Van Leavenworth is a PhD Candidate at the English section of the Department
of Language Studies at Umeå University in Sweden. His dissertation will
investigate individual interactive fiction works in the Gothic mode.
Van Leavenworth, in his response to Hite, delves more deeply into Cthulhu’s literariness, in particular the “large adventure book ‘footprint’ ” of the series. He contends that the Lovecraft mythos provides a framework for the generation of narratives that - unlike many RPG stories - hold up beyond the game-play session.