The Author


I’m 28, an English Ph.D student at the University of Bamberg, and a busy traveller between desk work and teaching. My dissertation work…is on Lovecraft, my destroyer.

More specifically, it is on Providence and Apocalypse: I’m looking for the end, for time and history, for context, for Lovecraft’s place in American literature and culture, without drawing on the pulp context that is the most obvious choice. I don’t read his works as pulp. I also refuse to demean his difficult, elaborate prose style – the purpleness of it, which is not to say that I’m a fan of it. I nevertheless have come to the belief that Lovecraft is unconditionally a great writer, and no qualifications involved. And, oh yeah, I prove that in my dissertation.