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Lovecraft Annual

Replacing the defunct Lovecraft Studies, this yearly journal is edited by S.T. Joshi and published by Hippocampus Press. As more issues are published (and when time permits), records for these issues will be incorporated into a database so they may be searched .

Issue no. 1 (2007)

  • Lovecraft Read This by Darrell Schweitzer
  • Lovecraft and Lawrence Face the Hidden Gods: Transformations of Pan in “The Colour out of Space” and St. Mawr by Robert H. Waugh
  • Memories of Sonia H. Greene Davis by Martin H. Kopp
  • Letters to Lee McBride White by H.P. Lovecraft, edited by S.T. Joshi and David E. Schultz
  • The Negative Mystics of the Mechanistic Sublime: Walter Benjamin and Lovecraft’s Cosmicism by Jeff Lacy and Steven J. Zani
  • Unity in Diversity: Fungi from Yuggoth as a Unified Setting by Phillip A. Ellis
  • “They Have Conquered Dream”: A Merritt’s “The Face in the Abyss” and H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Mount” by Peter Levi
  • The Master’s Eyes Shining with Secrets: H.P. Lovecraft’s Influence on Thomas Ligotti by Matt Cardin
  • Thomas Ligotti’s Metafictional Mapping: The Allegory of “The Last Feast of Harlequin” by John Langan
  • Reviews
    • H.P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life by Michel Houellebecq, translated by Dorna Khazeni, reviewed by Kevin Dole
    • Fritz Leiber and H.P. Lovecraft: Writers of the Dark edited by Ben J.S. Szumskyj and S.T. Joshi, reviewed by Phillip A. Ellis
    • The Lovecraft Chronicles by Peter Cannon, reviewed by S.T. Joshi
    • The Monster in the Mirror: Looking for H.P. Lovecraft by Robert H. Waugh, reviewed by S.T. Joshi

Issue no. 2 (2008)

  • Dispatches from the Providence Observatory: Astronomical Motifs and Sources in the Writings of H.P. Lovecraft by T.R. Livesey
  • The Sickness unto Death in H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Hound” by James Goho
  • Queer Tales? Sexuality, Race, and Architecture in “The Thing on the Doorstep” by Joel Pace
  • “Clever Lines”: Some Thoughts on Lovecraft’s Ad Criticos by Phillip A. Ellis
  • “The Rats in the Walls,” the Rats in the Trenches by Robert H. Waugh
  • Knowledge in the Void: Anomaly, Observation, and the Incomplete Paradigm Shift in H.P. Lovecraft’s Fiction by Kálmán Matolcsy
  • H.P. Lovecraft and the Archaeology of “Roman” Arizona by Marc A. Beherec
  • Reviews
    • O Fortunate Floridian: H.P. Lovecraft’s Letters to R.H. Barlow by H.P. Lovecraft, edited by S.T. Joshi and David E. Schultz, reviewed by Martin Andersson
    • Essential Solitude: The Letters of H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth edited by David E. Schultz and S.T. Joshi, reviewed by John D. Haefele

Issue no. 3 (2009)

  • Lovecraft and the Ray-Gun by T.R. Livesey
  • What Is “the Unnamable”? H.P. Lovecraft and the Problem of Evil by James Goho
  • Some Notes on the Topographical Poetry of H.P. Lovecraft by Phillip A. Ellis
  • The Theme of Distance in the Tales of H.P. Lovecraft by Lorenzo Mastropierro
  • Lovecraft’s Avatars: Azathoth, Nyarlathotep, Dagon, and Lovecraftian Utopias by Brandon Reynolds
  • Self, Other, and the Evolution of Lovecraft’s Treatment of Outsidedness by Massimo Berruti
  • Some Notes on Lovecraft’s “The Transition of Juan Romero” by Leigh Blackmore
  • “The Shadow out of Time” and Time-Defiance by Will Murray
  • Poems Not in The Ancient Track by H.P. Lovecraft, edited by S.T. Joshi
  • Lovecraft and the Polar Myth by John M. Navroth
  • Reviews
    • Tour de Lovecraft: The Tales by Kenneth Hite, reviewed by Donald R. Burleson
    • The Rise and Fall of the Cthulhu Mythos by S.T. Joshi, reviewed by Leigh Blackmore

Issue no. 4 (2010)

  • Lovecraft’s “The Bride of the Sea” and the Uses of Bathos by Manuel Pérez-Campos
  • Following “The Ancient Track” by Jonathan Adams
  • Letters to Carl Ferdinand Strauch by H.P. Lovecraft, edited by S.T. Joshi and David E. Schultz
    • Appendix: A Library Goes Regionalist by Carl. F. Strauch
  • The Construction of Race in the Early Poetry of H.P. Lovecraft by Phillip A. Ellis
  • The Ecstasies of “The Thing on the Doorstep,” “Medusa’s Coil,” and Other Erotic Studies by Robert H. Waugh
  • Notes on a Nonentity by H.P. Lovecraft
  • In Memoriam: Dr. Harry K. Brobst (1909–2010) by Christopher M. O’Brien
  • Time, Space, and Natural Law: Science and Pseudo-Science in Lovecraft by S.T. Joshi
  • Reviews
    • A Means to Freedom: The Letters of H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard by H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard; edited by S.T. Joshi, David E. Schultz, and Rusty Burke; reviewed by Martin Andersson
    • H.P. Lovecraft: A Comprehensive Bibliography by S.T. Joshi, reviewed by Donald R. Burleson
    • I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H.P. Lovecraft by S.T. Joshi, reviewed by Steven J. Mariconda

Issue no. 5 (2011)

  • Locked Dimensions out of Reach: The Lost Stories of H.P. Lovecraft by J.-M. Rajala
  • Cosmic Maenads and the Music of Madness: Lovecraft’s Borrowings from the Greeks by John Salonia
  • Blacks, Boxers, and Lovecraft by Gavin Callaghan
  • On H.P. Lovecraft’s “The House” by J.D. Worthington
  • From Bodily Fear to Cosmic Horror (and Back Again): The Tentacle Monster from Primordial Chaos to Hello Cthulhu by T.S. Miller
  • Lovecraft and I by Cailtlín R. Kiernan
  • Lovecraft and the Sublime: A Reinterpretation by Alex Houstoun
  • Lovecraft: A Gentleman without Five Senses by Roland Hölzing
  • Endless Bacchanal: Rome, Livy, and Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Cult by Dennis Quinn
  • “Cool Air,” the Apartment Above Us, and Other Stories by Robert H. Waugh
  • Lovecraft’s “The City” by R. Boerem

Issue no. 6 (2012)

  • Race and War in the Lovecraft Mythos: A Philosophical Reflection by César Guarde Paz
  • Of Regner Lodbrog, Hugh Blair, and Mistranslations by Martin Andersson
  • The Shadow over “The Lurking Fear” by Michael Cisco
  • The Aboriginal in the Works of H.P. Lovecraft by James Goho
  • Envisaging the Cosmos: A Note on “The Dreams in the Witch House” by Scott Connors
  • Lovecraft, Absurdity, and the Modernist Grotesque by Sean Elliot Martin
  • Sources of Anxiety in Lovecraft’s “Polaris” by J.D. Worthington
  • Tekeli-li! Disturbing Language in Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft by Lynne Jamneck
  • Lovecraft’s 1937 Diary by Kenneth W. Faig, Jr.
  • The Case for “How the Enemy Came to Thlunrana” and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by Peter Levi
  • Misperceptions and Malignity: Narrative Form and the Threat to America’s Modernity in “The Shadow over Innsmouth” by Anna Klein
  • Elementary, My Dear Lovecraft: H.P. Lovecraft and Sherlock Holmes by Gavin Callaghan
  • Review
    • The Annotated Revisions and Collaborations of H.P. Lovecraft – Volume I: Medusa’s Coil and Others and Volume II: The Crawling Chaos and Others by H.P. Lovecraft, edited by S.T. Joshi, reviewed by Steven J. Mariconda

Issue no. 7 (2013)

  • New Deal Politics in the Correspondence of H. P. Lovecraft by Tyler L. Wolanin
  • Letters between H. P. Lovecraft and Orville L. Leach edited by Donovan K. Loucks
  • Lovecraft’s Rats and Doyle’s Hound: A Study in Reason and Madness by Robert H. Waugh
  • Lovecraft’s Travelogues of Foster, Rhode Island by Kenneth W. Faig, Jr.
  • Reappraising “The Haunter of the Dark” by John D. Haefele
  • Department of Public Criticism: July 1918 by H. P. Lovecraft
  • A Mountain Walked or Stumbled by Stephen Walker
  • Excised Passages from “The Thing on the Doorstep” by S. T. Joshi
  • Additions and Corrections for “Lovecraft’s 1937 Diary” by David Haden
  • Lovecraft, Reality, and the Real: A Žižekian Approach by Juan Luis Pérez de Luque
  • Reviews
    • The Classic Horror Stories by H.P. Lovecraft, edited by Roger Luckhurst, reviewed by S.T. Joshi
    • Lovecraft and Influence: His Predecessors and Successors edited by Robert H. Waugh, reviewed by Scott Connors

Issue no. 8 (2014)

  • Editorial by S.T. Joshi
  • Letters to Farnsworth Wright by H.P. Lovecraft, edited by S.T. Joshi and David E. Schultz
  • The Night Ocean by R.H. Barlow and H.P. Lovecraft
  • Sanity, Subjectivity, and the Supernatural: Dreams of the Devil in Existentialism and the Weird Tale by Dustin Geeraert
  • Terror and Terrain: The Environmental Semantics of Lovecraft County by James O. Butler
  • Two Poets and Beauty: H.P. Lovecraft and James Elroy Flecker by Phillip A. Ellis
  • Lovecraft’s Third Meeting with David V. Bush by Kenneth W. Faig, Jr.
  • Echoes of a Warrior Poet: The Influence of Alan Seeger on H.P. Lovecraft by J.D. Worthington
  • Gothic Mythology: “The Moon-Bog” and the Greek Connection by Juan Luis Pérez de Luque
  • Reviews
    • The Lovecraft Circle and Others as I Remember Them by Jack Koblas, reviewed by S.T. Joshi
    • The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft by H.P. Lovecraft, edited with a Foreword and Notes by Leslie S. Klinger, reviewed by S.T. Joshi
    • H.P. Lovecraft’s Dark Arcadia by Gavin Callaghan, reviewed by Michael J. Abolafia

Issue no. 9 (2015)

  • Letters to Marian F. Bonner by H.P. Lovecraft
  • Miscellaneous Impressions of H.P.L. by Marian F. Bonner
  • Can You Direct Me to Ely Court?: Some Notes on 66 College Street by Kenneth W. Faig, Jr.
  • 66 College Street by David E. Schultz
  • The Thing (Flung Daily) on the Doorstep: Lovecraft in the Antipodean Press, 1803–2007 by Brendan Whyte
  • The Search for Joseph Curwen’s Town Home by Donovan K. Loucks
  • Charles Baxter on Lovecraft by S.T. Joshi
  • Six Degrees of Lovecraft: Henry Miller by Bobby Derie
  • Cassie Symmes: Inadvertent Lovecraftian by David Goudsward
  • Clergymen among Lovecraft’s Paternal Ancestors by Kenneth W. Faig, Jr.
  • Lovecraft and Houellebecq: Two Against the World by Todd Spaulding
  • Donald A. Wollheim’s Hoax Review of the Necronomicon by Donovan K. Loucks
  • Reviews
    • Collected Fiction: A Variorum Edition by H.P. Lovecraft, edited by S.T. Joshi, reviewed by Steven J. Mariconda
    • The Curious Case of H.P. Lovecraft by Paul Roland, reviewed by Darrell Schweitzer

Issue no. 10 (2016)

  • Lovecraft and Egypt: A Closer Examination by Duncan Norris
  • Forgotten Influence: A. Merritt’s “The Face in the Abyss” and H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Mound” by Peter Levi
  • Essential Saltes: Lovecraft’s Witchcraft by John Salonia
  • H.P. Lovecraft’s Weird Body by Alison Sperling
  • Queer Geometry and Higher Dimensions: Mathematics in the Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft by Daniel M. Look
  • Postcards to Jonathan E. Hoag by H.P. Lovecraft
  • The Mouse in the Walls: Disney, Lovecraft, and Gravity Falls by Tom Miller
  • Lovecraft Quoted in Support of David V. Bush by Kenneth W. Faig, Jr.
  • Pieces of Reality: Lovecraft’s Innovative Depiction of Music and Relativity by Tristan Zaba
  • Fragments from the Lost Letters of H.P. Lovecraft to Robert E. Howard by Bobby Derie
  • Pop Cultural Assimilation of the Lovecraftian Worldview through the Lens of Rick and Morty by Duncan Norris
  • Reviews
    • Fungi from Yuggoth: An Annotated Edition by H.P. Lovecraft, edited by David E. Schultz, illustrated by Jason C. Eckhardt, reviewed by Steven J. Mariconda
    • H.P. Lovecraft: The Mysterious Man Behind the Darkness by Charlotte Montague, reviewed by Darrell Schweitzer
    • The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle, reviewed by S.T. Joshi
  • Index to The Lovecraft Annual 1–10

Issue no. 11 (2017)

  • Personal Tragedy in “The Thing on the Doorstep” by W. H. Pugmire
  • Lovecraft’s Greek Tragedy by Duncan Norris
  • On Lovecraft’s Lifelong Relationship with Wonder by Jan B. W. Pedersen
  • Some Philological Observations on “The Horror at Red Hook” by Armen Alexanyan
  • New York, Culture Shock, and a Glimpse of the Future in “He” by Cecelia Drewer
  • H. P. Lovecraft in “The Sideshow” edited by S. T. Joshi
  • Lovecraft and the Argosy by David E. Schultz
  • Aristeas and Lovecraft by Claudio Foti
  • “All Things Are Noble Which Serve the German State”: Nationalism in Lovecraft’s “The Temple” by Géza A. G. Reilly
  • H. P. Lovecraft’s Determinism and Atomism: Evidence in R. H. Barlow’s “The Summons” by Marcos Legaria
  • Lovecraft and Arrival: The Quiet Apocalypse by Duncan Norris
  • Letters to the Coryciani by H. P. Lovecraft
  • Sinister Showmen and H. P. Lovecraft by Gavin Callaghan
  • How to Read Lovecraft: A Column by Steven J. Mariconda
  • Reviews
    • Lovecraftian Voyages by Kenneth W. Faig, Jr., reviewed by S.T. Joshi
    • In the Mountains of Madness: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of H. P. Lovecraft by W. Scott Poole, reviewed by Darrell Schweitzer
    • Letters to C. L. Moore and Others by H. P. Lovecraft, reviewed by Stefan Dziemianowicz
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