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Call for Papers    

 


 

Edgar Allan Poe
Poe Studies Association at the American Literature Association Conference
May 26-29, 2005
Deadline: November 4, 2004

Submissions are invited for two sessions sponsored by the Poe Studies Association at the American Literature Association Conference, May 26-29, 2005, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. For information on the conference, visit http://www.americanliterature.org/. Papers accepted for presentation will be considered for publication in THE EDGAR ALLAN POE REVIEW.

Session I: Problems and Solutions in Teaching Poe. Papers may address but need not be limited to problems in teaching particular texts, strategies for defusing students' preconceptions of Poe (as, for example, an opium addict), challenges in framing him with his contemporaries, etc.

Session II: Out-Sourcing Poe, Making Poe Connections. Papers will consider Poe in context. Papers may address but need not be limited to Poe as influence, Poe and his contemporaries, Poe and transatlantic Romanticism, Poe and travel literature, Poe and Southern literature, Poe and the gothic, Poe in translation, Poe and popular culture (film, fiction, music), Poe and race.

Please send inquiries and abstracts (250-500 words plus brief cv) via e-mail--no attachments, please--by November 4, 2004, to:

Noelle Baker ( bakern@uwosh.edu )
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
2408 Woodland Terrace
Neenah, WI 54956

and

Mary De Jong ( mld4@psu.edu )
Penn State Altoona
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601-3760