25th Anniversary Issue of ‘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: Twenty-Five Years Young! • essay by Mark Hall [as by Mark E. Hall]
- 5 • Editorial: Reflections • essay by Rusty Burke
- 7 • Editorial: On Editing Robert E. Howard • essay by Chris Gruber
- 9 • Editorial: My Robert E. Howard PhD Adventure • essay by Patrick R. Burger
- 23 • On the Precipice of Fascism: The Mythic and the Political in the Work of Robert E. Howard and Ernst Jünger • essay by Patrick R. Burger
- 44 • The Influence of Joseph A. Altsheler’s “Apache Gold” on Howard’s “The Haunted Mountain” • essay by Robert M. McIlvaine [as by Robert McIlvaine]
- 51 • Literary Gothicism in Robert E. Howard’s “Red Nails” • essay by Matthew Cirilli
- 70 • Berserker Synecdoche: Howard’s Aesthetic of Violence • essay by Philip Emery
- 85 • The Outsider Scholar: Robert E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft, and Scholarly Identity • essay by Karen Kohoutek
- 118 • Disintegrating Verse: The Poetry of the Shadow Modernists and the Ephemerality of the Ordinary • essay by Jason Ray Carney
Editors: Scott Connors, Mark Finn, Charles Gramlich, Mark Hall, Jeffrey Kahan, Gene Melton II, Jeffrey Shanks
An e-book edition was also published.