‘The Dark Man: Journal of Robert E. Howard and Pulp Studies’ is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the academic study of Robert E. Howard’s literary legacy as well as the literary historical and print culture contexts associated with it. The journal seeks to publish full-length articles, brief critical notes and commentaries, bibliographies, reviews of books, and other scholarship that treats Howard’s life, time, literary work, and associated topics such as Weird Tales, H.P. Lovecraft, and the concept of a transhistorical pulp fiction aesthetic.
- 4 • Editorial (The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E. Howard and Pulp Studies, June 2019) • essay by Jason Ray Carney
- 6 • By This Pen I Rule: Robert E. Howard as Gatekeeper in the Development of Weird Fiction • essay by Nicole Emmelhainz [as by Nicole Emmelhainz-Carney]
- 20 • Face of Kane: Exploring the Identity of Rober E. Howard’s Puritan Swordsman • essay by Dierk Günther?
- 38 • Texas Fists and Foreign Ports: Working Class White American Masculinity in Robert E. Howard’s “Sailor Steve Costigan” • essay by Jonathan Helland
- 59 • No Refuge in Idealism: Illusion Meets Reality in “Xuthal of the Dusk” • essay by Karen Joan Kohoutek
- 73 • Heredity and Madness in H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Rats in the Walls” • essay by Julianna Gonzalez
- 80 • Empowerment of Women in Robert E. Howard’s Conan Stories • essay by Jamie Madden
- 87 • Review: Ghosts: A Haunted History by Lisa Morton • review by Jason Ray Carney
- 97 • Review of the Album “Winter’s Gate” by Insomnium • essay by Luke E. Dodd
Editors: Jason Ray Carney and Nichole Emmelhainz-Carney
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