7th October 2012. Published on the website of the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore.

* Sam Gafford (2012), “The Man Who Saved Hodgson!”,, 6th July 2012. (On Herman Charles Koenig, a late associate of Lovecraft. Scholarly blog post, with reference footnotes)

* Lin Wang (2012), Celebration of the Strange : YouYang Zazu and its horror stories (PhD thesis. Chapter five proposes Lovecraft’s concept of cosmic fear as a useful tool for analysis of the… “many zhiguai tales [from China, that] deal with supernatural forces without definite monsters or explicit etiologies”)

* Patricia Garcia (2012), “The fantastic of place and the fantastic of space: two models of transgression”, Letras & Letras, Vol.28, No.2 (2012). (Part of a substantial special issue on horror and the fantastic. In English, with Spanish abstract).

* Marshall Buchanan (2012), “Horror in Seneca’s Thyestes and Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu”“. (Student paper written for Latin 5014 class at Department of Classics, Ohio State University).

* Mark McGurl (2012), “The Posthuman Comedy“, Critical Inquiry 38, Spring 2012. (Discussion of Lovecraft and the academic canon and ‘outsider’ writers, on pp.542-547)

* Juan Luis Perez de Luque (2012), ““Fish You Can’t Leave Behind: Deep Ones and other creatures as symbols of corruption in the narrative of H.P. Lovecraft” (Presented at the Monster and the Monstrous conference, University of Oxford, September 2012).

* Ryan P. Kennedy (2012), “Evolution of Effect: the numinous in gothic and post-gothic ghost experience literature”. (B.A. dissertation, discusses Lovecraft relationship to the early gothic and then on pp.37-49 discusses “The Unnamable”, “Hypnos” and “Nyarlathotep”).

* Helge Kragh (2012), “A Sense of Crisis: physics in the fin-de-siecle era”, (Useful and clearly-written background summaries of the scientific orthodoxies and controversies in Lovecraft’s youth — such as heat-death, entropy, the aether, radioactivity and x-rays, hyperspace — as they interacted with the eschatology of religion and the gothic gloominess of decadent-era aesthetics. To be published in the book collection The Fin-de-Siecle World in 2014).

* Eduardo Cesar Godarth (2012), “Um olhar descritivo sobre as traducoes brasileiras de Supernatural Horror in Literature, de H.P. Lovecraft” (Dissertation in Brazilian Portuguese. Makes a Translation Studies analysis of two Brazilian translations (1987, 2008) of the Lovecraft essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature”).

* Oluwatoyin Vincent Adepoju (2012), “”Aquatic Ancestry” by Kingsley Nnabuagha and the fiction of Howard Phillips Lovecraft : a study in imaginative convergence”. Part of the Compcros library run by Oluwatoyin Vincent Adepoju.

* Oskarson Kindstrand (2012), “Hur blev jag ett monster?: Om monsterskapande i Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s The Outsider och The Thing on the Doorstep”, Sodertorn University in Sweden. (Undergraduate final dissertation in Swedish. Examines how character monstrosity is created and strengthened, the relation between monstrosity and humanity in Lovecraft’s characters).

* Raga Pascual Rosaleny (2012), Jules Verne y H. P. Lovecraft o unas teorias para la historia, Brocar no.36, 2012, pp.7-52. (In Spanish. Trans: ‘Jules Verne and H.P. Lovecraft and their theories of history’).

* Daniel Dutra (2012), “A utopia na obra de H.P. Lovecraft: uma leitura política de At The Mountains of Madness, Capa No.45, 2012. (Examines the possible effect of the New Deal on the politics in At The Mountains of Madness. In Brazilian Portugeuse, with short English abstract).

* Brendan Robert West (2012), Whisperer: A Study in Adaptation. (M.A. dissertation at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Examines the methodologies of adaption for H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Whisperer in Darkness”)

* Joakim Dahlback (2012), Cthulhu vaknar pa vita duken: en jamforande analys av H.P. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu och Andrew Lemans filmatisering av den. (Undergraduate dissertation in Swedish. Title in English: “Cthulhu awakes on the silver screen: a comparative analysis of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu and Andrew Leman’s film version of it.”)

* Jesse Norford (2012), “Pagan Death: Lovecraftian horror and the dream of decadence”, IN: Eoghain Hamilton (Ed.), The Gothic: probing the boundaries, Inter-disciplinary Press (Critical Issues Series), 2012.

* Francesco Toniolo (2012), “L’Anello di Cthulhu: Il mito religioso in Tolkien e Lovecraft”. (In Italian. Appears to be an undergraduate final disseration? Title translates as: “The Ring of Cthulhu: religious myth in Tolkien and Lovecraft”).

* Miguel Bernardo Olmedo Morell (2012), “Three representations of the fall in Lovecraft’s dream cycle”, Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, No.11, September 2012. (In English. The stories “The Other Gods”, “The Doom that Came to Sarnath”, and “The Quest of Iranon” are analyzed in relation to the myths of Icarus, Sodom and Gomorrah, and the Biblical Eden).

* S.T. Joshi (2012), “Poe, Lovecraft, and the Revolution in Weird Fiction”. (Transcript of a lecture given at the Ninth Annual Commemoration Program of the Poe Society, 7th October 2012).

* William Koch (2012), Graham Harman’s Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy, online 11th Sept 2012. (Detailed book review).

* Tanya Krzywinska (2012), The Secret World as weird tale”, Well Played journal, Vol.3, No.2, 2012. (On the partly Lovecraft-inspired MMO PC videogame The Secret World)

* James Odelle Butler (2012), “Name, Place, and Emotional Space: Themed Semantics in Literary Onomastic Research” (PhD thesis for University of Glasgow, UK. Examines “The Interlaced Realities of Lovecraft County” on pp. 172-188).

* Sindri Eldon (2012), “Fully Human: gender conflict in two tales by H.P. Lovecraft”. (Undergraduate final dissertation. From Iceland, in English. “An analysis of gender conflict and the opposing natures of the female and the male in […] “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” and “The Thing on the Doorstep”).


* Ksenia Olkusz and Aleksander Rzyman (2011), “Titanic, Mysterious, Forgotten : cities in Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s stories, Svet Kresleny Slovem, 2012. (In English. Presumably Svet Kresleny Slovem is a Polish academic journal).

* Rik Spanjers (2011), “Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s progressive conservatism”, Prolepses blog, 20th November 2011. (Later reprinted, possibly revised or expanded, in the Dutch journal Simulacrum: Beyond the Horizon)

* Sonja Jauernig (2011), “H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu” in zwei deutschen Ubersetzungen”. (Masters dissertation for the University of Vienna. In German with English abstract. Discusses two German translations of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story “The Call of Cthulhu”)

* Anthony Conrad Chieffalo (2011), “Poe, Lovecraft, and the uncanny: the horror of the self” (Masters dissertation for Central Connecticut State University. Uses Freud to suggest that Poe and Lovecraft draw on… “internal confrontations between the protagonists and the formerly concealed aspects of themselves” to make their stories into powerful horror).

* James R. Russell (2011), “A Tale of Two Secret Books” (Paper presented at ‘Knowledge to Die For: Transmission of prohibited and esoteric knowledge through space and time’, 2nd-4th May 2011, Berlin, Germany. Looks at the Armenian compendium of ancient mathematico-magical texts, the Vec’hazareak or ‘Book of the Six Thousand’, and Lovecraft’s fictional Necronomicon)

* Aleksandra Borowskal (2011), “H.P. Lovecraft’s style in translation: a case study of selected stories and their Polish versions”. (In English, with Polish cover page. Appears to be a Masters dissertation?)

* Justin St. Clair (2011), “Borrowed Time: Thomas Pynchon’s Against the Day and the Victorian Fourth Dimension”, Science Fiction Studies, March 2011. (Relevant to understanding Lovecraft, due to its useful survey of 19th century hyper-spatial hypotheses other than advances in non-Euclidean geometry).

* Andreas Schardt (2011), “The Gothic Pastoral: terrible idylls in late nineteenth and twentieth-century literature”. (Ph.D for the Faculty of Modern Languages, University of Heidelberg, Germany. In English. Examines “The Colour out of Space” and “The Dunwich Horror” on pp.163-177).

* Hannah Spencer (2011), “Semantic Prosody in Literary Analysis: a corpus based stylistic study of H.P. Lovecraft’s stories”, Masters dissertation, University of Huddersfield, 2011. (This “uncovers linguistic aspects of Lovecraft’s stories that could not be detected intuitively, and provides a firm basis for some subjective literary assumptions.”).

* Nemes Z. Mario (2011), “A Pickman-paradoxon : H.P. Lovecraft es a vizualis reprezentacio”, Prae magazine, 2011. (In Hungarian, part of the Prae “Dark Fantasy” special themed issue).

* Julio Franca (2011), “Fundamentos Esteticos da Literatura de Horror: A influencia de Edmund Burke sobre H.P. Lovecraft”. (Article in Spanish on the influence of Edmund Burke’s A Philosophical Enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful on Lovecraft).

* Richard-Philipp Fahrbach (2011), “Intermedialitat des Schreckens: parameter des grauens bei H.P. Lovecraft”. (Masters dissertation, Vienna. Approx. title translation: The Intertextuality of Secrets: the limits of horror in H.P. Lovecraft).

* Kerry Bolton (2011), “The Influence of H.P. Lovecraft on Occultism”, Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, No.9, October 2011.

* Rui Lopes (2011), “O interprete estupido”, Dos Algarves, No. 20, 2011. (In Spanish. Examines literary characters reacting to strange things — as depicted by Lovecraft, Musil, Pitkin, and Poe).

* Cecile Cristofari (2011), “The Tainted Birth in Lovecraft’s Fiction”.

* Kristine Beskin (2011), “Frozen in the Dreamlands: Lovecraft and Dickinson” (Preliminary paper for a Masters dissertation?)

* Anon (2011), “Lovecraft, Cyclonopedia and Materialist Horror” part one and part two and postscript. (See also the book of responses to the theory-satire Cyclonopedia, Leper Creativity: Cyclonopedia Symposium).

* James Kneale (2011), “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” was in Cultural Geographies 13, 1 (2006), pp. 106-126).

* John D. Sanderson (2011), “The Shadow over Galicia: H.P. Lovecraft’s obsessions resurface in the film adaptation of Dagon (2001)”, Odisea No.12, pp.245-255.

* Petr Gruber (2011), “H.P. Lovecraft in der Prosa von H.C. Artmann”. (B.A. final disseration at Brünn, exploring similarities between Lovecraft and the work of Austrian author H.C. Artmann. In German).

* Ben Woodard (2011), “A Nature to Pulp the Stoutest Philosopher: towards a Lovecraftian philosophy of nature”, Incognitum Hactenus: art, philosophy, horror, Vol.1, No.1, 2011.

* Micheal Gentry (2011), “Parser at the Threshold: Lovecraftian horror in interactive fiction”. (In the book: IF Theory Reader, March 2011).

* David Reinecke (2011), “From the Pulps to the Stars: The Making of the American Science Fiction Magazine, 1923-1973”. Princeton University CACPS Working Paper #44, Fall 2011. (An empirical/industry-structure analysis of the rise of SF in America).

* Charlene Busalli (2011), “H.P. Lovecraft, ou la quate de l’inconnu“. (Masters dissertation for the Universite Jean Monnet. In French. Translation of title is ‘H.P. Lovecraft, or The Quest for the Unknown’. Appears to be a general survey of a dozen or so of Lovecraft’s well-known themes, with a few pages devoted to discussion of each).

* Af Simon Hesselager Johansen (2011), “Tilstedevaeren ved Vanviddets Bjerge: Martin Heidegger, H.P. Lovecraft og mellemkrigstidens elitaere konservatisme”, Tanken: studieblad for filosfi, No.4, 2011 (Short article in Danish, title translates as something like “On the Folly of Climbing Mountains: Martin Heidegger, H.P. Lovecraft and interwar elitist conservatism).

* Ben Woodard (2011), “Mad Speculation and Absolute Inhumanism: Lovecraft, Ligotti, and the Weirding of Philosophy”. Continent 1.1, pp. 3-13.

* Luana Ferreira de Freitas (2011), “Insanidade fantastica”, Fragmentos July-Dec 2011, Vol.22 No.2, pp. 87-92. (Discusses insanity in fantasy literature, via hallucination in E.A. Poe and compulsion in H.P. Lovecraft. Brazilian Portuguese, with English abstract).

* Marco Antonio Rivera Gutierrez (2011), <"Horror y figuratividad: la semiotica del espacio en el relato de terror". (Approximate translation of title: "Horror and figuration: a semiotics for the spatialisation of terror". In Spanish with English abstract). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* Marco Antonio Rivera Gutierrez (2011),""The Outsider", un Sujeto sin Destinador: analisis de las estructuras semionarrativas de superficiedesde la semiotica narrativa estandar". (Semiotic analysis of the structual logic of "The Outsider". In Spanish with English abstract). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).


* L. Sorensen, A weird modernist archive: pulp fiction, pseudobiblia, H.P. Lovecraft, Modernism/modernity, Vol. 17, No. 3, September 2010. (In “The Shadow out of Time” the archive is “possessed of disturbing agency”, and this idea counters the high modernist ideal for such things. Also has some useful observations on Lovecraft’s stance on the familiar and the unknowable, and notes that Boas shared much the same sentiments). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* Stefan Helmreich and Sophia Roosth (2010), “Life Forms: a keyword entry”, Representations 112, Fall 2010. (Detailed discussion of the history of the changing conception of ‘lifeforms’, including a discussion of scientific sources which strongly influenced Lovecraft)

* David Javet (2010), “The Pen that Never Stops Writing: the Lovecraft Mythology or the expansion of a literary phenomenon”. (Masters dissertation). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* Jesse Norford (2010), “Pagan Death: Lovecraftian Horror and the Dream of Decadence”. (Lovecraft is rooted in late-nineteenth-century cultural fears and desires that arose in response to a renewed interest in paganism and the occult)

* Dustin Geeraert (2010), “Spectres of Darwin: H.P. Lovecraft’s nihilistic parody of religion”. (Masters disseration, University of Manitoba. An advanced and impressive work from an M.A. student. “In Lovecraft, one can find a response to Darwin which rather uniquely sympathizes with religious belief aesthetically, culturally and emotionally while simultaneously condemning it intellectually and scientifically”)

* Joseph Young (2010), Secondary Worlds in Pre Tolkienian Fantasy Fiction. (PhD for the University of Otago, New Zealand. Has thirty pages on “H.P. Lovecraft’s Cosmic Witch Hunt”)

* Brandon Jernigan (2010), “Forms of some intenser life”: Genre and imperialism at the turn of the century (PhD thesis for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Tangentially related. Seeks to detect critical attitudes to new global networks in the flexible and mutable genre fiction of Joseph Conrad, H.G. Wells, Bram Stoker and Algernon Blackwood. Chapter Four is: “Hostile swarms and geo-insurgency in weird fiction”, although this looks primarily at Blackwood)

* Van Leavenworth (2010), “Reading with Awe and Playing with Terror: Labyrinths in Selected Stories by H.P. Lovecraft and Michael S. Gentry’s Anchorhead, chapter two in The Gothic in Contemporary Interactive Fictions: Umea Studies in Language and Literature 11, 2010.

* Ben Woodard (2010), “Thinking Against Nature: nature, ideation, and realism between Lovecraft and Schelling”, Speculations journal, No.1, pp.47-65. (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* Isaac Schlecht (2010), “Reanimating Providence : the haunts and hauntings of H.P. Lovecraft“, Chronicles Of Brunonia (Meditation on Lovecraft’s relationship to the city of Providence. Deposited August 2013).

* Jose Carlos Gil (2010), “Poe and Lovecraft: interior and cosmic terror”, Revista Anglo-Saxonica, Vol.3, No.1, 2010. (Portugese journal, but article is in English. This is a special Poe issue of Revista Anglo-Saxonica.)

* Kristjon Runar Halldorsson (2010), “H.P. Lovecraft: The Enlightenment & connection to the world of Cosmicism”. (B.A. dissertation, in English).

* Kenneth W. Faig Jr. (2010), George Elliott Lovecraft : Lost Scion of the House of Lovecraft, Moshassuck Press, 2010.

* Tomi Vatanen (2010), “Tuntemattomiem Kaahujen Tutkijat: maailmankuva H.P. Lovecraftin novelleissa” (Title translates as “The Unknown Terrors of Researchers: the worldview of H.P. Lovecraft’s stories”. In Finnish. Appears to be a Masters dissertation from Finland)

* G. Warlock Vance (2010), “Dread and portent : reading H.P. Lovecraft’s Necronomicon as social commentary”, PhD thesis, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2010.

* Henrik Boe Ueland (2010), “Frykten som litteraer erfaring : Grenseerfaring og transgresjon i H.P. Lovecraft’s forfatterskap”. Masters dissertation, University of Bergen, 2010. In Nowegian, with English summary. (“Fear as a Literary Experience : borders and transgression in the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft”).

* Tomi Vatanen (2010), “Tuntemattomien kauhujen tutkijat : maailmankuva H.P. Lovecraftin novelleissa”. (In Finnish. Title translates as: “The unknown horrors of research: the world of H.P. Lovecraft’s short stories”).

* Jonathan Lessard (2010), “Lovecraft, le jeu d’aventure et la peur cosmique”, Loading…, Vol.4, No.6, 2010. (In French. Part of the Loading… special issue on horror in videogames).

* Matolcsy Kalman (2010), “Confronting the Boundless and Hideous Unknown: science, categorization, and naming in H.P. Lovecraft’s fiction”.

* Rachel Mizsei Ward (2010), “Plushies, My Little Cthulhu and Chibithulu : The Transformation of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu from Horrific Body to Cute Body”. Presented at Cine Excess IV: International Conference on Cult Film Traditions, Brunel University (UK), April 2010. (Longer version in The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies 12 (Summer 2013)).

* Erik Fredriksson (2010), Hidden Knowledge and Man’s Place in the Universe: a study of human incompetence and insignificance in the works of H.P. Lovecraft. (B.A. dissertation, in English).

* Hannes Storhaug-Meyer (2010), The Morphology of the Unknown : the narrative technique of Howard Philips Lovecraft (Masters degree dissertation, University of Oslo)

* Patricia MacCormack (2010), “Lovecraft through Deleuzio-Guattarian Gates”, Postmodern Culture, Vol.20, No.2, January 2010.

* Elizabeth A. Clendinning and Kathleen McAuley (2010), “The Call of Cthulhu: narrativity of the cult in metal”, IN: The Metal Void: First Gatherings, Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2010.

* Nathan Vernon Madison (2010), “The Yellow Peril: The American Pulps Between the World Wars, 1919-1935”. Chapter in: “Isolationism, Internationalism and the ‘Other’: The Yellow Peril, German Brute and Red Menace in Early to Mid Twentieth Century Pulp Magazines and Comic Books. Masters dissertation, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2010.

* Emilio Soares Ribeiro (2010?), O Chamado de Cthulhu: o Gotico de H.P. Lovecraft transmutado para o cinema”, LLA 14. (In Brazilian Portuguese. Undated. Title translates as: “The Call of Cthulhu: the gothic of H.P. Lovecraft as transmuted for the cinema”. On the problems of adapting the literary gothic for the screen, with special reference to The Call of Cthulhu film directed by Andrew Leman).

* J. Franca, “Fundamentos esteticos da literatura de horror: a influencia de Edmund Burke em H. P. Lovecraft”, Caderno Seminal Digital, Vol. 16, No. 14, June-December 2010. (In Brazilian Portuguese. Edmund Burke’s influence on Lovecraft’s Supernatural Horror. Graduate Journal of the University of Rio de Janeiro.)

* Sandro D. Fossemo (2010), “Cosmic terror from Poe to Lovecraft: the fear of unknown from the abyss of the soul to cosmic chaos”.

* Donald Tyson, “H. P. Lovecraft: Flight From Madness”, Llewellyn, October 2010.

* The Italian scholarly journal Studi Lovecraftiani (#12, July 2010) is free online.


* Ardila Rodriguez and Miguel Angel (2009), El horror cosmico de H.P. Lovecraft: una corriente estetica en la literatura de horror contemporanea. (In Spanish)

* Carmen R.R. Barbos (2009), “Espaces du fantastique urbain et aspects du sacre: le cas de Mircea Eliade, Jean Ray, et Howard Phillips Lovecraft”. (In French with English abstract. Thesis for CERC: Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Comparatistes. Title in English: “Spaces of the urban fantastic and aspects of the sacred: the case of Mircea Eliade, Jean Ray, and Howard Phillips Lovecraft”)

* Nicholas Mazzuca (2009), The Dreamer Deepe: A Two-Act Play in the Lovecraft Horror Mythos (Stage play submitted in place of a formal Masters disseration, Clemson University)

* Joakim Bengtsson (2009), “Tentative outline: the Ending and the Solution of Conflicts in” [? name truncated, title not on document – probably “…the Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft”]. (10,000 words, seems to be a Masters dissertation?).

* Luciana Martinez (2009), “En busca del lenguaje del horror: H.P. Lovecraft segun Alberto Breccia“, Extravio: revista electronica de literatura comparada, 4, 2009. (In Spanish, English abstract: “analyzes Alberto Breccia’s transpositions of the H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos in the 1970s”).

* Kenneth W. Faig, Jr. (2009), “The strange story of “Poetry and the Gods” by Anna Helen Crofts and Henry Paget-Lowe”, The Fossil #341, July 2009.

* Miguel Angel Ardila Rodriguez (2009), “El horror cosmico de H.P. Lovecraft: una corriente estetica en la literatura de horror contemporanea” (In Spanish. Possibly a Masters dissertation, for the National University of Colombia? Title translates as: “The cosmic horror of H.P. Lovecraft: an aesthetic in contemporary horror literature”).

* Keira McKenzie (2009), “Triggering Time’s Trapdoor”, online at (On the nature of Lovecraft’s monsters).

* Jean Carlo Lavoie Montemiglio (2009), “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“).

* Paul Halpern and Michael C. Labossiere (2009), Mind out of time: identity, perception, and the fourth dimension in H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Out of Time” and “The Dreams in the Witch House”, Extrapolation, Vol.50, No.3, September 2009.

* Caio Alexandre Bezerias (2009), Funcoes do mito na obra de Howard Phillips Lovecraft (“Functions of myth in the works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft”. Dissertation, Sao Paulo, Brazil. In Brazilian Portuguese).

* James L. Aevermann (2009), “The Destruction of the Hero: an examination of the hero’s purpose in Lovecraft’s works”, IN: Huppert (Ed.), Where Fear Lurks: Perspectives on Fear, Horror and Terror, Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2009.

* Chia Yi Lee (2009), “On At the Mountains of Madness: enveloping the cosmic horror”, EurAmerica, Vol. 39, No.1, March 2009, pp.1-27.

* Graham Harman and Kieth Tilford (2009), “On the Horror of Phenomenology: Lovecraft and Husserl / Singular Agitations and a Common Vertigo”. Collapse ‘Concept Horror’ special issue, 2009.

* Jose Carlos Gil (2009), “H.P. Lovecraft: im icone da cultura ocidental contemporanea”, BANG! revista de literatura e fantasyico, No.6. February 2009. (In Portugese, explores the importance of Lovecraft for western culture, and specifically for Portugese culture. Continues in BANG! 7 and BANG! 9).


* R. F. de Medeiros, “Borges leitor de Lovecraft”, Nau Literaria, Vol 4. No 1, 2008. (In Spanish. “This article analyzes J. Borges’ short story “There are more things”, seeking to unveil the way in which the writer assumes the authorial identity of H. P. Lovecraft, realizing what he calls a ‘posthumous tale’ by the American writer”).

* Brandon Reynolds (2008), “Slumming in the horror-fantasy ghetto: utopian ideals in the work of H.P. Lovecraft” (Masters dissertation for California State University)

* W.R. van Leeuwen (2008), Dreamers of the Dark: Kerry Bolton and the Order of the Left Hand Path, a case-study of a Satanic neo-Nazi society (Masters dissertation for The University of Waikato. Has nothing to say on Bolton’s fascination with Lovecraft’s various elitist philosophical stances and the racialist worldviews he shared with his milieu. But van Leeuwen does allege, in passing, that Bolton was both the publisher and author of Walter Grimwald’s 1995 pamphlet Lovecraft’s Fascism. It is only fair to add that Bolton has responded at length, and says that “Van Leeuwen’s thesis is a tissue of pure (and impure) inventions”.)

* Heath Row (2008), “H.P. Lovecraft’s Use of Dream and Elements of the Fairy Tale: a survey of five topics”, Hedge Trimmings, Vol.2, No. 1, November 2008.

* Anon. (2008), The Fungi from Yuggoth: a Concordance”, Calenture, Vol.3, No.3, May 2008.

* Jonathan Maximilian Gilbert (2008), “The Horror, the Horror”: the Origins of a Genre in Late Victorian and Edwardian Britain, 1880–1914. (A doctoral thesis).

* Martin, Sean Elliot (2008), “H.P. Lovecraft and the Modernist Grotesque”, for McAnulty College. (Outstanding and very useful PhD thesis, later included in condensed form in Lovecraft Annual 2012).

* Kenneth W. Faig Jr. (2008), Qvae Amamvs Tvemvr : Ancestors in Lovecraft’s Life & Fiction, Moshassuck Press, 2008.

* Alcebiades Diniz Miguel (2008), “A teratologia multipla: Robert Bloch e o seu bestiario”, Arquivo Maaravi: Revista Digital de Estudos Judaicos da UFMG, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2008. (In Brazilian Portugese. An examination of Lovecraft’s claim that certain peoples and cultures were more suited than others to create fantastic supernatural works. Part of a special issue on Kabala: the weird and magical in Jewish cultural heritage)

* Marek Wilczynski (2008), “Secret passage through Poe: the transatlantic affinities of H.P. Lovecraft and Stefan Grabinski”, Studia Anglica Posnaniensia, 44, 2008.

* Louis-Pierre Smith Lacroix (2008), “Mythologie de Lovecraft: contexte, pretexte, texte” (Masters dissertation, Universite Laval, Canada. In French with short English abstract).

* Carlos Abraham (2008), “El tema de la biblioteca en Verne, Lovecraft y Borges”, Helice, No.9, May 2008. (Substantial scholarly article in Spanish on the theme of the library as depicted in the work of Verne, Lovecraft, and Borges).

* Jacob M. Hodgen (2008), “‘All the Cosmos is a Jest’: Preemptive Trauma Mediation in the Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft”, IN: ‘Boot Camp for the Psyche’: Inoculative Nonfiction and Pre-Memory Structures as Preemptive Trauma Mediation in Fiction and Film.

* Candace R. Benefiel (2008), “Shadow of a dark muse: reprint history of original fiction from Weird Tales 1928-1939″, Extrapolation, December 2008.

* Oliver Plaschka (2008) “Verlorene Arkadien: sas pastorale motiv in der englischen und amerikanischen fantastischen Literatur — H.P. Lovecraft, James Branch Cabell, Mervyn Peake, William Gibson.” (Thesis in German. Title translates as: “Arcadia Lost: the pastoral theme in English and American fantastic literature”).

* Benjamin Noys (2008), “Horror Temporis”, Collapse, Vol.IV: “Concept Horror” (2008), pp.277-285. (Essay on Lovecraft’s conception of time).

* Derk van Santvoort (2008), “Casting Shadows Out of Time: H.P. Lovecraft, His Influences and His Influence”. (Masters dissertation for Utrecht University).

* Elena Glasberg (2008), “Who Goes There? Science, fiction, and belonging in Antarctica”, Journal of Historical Geography, 34, 2008, pp. 639–657. (Only mentions Poe and Lovecraft in passing. It does, however, open with a good outline of the pre-war ideological developments in ‘the Byrd view’ of Antarctica between “At The Mountains of Madness” (1931) and “Who Goes There?” (1938), which may be relevant to those considering the reception of “Mountains” in the 1930s and 40s).


* Jeff Lacy & Steven J. Zani (2007), “The Negative Mystics of the Mechanistic Sublime: Walter Benjamin and Lovecraft’s Cosmicism”, Lovecraft Annual No.1, pp. 65-83.

* Benjamin Noys (2007), “The Lovecraft Event”. (Compares… “the rupture Lovecraft inflicts on the Gothic and weird fiction with the rupture Lacan inflicts on psychoanalysis and the stabilisation of his own earlier teaching”, in terms of the ability to form a fiction congruent with history and then to align it with the realities and trajectories of the new modernity of the 1920s). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* Mark Fisher (2007), Lovecraft and the Weird: Part I and Part II (Reflections on the Lovecraft: Weird Realism event at Goldsmiths University, London, 2007)

* Fernando Dario Gonzalez Grueso (2007), “Buddai: el gigante dormido Australiano de Lovecraft”, Culturas Populares, No.4, 2007. (In Spanish. Compares the motifs and themes of international folklore, with those employed by Lovecraft. Specific reference to “The Shadow Out of Time”, re: aboriginal oral legend and myths of the sleeping giant, frightening winds, the sinister moon, fields of stones, and ancient footprints once left by giants of the Dreamtime).

* Claes Thoren (2007), “Creating Real Imaginary Worlds: Mythopoeic Interaction and Immersion in Digital Games” (Masters dissertation for the University of East London. Detailed analysis of the now-classic videogame Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth)

* Pino Lasone (2007), “Asenath and Leucothea: female figures from the sea of literary fiction”, Calenture, Vol.2, No.3, May 2007.

* Rebecca Janicker (2007), “New England narratives: space and place in the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft”, Extrapolation, Vol.48 No.1, March 2007.

* Bobbi Sinha-Morey (2007), Fungi: the Poetry of H.P. Lovecraft”, Calenture, Vol.2, No.2, January 2007. (The H.P. Lovecraft special issue).

* Den Valdron (2007), “The Almost-Human Race of Lovecraft’s Mythos”, ERBzine 20th-26th April 2007. (Fannish survey of the use of ghouls in Lovecraft’s fiction).

* Phillip A. Ellis (2007), “The Construction of Race in the Early Poetry of H.P. Lovecraft”, Calenture, Vol.2, No.2, January 2007. (The H.P. Lovecraft special issue).

* Patricia MacCormack (2007), “Baroque Intensity: Lovecraft, Le Fanu and the Fold”, Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, No.2, March 2007.

* David Farnell (2007), “In a mirror, darkly”: finding ourselves reflected in the aliens of Melville, Lovecraft, Dick, and Butler”, Fukuoka University Review of Literature & Humanities, Vol.39, 1, 2007, pp.105-127.

* Wouter J. Hanegraaff (2007), “Fiction in the Desert of the Real: Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos”, Aries 7, pp.85-109. (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* Katie Anderson (2007?), “Uncertainty Principles: reading H.P. Lovecraft”. (Takes a historical-biographical approach to understanding The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath. Possibly an essay written as part of a Masters in History?). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).


* Brian Leno (2006), “Lovecraft’s Southern Vacation“, The Cimmerian Vol. 3, No. 2, 2006. (Recounts the story of how the Howard-Lovecraft correspondence came about, claims that Howard later felt slighted by the humorous names Lovecraft used for him in letters, such as “Sagebrush Bob” etc, then goes on from this to claim that Howard’s… “1934 tale ‘Pigeons From Hell,’ [is] a story full of anti-Lovecraftian subtext”)

* Robert C. Schachel (2006). “The aeon-silent maze of unhuman masonry: Lovecraft’s other places”. (Substantial chapter in the PhD thesis Textual Projections: The Emergence of a Postcolonial Gothic, for the University of Florida, 2006).

* Vivian Ralickas (2006), “Abjection, sublimity, and the question of the unpresentable in Poe, Baudelaire, and Lovecraft”. (Extract from a PhD thesis at the University of Toronto).

* Thomas Hull (2006), “H.P. Lovecraft: a Horror in Higher Dimensions”, Math Horizons, Vol.13, No.3, Feb 2006, pp.10-12.

* J. Michael Bestul (2006), Cthulhu Lives!: A Descriptive Study of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. (M.A. dissertation for Bowling Green State University).

* Ken Faig, Jr. (2006), “Lavender Ajays of the Red-Scare Period: 1917-1920“, The Fossil, No. 329, July 2006. (A balanced discussion of aspects of Lovecraft’s attentiveness to young male beauty. Occurs within a much larger examination of the amateur career of the lesbian Elsa Gidlow and her colleagues in Montreal, who published Canada’s first gay and lesbian publication, Les Mouches Fantastique. Lovecraft read the first issue and responded to its aesthetic stance trenchantly (The Conservative, July 1918): “Must we forever shut ourselves in such an artificial shrine [of overblown aestheticism], away from the pure light of sun and stars, and the natural currents of normal existence?”. Lovecraft alluded to the Symposium to contrast the magazine’s apparently-obvious focus on the hedonistic “Dionaean Eros” side of desire, with what appears to have been his own preferred focus on “pure Uranian beauty”. For more on Gidlow see The Fossil No. 332).

* Abbey Kerins (2006), “Walking Upon Hollow Earth: The Juvenilia of H.P. Lovecraft”.

* Frank Coffmann (2006), “H.P. Lovecraft and the Fungi from Yuggoth Sonnets (part one)”, Calenture, Vol.2, No.1, September 2006.

* Caio Alexandre Bazarias (2006), “The functions of myth in the works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft” (Masters disseration, University of San Paulo, 2006. In Spanish or Portuguese. The function of cosmic myth in Lovecraft’s radical critique of early 20th century modernity)

* Gert Jan Willem Bekenkamp (2006), The World of Wonder: on children’s lust for terror (PhD thesis for the University of Leuven, Netherlands. With an introduction by Ramsey Campbell).

* Cesar Guarde Paz (2006), “Edicion crítica de “Nietzscheanismo y realismo” de H. P. Lovecraft”, Dilema: Revista de Filosofia, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 5-18. (In Spanish. Appears to be a collection of relevant aphorisms from philosophers known to have influenced Lovecraft). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).


* Jerome Alestro (2005?), “Du Cuachmar d’Innsmouth a la Metamorphose: aspects de la transformation” (In French. Appears to be a paper presented at a conference in 2005? Compares Lovecraft to Kafka, in relation to the conclusion of “The Shadow out of Innsmouth”)

* Benjamin Noys (2005), “A Gothic Sinthome? The Case of H.P. Lovecraft”, presented at the conference ‘Gothic Remains: Symptoms of the Modern’, University of Sussex, December 2005. (Examines the possibilites for using Lacan to try to understand Lovecraft. Lacan’s sinthome is a unanalyzable and unspeakable ‘symptom’ of meaning that lies just outside the semiotic triangle, but which might be apprehended via the unconscious in moments of jouissance or sublime awe). (Can be had from via a search on Google Scholar. As of Summer 2020 only links from Scholar get the PDF).

* Eric Hoefler (2005), “Lovecraft Rising: tracing the growth of scholarship on Howard Phillips Lovecraft, 1990-2004”.

* Didier Kahn (2005), “La question de la palingenesie, de Paracelse a H.P. Lovecraft en passant par Joseph Du Chesne, Agrippa d’Aubigne et quelques autres”, Journee Francois Secret : Les Muses Secretes : Kabbale, alchimie et litterature a la Renaissance, Verona Italy, 2005. (In French. English title: “The question of palingenesis [i.e., reincarnation, and] Paracelsus in H.P. Lovecraft…” Summary at HAL: “In this short history of early modern palingenesis [western beliefs in reincarnation] experiences, we discuss in depth the conceptions of Paracelsus and Joseph Du Chesne before turning to the literary fortune of palingenesis, notably in Agrippa d’Aubigne’s Les Tragiques, but also in a work by H.P. Lovecraft inspired by the seventeenth-century alchemist Pierre Borel.”).

* Leandro Antonio de Almeida (2005), “Reflexoes sobre aspectos da obra de H. P. Lovecraft”, Organon, Vol.19, No.38-39. (French analysis of “Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family” and “The Lurking Fear”).

* Matt Cardin (2005), “The Masters’ Eyes Shining with Secrets: H.P. Lovecraft and his influence on Thomas Ligotti”, published on dated 4th March 2005.

* Erik Davis (2005), “Calling Cthulhu: H.P. Lovecraft’s Magick Realism”. (A 2005 Web update of an earlier essay, which then appears to have become the entry “The Magick of H.P. Lovecraft” in The Occult World, Routledge, 2014. A useful short and usefully skeptical overview of the Lovecraft-inspired occultist fringe up to the late 1990s. For later developments see Kerry Bolton. Erik is the author of the excellent book Techgnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information, 1998).

* Oliver Hedegaard Holm (2005), “Skygger Over Tiden: it studie i forfatteren H.P. Lovecraft som oversaettelsesobjekt. (In Danish with an English summary as an appendix. Title translates as: “Shadows Over Time: H.P. Lovecraft as an object of literary translation”. Examines the elements that characterise Lovecraft’s fiction, then suggests a set of criteria to assess a valid foreign-language translation of his stories).

* Thomas B. Whitbread (2005), “Samuel Loveman: poet of Eros and Thanatos”, The Fossil, Vol.101, No.4, July 2005.


* Frederic Sayer (2004), “Horreur des villes maudites dans l’oeuvre de H.P. Lovecraft”, Belphegor : Litterature Populaire et Culture Mediatique, 3.2, 2004. (In French. Explores… “the combination of attraction and repulsion that these elements [architecture, degenerates, ancient cults] produce for the hero, who is a true double of the reader”)

* Ian Almond (2004), “Sufi Motifs in the Stories of H.P. Lovecraft”. Zeitschrift fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Vol.52, No.3, pp.231-242.

* Timothy H. Evans (2004), “Tradition and Illusion : antiquarianism, tourism and horror in H.P. Lovecraft“, Extrapolation 45:2 (2004), pages 176-195.

* Malotcsy Kalman (2004), “The Innsmouth “Thing”: Monstrous Androgyny in H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Thing on the Doorstep”, Gender Studies (Romania), Vol.1, No.3, 2004.

* Justin Woodman (2004), “Alien Selves: modernity and the social diagnostics of the demonic in “Lovecraftian Magick”, Journal for the Academic Study of Magic, 2, 2004.

* Stefano Lazzarin (2004), “Horreur, hyperbole et reticence chez Lovecraft”, Belphegor, Vol.3, No.2, April 2004. (In French. Title translates as “Horror, hyperbole and reticence in Lovecraft”).

* Ronald St. Pierre (2004), “Never Fully Realize”: Birth of a Mythos, H.P. Lovecraft’s “Dagon”, Shoin Literary Review, No.37, pp.15-36. (Literary journal of Kobe Shoin Women’s University, Japan).

* Gadomska Katarzyna (2004), “Le chronotope dans les recits de H.P. Lovecraft”, Studia Romanica Posnaniensia, Vol.XXXI, 2004, pp.35-48. (In French. Bakhtin’s concept of the chronotope in the stories of H.P. Lovecraft).


* Kwzia L’Engle de Figueiredo Heye (2003), “Weird fiction and the unholy glee of H.P. Lovecraft”. (Masters disseration for the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, online from July 2012. In English. Asks if the concept of weird fiction can be classified simply as a sub-genre of horror, or if it constitutes a genre of its own).

* Kisantal Tamas (2003) “Fantasztikum, horror es toredekesseg H.P. Lovecraft szovegeiben”, Tartalom, 2003, 1, pp.14-22. (In Hungarian).

* David Ellis Morgan (2003), “Pulp literature: a re-evaluation”. (Ph.D. thesis for Murdoch University in Australia).

* Kenneth W. Faig Jr., Chris Docherty, Langley Searles (2003), Devonshire Ancestry of Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Moshassuck Press, 2003.

* Eric Hoefler (2003), “Lovecraft Rising : Tracing the Growth of Scholarship on Howard Phillips Lovecraft, 1990-2004”. (Survey of the growth of interest in Lovecraft’s fiction among mainstream academics).

Early 2000s:

* Saijamari Mannokko (2002), “H.P. Lovecraft and the Creation of Horror” (Masters dissertation, University of Tampere, Finland)

* Donovan K. Loucks, Antique Dreams: Marblehead and Lovecraft’s Kingsport, Lovecraft Studies, No. 42-43, Autumn 2001.

Selected items from the 1990s:

* Erik Davis, “Calling Cthulhu: H.P. Lovecraft’s Magick Realism, Gnosis, No. 37, Fall 1995.

* Maurice Levy, “Lovecraft et les vampires”, Litteratures, 1992. (In French. Not included in the Joshi translation of Levy, Lovecraft, a Study in the Fantastic. Opens by suggesting Lovecraft’s graveyard ghouls as a vaguely approximate equivalent to vampires, gnawing on corpses and operating in similar settings of crypts, graveyards, vaults. Other vampire-like motifs in Lovecraft are noted: long family survivals and tainted bloodlines; uncanny preservation or restoration of youthful looks; mysterious disappearance of lowly folk to ‘feed’ a cult or monster. Levy also makes, merely in passing and with no supporting reference, the remarkable claim that Lovecraft had read Hitler’s book Mein Kampf — but I know of no reliable evidence that he did so).

Also recently available online — scholarly articles from The Crypt of Cthulhu, c.1980-85:

Robert M. Price, Homosexual Panic in “The Outsider”.

Robert M. Price, The Attestation Formula in The Necronomicon.

Robert M. Price, Lovecraft’s Concept of Blasphemy.

Robert M. Price, What Was the “Corpse-Eating Cult of Leng”?

Robert M. Price, Statement of Lin Carter.

Robert M. Price, Genres in the Lovecraftian Library.

Robert M. Price, The Borrower Beneath: R.E. Howard’s Debt to Lovecraft in “The Black Stone”.

Robert M. Price, HPL and HPB: Lovecraft’s Use of Theosophy.

Robert M. Price, Reincarnation in Lovecraft’s Fiction.

Robert M. Price, Jung and Lovecraft on Prehuman Artifacts.

Robert M. Price, New Clues to Lovecraft’s Role in “Out of the Eons” and “The Crawling Chaos”.

George Gammell Angell, Cthulhu Elsewhere in Lovecraft.

Richard L. Tierney, Cthulhu in Mesoamerica.

Edward P. Berglund, On the Revision of “Dreams of Yith”.

Darrell Schweitzer, Some Ancestors of Vathek.

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