Update: I submitted the abstract on HP Lovecraft and detective fiction to NecronomiCon Providence and was accepted for the Armitage Symposium! I'm glad to be presenting again. I'm also moderating a symposium panel. The schedule should be released soon.
Re: reading, I just finished Maurice Levy's Lovecraft: A Study in the Fantastic (transl. S.T. Joshi). It had a number of helpful passages, which was gratifying. You never know what you're getting with some Lovecraft researchers, other than the reliable ones.
I really need to read more on aesthetics, but I've got to draft this paper. Maybe after I finish the first draft.
Scrivener, here I come.