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(updated September 15, 2009)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Registration    2:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m., U.S.S. New Jersey Foyer

Richmond Poe Museum Gift Shop, Robin’s Books, and Womack T-shirts
2:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m., U.S.S. New Jersey in the Hyatt

Opening Reception     6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.  The Pennsylvania Academy of the                                    Fine Arts Historic Landmark Building, 128 N. Broad St.

                                   Sponsored by the PSA with generous contributions from the                                    Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia and                                    the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

                                   Tickets will be included in registration packets.  If you arrive                                    after registration at the Hyatt is over at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday,                                    you may simply give your name to the receptionists at PAFA                                    when you arrive up until 8:00 p.m.

7:45 p.m.         Welcome

8:00 p.m.         Gerald Elias’ “The Raven:  A Monodrama”
                        The Gerald Elias Trio
                                    Stina Eberhardt, Mezzo-soprano
                                    Gerald Elias, Viola
                                    Ruby Chou, Piano                  
8:30 p.m.         Bedrich Smetana’s Piano Trio in G minor, First movement (Moderato                          assai), The Mount Vernon Trio
                                    Mika Sasaki, piano
                                    Alicia Cantalupo, violin
                                    Kathryn Brunhaver, cello
Bus transportation provided.  Pick-ups at the main entrance of the Hyatt beginning at 6:00 p.m. with last pick-up at 7:30 p.m.; busses depart from main entrance of PAFA with last pick-up at 9:45 p.m. returning to the Hyatt main entrance.   

Friday, October 9, 2009

Registration    8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., U.S.S. New Jersey Foyer

Richmond Poe Museum Gift Shop, Robin’s Books, and Womack T-shirt sales
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., the U.S.S. New Jersey in the Hyatt

United States Post Office’s Poe Commemorative Stamp Display and Sales
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  U.S.S. New Jersey Foyer

8:30 a.m.-9:50 a.m.    Session A

Session 1A:  In the American Grain  (Riverview A)
Chair:  Marcy Dinius, University of Delaware
1.  Frank Pisano, Independent Scholar, “Confession to the Premeditated Willful Murder of Nathaniel Hawthorne:  ‘William Wilson,’ Poe's Commentary on the Slaying of His    Creative Kinsman”
2.  Peter Rawlings, University of the West of England, “‘Technique as Discovery’: The Poetics of Edgar Allan Poe and Henry James’ ‘The Art of Fiction’”
3. Shoko Itoh, Emeritus, Hiroshima University, “Gothic Windows of Poe and Faulkner in Absalom, Absalom! and ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ and Others”
Session 2A:  Powerful Women  (Riverview B)
Chair:  Donna DiMassa, Lauralton Hall
1.  Randall Clack, Wesley College, “Into the ‘Terrortory’”  
2.  Amy Branam, Frostburg State University, “Mother Goddess Manifestations in Poe”
3.  Katherine Kim, Boston College, “‘Who Knoweth the Mysteries of the Will, With Its       Vigor?’:  Perfection, Obsession, and Incest in Poe's ‘Ligeia’”

Session 3A:  Philosophy and Aesthetics  (Riverview C)
Chair: S. J. Chambers, Independent Scholar
1.  Bill Engel, University of the South, “Memory and Pattern:  Poe’s Debt to Baroque Aesthetics”
2.  Russell Sbriglia, University of Rochester, “‘An Appeal to One's Own Heart’:  Poe,         Perversity, Affect”
3.  Harry L. Poe, Union University, “Imagination and Poe’s Theory of Knowledge”

9:50 a.m.-10:20 a.m.  Coffee Break  Riverview Foyer

10:20 a.m.-11:50 a.m.         Session B

Session 1B:  Fixations (Riverview A)
Chair: Stephen Rachman, Michigan State University
1.  Jody Spedaliere, California University of Pennsylvania, “The Imperfect in the
Perfect/The Fragility of Purity:  Female Characters in the Stories of Poe and Hawthorne”
2.  Anna Feuerstein, Michigan State University, “(Mis)Reading Monomania:  ‘Berenice,’ the Mad Narrator, and Poe’s Use of Monomania”
3.  J. Alexandra McGhee, University of Rochester, “‘Morbid Conditions’:  Poe and the        Sublimity of Disease”

Session 2B:  Pain, Trauma and Terror (Riverview B)
Chair: Scott Peeples, College of Charleston
1.  Christina Zwarg, Haverford College, “Traumatic Mimesis in Poe”
2.  Erin Mae Clark, Washington State University, “Telling the Tale of Trauma:  ‘The Tell-Tale          Heart’ and Nineteenth Century Discourses on Trauma and Disability”
3.  J. Gerald Kennedy, Louisiana State University, “Reading Poe in the Age of Terror”

Session 3B:  Poe in the Work of Others (Riverview C)
Chair:  Jeffrey Savoye, Baltimore Poe Society
1. Richard Kopley, Penn State DuBois, “Poe at Blithedale”
2. Alexander Hammond, Emeritus, Washington State University, “Scott’s Ivanhoe and Poe’s ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’:  Appropriating a Famous Source in the Marketplace”
3. Paul Juhasz, Tarleton State University, “The Indecipherable Hieroglyphic:  Poe’s Challenge to Emerson in ‘The Man of the Crowd’”

Noon-1:15 p.m.  Lunch on your own            

1:20 p.m.-2:40 p.m.       Session C

Session 1C:  Pym and Ideology (Riverview A)
Chair: Bill Engel, University of the South
1. John C. Havard, University of Rochester, “‘Trust to the shrewdness and common sense of the public’:  The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym as a Hoaxical Satire of Pro-Slavery Ideology” 
2.  Mark Dunphy, Lindsey Wilson College, “Cannibalistic Peristolic Poetics:  Poe’s Pym     Digests Chase’s Essex and the Mignonette’sCrew Digests Poe’s Pym”
3.  John Kofron, Indiana University, “Poe’s Polar Reversals”

Session 2C:  Questioning Identity (Riverview B)
Chair: Shawn Rosenheim, Williams College
1.  Dominic Mastroianni, Clemson University, “Poe’s Political Animals”
2.  Ugo Rubeo, Sapienza University of Rome, “‘A vast chain of apparent miracles’:  
The Game of Metamorphoses in Poe’s Fiction”
3.  Louis A. Renza, Dartmouth College, “Poe’s Mistaken Identity”

Session 3C:  Double Trouble (Riverview C)
Chair:  Scott Peeples, College of Charleston
1. Marcy Dinius, University of Delaware, ‘Poe’s and Malle’s William Wilsons: Film Adaptation as Doubling”
2. Lynn Langmade, University of California Davis, “The Wilson Duplex:  Corporatism and the Problem of Singleton Reading in Poe's ‘William Wilson,’ (or Why Can't You See     Twins?)”
3.  Leland S. Person, University of Cincinnati, “‘The Cask of Amontillado’ and the Art of    Sadistic Double Play”

2:50 p.m.-4:10 p.m.                Session D

Session 1D:  Hidden Contexts (Riverview A)
Chair:  John Reilly, Emeritus, College of the Holy Cross
1.  Jennifer McQuillan, Oakland Community College, “‘Hop-Frog’ and the Magazine
2. Srijani Ghosh, Michigan State University, “Uncovering the Unheimlich in the Works of Edgar Allan Poe”
3. Charity Givens, Liberty University, “Poe’s Poisoned Pen”

Session 2D:  Detecting, Defamation, and Disguise (Riverview B)
Chair:  Susan Elizabeth Sweeney, College of the Holy Cross
1.  Steven Fink, Ohio State University, “Who is Poe’s ‘Man of the Crowd’?”
2.  Satwik Dasgupta, Middle Tennessee State University, “Surveillance Camera Players and Discontent:  Anonymous Role-Playing in ‘The Man of the Crowd’”
3.  Cynthia Popper, Mills College, “Ego, Profit and Poe:  The Business of Defamation in Relation to William Wilson.”

Session 3D:  Right and Wrong (Riverview C)
Chair: Jeffrey Savoye, Baltimore Poe Society 

  1. Daniel Fineman, Occidental College, “Poe’s Typic Heres:  Perverse Poetic”
  2. Susan Amper, Bronx Community College/CUNY, “Designed for Deceit:  An Inventory of Devices in Poe’s Tales”
  3. Casey Pratt, Wingate University, “What is to be Done?:  Ethics and Pedagogy in Poe’s Perverse Tales”

4:15 p.m.-5:35 p.m.    Session E

Session 1E:  Queer Poe (Riverview A)
Chair:  Jonathan Hartmann, The University of New Haven
1.  Brian Neff, The Pennsylvania State University, “‘Covering me with its loathsome caresses’: Men, Masculinity, and Desire in Poe’s ‘The Black Cat’”
2.  Jan Vander Laenen, Independent Scholar, “Hypotheses on Poe’s Homosexuality”
3.  Zachary Lamm, University of Illinois at Chicago, “Queer (Dis)Location and Death in The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym
4.  David Greven, Connecticut College, “Poe/Queer Masculinity”

Session 2E:  Poe Connections  (Riverview B)
Chair:  Susan Amper, Bronx Community College CUNY
1.  Tom Cook, Wayne State College, “The ‘Least Likely Suspect’ from Poe to Agatha Christie”
2.  Wesley McMasters, Penn State DuBois, “Poe and McMichael:  A Friendship Lost”
3.  Christopher Thomas Lang, Lehigh University, “Poe and Rufus Dawes:  Critics, Editors, and Poets in Antebellum America”

Session 3E:  Poe’s Doubles I (Riverview C)
Chair, Meredith L. McGill, Rutgers University
1.  Eliza Richards, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, “Thomas Holly Chivers”
2.  Jordan Stein, University of Colorado, “Robert Montgomery Bird”
3.  Lara Cohen, Wayne State University, “Cornelius Matthews”

7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 
Performance of “Edgar:  The Life and Life’s Work of Edgar Allan Poe” with Ethan Angelica and Phill Greenland
The Ethical Society Building
1906 Rittenhouse Square

Tickets are provided in the registration packets or available at the door for registrants.  A limited number of tickets can be purchased at the door for $25.00.
Bus transportation provided for registrants.  Pick-ups in front of the Hyatt promptly at 6:00 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m.  Return to Hyatt from Ethical Society Building beginning at 8:30 p.m.   

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Registration    8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., U.S.S. New Jersey Foyer

Richmond Poe Museum Gift Shop, Robin’s Books, and Womack T-shirt sales
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., U.S.S. New Jersey in the Hyatt

Bus trips to the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site.  Pick-ups at 10:00 a.m. and 10:50 a.m.  Sign up at Registration Desk.  Limited to 80 people (40 people at each time slot).

8:30 a.m.-9:50 a.m.                Session F

Session 1F:  Poe and Comics (Riverview A)
Chair: Stephen Rachman, Michigan State University
1.  M. Thomas Inge, Randolph-Macon College, “Poe and Comics”
2.  Christopher Couch, University of Massachusetts Amherst, “Poe and the Creation and      Development of Batman”

Session 2F:  Death and Rebirth (Columbus A)
Chair:  Marcy Dinius, University of Delaware
1.  Sean Kelly, Wilkes University, “A Fearful Sympathy:  Poe’s Metaphysics of Dissolution in Eureka and ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’”
2.  Rouhollah Zarei, Yasouj University, “The Archetype of Rebirth in ‘Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether’”
3.  Adam Bradford, University of Iowa, “Inspiring Death:  ‘Annabel Lee,’ ‘The Raven,’ and the Communities of Nineteenth-Century Mourning”

Session 3F:  Asian Contexts (Riverview C)
Chair:  Susan Amper, Bronx Community College CUNY 
1.  Hoang Kim Oanh, Saigon University, “Edgar Allan Poe in Vietnam”
2.  Whitney Hao, University of California Riverside, “Poe Studies in Contemporary China”
3.  Diane Smith, Farmingdale State University, “Lu Xun and Poe:  Reading the Psyche”

Session 4F:  Humor (Washington A)
Chair:  John Reilly, Emeritus, College of the Holy Cross
1.  María Isabel Jimenez Gonzalez, University of Castilla La Mancha, “Humor, Wit and Satire in Edgar Allan Poe:  His Other Side”
2.  Kimberly Hunter, Eastern Illinois University, “Unlikely Dissent:  Edgar Allan Poe and ‘The Man That Was Used Up’”
3.  John Dern, Temple University, “‘One extreme induces another’:  Rhetorical Depth in Edgar Allan Poe's ‘Never bet the Devil Your Head’”

Session 5F:  Periodicals and Journalism (Washington B)
Chair:  Jeffrey Savoye, Baltimore Poe Society
1.  Bonnie Shannon McMullen, Independent Scholar, “’The fairest field’:  Poe, Landscape, and Blackwood’s Magazine
2.  Lope Lopez de Miguel, University of Pittsburgh, “Marginalia and the Figure of the Critic”
3.  Renata Philippov, Federal University of Sao Paulo, “A Chapter of Suggestions, Fifty Suggestions, Marginalia and Marginal Notes:  Fractals of Poe’s Thoughts?”

Session 6F:  Poe’s Body (Riverview B)
Chair: Susan Elizabeth Sweeney, College of the Holy Cross
1.  Lauren Curtright, University of Minnesota, “Moving Daguerreotypes and Myths of       Reproduction:  Poe’s Body”
2. Albert Donnay, University of Maryland Program in Toxicology, “The Tell Tale Hair of Edgar Allan Poe and His Wife Virginia:  What Heavy Metal Testing Tells Us About Their    Lives, Illnesses and Deaths”
3.  Michael Gessner, Central Arizona College, “Exhuming Poe, The Resurrected Corpse:  Notes on a Psychohistorical Afterlife”

10:00 a.m.-10:25 a.m.            Coffee Break  Riverview Foyer

10:30 a.m.-11:50 a.m.            Session G

Session 1G:  Antebellum Contexts (Washington A)
Chair:  Stephen Rachman, Michigan State University
1.  Paul C. Jones, Ohio University, “‘Terrible Engine of Horror and of Crime’:  Reading Poe’s Fiction in the Context of the 1840s Anti-Gallows Debates”
2.  Erin Fanizzi, Hofstra University, “Poe’s Textual Variants Regarding Phrenology in ‘The Black Cat’ and ‘The Imp of the Perverse’”
3.  Laura Saltz, Colby College, “Mesmerism and Photography:  Poe and the Science of Light”

Session 2G:  Poe and Pedagogy  (Riverview B)
Chair: Margarida Vale de Gato, University of Lisbon
1.  Liz Ann Báez Aguilar, San Antonio College, “Love and Relationships:  Using Poe to Help Students Connect to Their Own Understanding of Emotion and Themes in        Literature”
2.  Lesley Ginsberg, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, “Poe's ‘William Wilson’ and an Antebellum Culture of Pedagogy” 
3.  Hivren Demir-Atay, Binghamton University, “Poe in Turkey”

Session 3G:  The Dupin Tales (Washington B)
Chair:  Benjamin F. Fisher IV, University of Mississippi
1.  Lauren Neefe, SUNY Stonybrook, “Post Poetics: The Dupin Stories as Epistolary          Sequence”
2.  Daan Pan, California State University Pomona, “Reading the Poe-tic Koan:  The Purloined Letter and Poe’s Zen-esque Thinking”
3.  Rumi Takahashi, University of Tokyo, “C. Auguste Dupin and Minister D— as Duplicitous Doubles:  The Individual, Self-Destruction, and the Circulation of the Letters in ‘The Purloined Letter’”      

Session 4G:  Poe-IT-ry:  Poe and Information Technologies (Riverview A)
Chair:  Les Harrison, Virginia Commonwealth University
1.  Jennifer Smith, Virginia Commonwealth University, “How we Became Poe’s Human:    Controlling Bodies in the Work of Edgar Allan Poe”
2.  Heyward Ehrlich, Rutgers Newark, “Whither the Digital Poe Archive?”
3.  Les Harrison, Virginia Commonwealth University, ““Building Digital Poe: Toward a Digital, Extensible, and Contextual Poe Archive”

 Session 5G:  Poe and Rampo (Riverview C)
Chair: Takayuki Tatsumi, Keio University
1. Seth Jacobowitz, San Francisco State University, “From Grotesque and the Arabesque to Erotic Grotesque:  Literary Patterns in Poe and Rampo”
2.  Mark Silver, Middlebury College, “Poe's Landscape Reconfigured:  Cultural         Borrowing and Technological Fantasy in Edogawa Rampo's ‘Strange Tale of Panorama Island’”
3.  William O. Gardner, Swarthmore College, “Brush, Lens, and Screen:  Visionary Media in Edgar Allan Poe and Edogawa Rampo”

Session 6G:  Collecting Poe (Columbus A)
Chair:  Richard Kopley, Penn State DuBois
1.  Peter Fawn, Poe Collector, “A Life Collecting Poe—A Descent into the Maelstrom”

Noon-1:15 p.m.    Lunch on your own.

1:20 p.m.-2:40 p.m.        Session H

Session 1H:  European Poe (Riverview A)
Chair: Paul Jones, Ohio University
1. Bruce I. Weiner, St. Lawrence University, “Another French Face:  Maurice Rollinat and Poe”
2.  Margarida Vale de Gato, University of Lisbon, “‘Around Reason Feeling’:  An     Assessment of Poe’s Impact on Early Portuguese Modernism”
3.  René van Slooten, Independent Scholar, “The Dynamic Universe in Eureka:  Poe’s Influence in Europe”
Session 2H:  Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe (Columbus A)
Chair: Miriam N. Kotzin, Editor for Fiction, Poetry and the Visual Arts of Per Contra
1. Charles Cantalupo, The Pennsylvania State University, “New Poems:  Poe in Place”
2. Daniel Hoffman, Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania, “Ligeia?—Not Me!:  Three Women Authors Respond to Poe”

Session 3H:  Poe’s Cultural Correspondences (Riverview C)
Chair: Carole Shaffer-Koros, Kean University
1.  Robert Singer, CUNY Graduate Center, “Poe’s Insistent Heart:  D.W. Griffith’s The Avenging Conscience (1914) as Experimental Narrative”
2.  John Edward Martin, Louisiana Tech University, “Confessional Correspondences:   ‘Tamerlane’ and the Paternal Scapegoat”
3.  David Madden, Louisiana State University, “The Narrator as Protagonist in ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’”

Session 4H:  International Poe  (Washington A)
Chair:  Renata Philippov, Federal University of Sao Paulo
1.  Alexandra Urakova, Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Science, “Poe's ‘The Man of the Crowd’ vs. Gogol's ‘The Portrait’:  Two Models of Social   Representation”
2.  Dennis Perry, Brigham Young University, “Cosmic ‘Usher’:  Lovecraft Adapts his ‘God of Fiction’”
3.  Jeffrey G. Sexton, Penn State DuBois, “From Poe to Borges:  The Continuing Influence of Edgar Allan Poe on Detective Fiction”

Session 5H:  The Power(s) of Analysis (Washington B)
Chair:  Kent Ljungquist, Worcester Polytechnic University
1.  Paul Hurh, University of Arizona, “Resolution and Composition in Poe’s Analytical Method”
2.  Sandra Hughes, Western Kentucky University, “‘Cryptography Begins at Home’:  Using Poe to Decode Richard Powers’ The Gold Bug Variations”
3.  Henri Justin, Professeur honoraire des Universités, “No Kidding:  ‘The Gold Bug’ is True to its Title”

2:50 p.m.-4:10 p.m.                Session I

Session 1I:  Contemporary Responses (Riverview A)
Chair:  Jana Argersinger, Co-editor, Poe Studies/History, Theory, Interpretation
1.  Yuji Kato, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, “‘When We Were Orphans’:  Edgar A. Poe, Vladimir Nabokov, and the Directions in Contemporary Culture”
2.  Jonathan Hartmann, University of New Haven, “The Salon Context for Poe’s ‘How to   Write a Blackwood Article’”
3.  James Fox, SUNY Albany, “The Paled Mark:  On the Incorporation of Poe’s Tell-Tale Heart”

Session 2I:  Poe, Lippard and Place (Riverview B)
Chair: Shawn Rosenheim, Williams College
1.  Samuel Otter, University of California Berkeley, “Poe, Lippard, and Place”
2.  Ryan C. Cordell, University of Virginia, “‘Coming to an End for Certain’: Apocalyptic   Skepticism in Poe and Lippard”
3.  Donald J. McNutt, SUNY Potsdam, “‘Haunts About Town’:  Poe's Tales and Eastern State Penitentiary”

Session 3I:  Varieties of Detection (Riverview C)
Chair:  Susan Amper, Bronx Community College CUNY
1.  Melanie Kisthardt, Immaculata University, “‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’ and the
Anti-rational Detective”
2.  John Gruesser, Kean University, “Varieties of Detection in Key American Literary Texts, 1841-1861”
3.  Susan Elizabeth Sweeney, College of the Holy Cross, “In Camera:  Darkened       Chambers, Daguerreotypes, and Poe’s Discovery of Detective Fiction”

Session 4I:  Poe and Contemporary Fiction and Film (Washington A)
Chair: Maria Isabel Jimenez Gonzalez, University of Castilla La Mancha
1.  Marita Nadal, Zaragosa University, “From the Horrible to the Burlesque:  J. C. Oates’
Rewriting of Poe’s ‘The Black Cat’”
2.  Ted Billy, Saint Mary’s College, “From ‘Usher’ with Love:  The Poesque Purloined in
Stephen King's The Shining
3.  James Lindroth, Seton Hall University, “The Double and the Imp:  Boyle Channels Poe”

Session 5I:  Reading Poe on Salary:  Edgar Allan Poe & Mark Twain, Affinities and Influences (Washington B)
Chair: Dennis Eddings, Western Oregon University
1.  Benjamin Franklin Fisher IV, University of Mississippi, “The Poesque in Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
2.  Michael Kiskis, Elmira College, “Hadleyburg and ‘The Imp of the Perverse’:  Poe, Twain and the Insanity of Revenge”
3.  Warren Kelly, University of Mississippi, “The Purloined White Elephant”

4:15 p.m.-5:35 p.m.                Session J

Session 1J:  Real and Imaginary Women (Riverview A)
Chair: Paul Jones, Ohio University
1.  Maureen Anderson, University of South Carolina, “The Beauty Above:  Poe’s Beauty
Aesthetic in his Two Versions of ‘To Helen’”
2.  Catherine Kunce, University of Colorado Boulder, “‘Trac[ing] These Subtle Relations in Words & Things’:  How Poe Solved a 21st-Century Mystery”
3.  Patricia Cline Cohen, University of California Santa Barbara, “Marie Louise Shew”

Session 2J:  Poe and the Press (Washington A)
Chair: Dennis Perry, Brigham Young University
1.  Mark Canada, University of North Carolina Pembroke, “Truthful Hoaxes:  Poe, Literature, and the ‘dirty newspapers’”
2.  Timothy Towslee, Virginia Commonwealth University, “The Armchair Flâneur:  ‘The Mystery of Marie Rogêt,’ Crime Fiction, and the Penny Press”
3.  Daniela Fargione, Università degli Studi di Torino, “E. A. Poe and His Readers:  The Reception of Poe’s Journalistic Activity in America and in Italy”

Session 3J: International Poe II (Riverview C)
Chair: Richard Kopley, Penn State DuBois
1.  Elvira Osipova, St. Petersburg University, “Poe and Dostoyevsky”
2.  Isabel Oliveira Martins, New University of Lisbon, “‘What has occurred that has never occurred before’:  A Case Study of the First Portuguese Detective Story”
3.  Sonya Isaak, University of Heidelberg, “Cross-cultural genre expansion:  From Edgar Allan Poe’s Use of Hybrid Text to Baudelaire’s Conception of the Prose Poem”

Session 4J:  Poe’s Doubles II (Riverview B)
Chair:  Meredith L. McGill, Rutgers University
1.  Meredith L. McGill, Rutgers University, “Thomas Dunn English”
2.  Virginia Jackson, Tufts University, “Henry Wadsworth Longfellow”
3.  Gustavus Stadler, Haverford College, “N. P. Willis”

Session 5J: Philadelphia Gothic, A Roundtable Discussion (Washington B)
Moderator: Edward Pettit, La Salle University
1.  Neil K. Fitzgerald, Curator of the Philadelphia Gothic Exhibition, Library Company of    Philadelphia
2 .  Rob Velella, Independent Scholar and Park Ranger at the Longfellow National Historic Site

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.                Cash Bar         Riverview Foyer
7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.              Banquet          Riverview Ballroom
Keynote Speaker:  Dwight Thomas, Co-author of The Poe Log
“Poe and American Literary Independence”

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Registration:        8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.  U.S.S. New Jersey Foyer

Richmond Poe Museum Gift Shop, Robin’s Books, and Womack T-shirt sales
8:30 a.m.-noon, the U.S.S. New Jersey in the Hyatt

Walking Tour of Poe’s Philadelphia.  Meet in main lobby of the Hyatt at 10:30.  Tour led by National Park Ranger Steve Medeiros.    

8:50 a.m.-10:10 a.m.             Session K

Session 1K: Poe and Benjamin (In Japanese with English translation)  (Riverview A)
Chair:  Takayuki Tatsumi, Keio University
1.  Kiyoshi Kasai, Novelist, “The Crowd of Poe and Benjamin”

Respondent:  Kentarou Komori, Kinki University
Translator: Kathryn Hemmann, University of Pennsylvania

Session 2K:  Poe’s Bad Reputation (Riverview B)
Chair: Les Harrison, Virginia Commonwealth University
1.  Paul Lewis, Boston College, “From Emerson to Edmundson:  The Fall of the Case Against Poe”
2.  Rob Velella, National Park Service, “The War of the Words:  Poe's Longfellow War”
3.  Philip Phillips, Middle Tennessee State University, “Poe and Boston:  The 1845 Boston Lyceum Incident Reconsidered”

Session 3K:   Interdisciplinary Poe (Riverview C)
Chair:  Z. W. Wolkowski, Université de Paris 6 (UPMC)
1. Susan DiPronio, Philly Artist, “Poe-sers”
2. Odile Joguin, Emeritus, Stendhal University of Grenoble, "'Hop-Frog,' Poe's Esoteric Testament"
3 .  Alvin Holm, AIA Architects, “The Esoteric Poe:  Spiritual Content in the Structure of ‘To Helen,’ A Classical Architect’s Reading of the Poem”

Session 4K:  Conduct Unbecoming:  Poe and the Ethics of Authorship (Washington A)
Panel Chair: Tony McGowan, West Point
1.  Tony McGowan, West Point, “Poe’s Dissembling Cavalier Genius”
2.  Karah Rempe, West Point, “Poe’s ‘Gossiping Observations’ and the Ethics of Popular   Criticism”
3.  Dan Paliwoda, West Point, “Conduct Unbecoming:  Poe, Military Ethics, and       Selfhood”

Session 5K:  Reading Minds:  Psychology and Circulation in Poe's Fiction (Washington B)
Chair: Kelly Ross, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1.  Bruce Mills, Kalamazoo College, “On the Short Prose Tale:  Poe and the Psychology of the Single Effect”
2.  Eliza Richards, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Allegories of Circulation:  The Psychology of Print in Poe and Hawthorne”
3.  Sean McAlister, University of British Columbia, “Revolution of Thought: The Aesthetics of Interest in ‘Berenice’”
4.  Kelly Ross, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Thinking Like a Detective”

Session 6K: Pym and Other Texts (Columbus A)
Chair:  Z. W. Wolkowski, Université de Paris 6 (UPMC)
1.  Joseph Fruscione, Georgetown University, "Narrating the 'Blackness of Darkness':  Pym, Benito Cereno, and Perceptions of Otherness"
2. Jeffrey Weinstock, Central Michigan University, "Imagining the Poles, Re-imagining Pym:  Harriet Prescott Spofford's Rewriting of Poe in 'The Moonstone Mass'"
3. Marilyn Wilton, Eastern Arizona College, "Poe, Pym, and Pi:  Yann Martel's Tribute to
Edgar Allan Poe"

10:10 a.m.-10:40 a.m.         Coffee     Riverview Lobby

10:40 a.m.-Noon                  Session L

Session 1L:  Crime (Riverview A)
Chair: René van Slooten, Independent Scholar
1. Jeannine DeLombard, University of Toronto, “Poe in the Shadow of the Gallows:  Selfhood, Race, Law, and Print in Early America”
2. Hiroki Washizu, University of Tsukuba, “Optics of Green Spectacles”

Session 2L:  Poe’s Handwriting (Riverview B)
Chair:  Barbara Cantalupo, The Pennsylvania State University
1.  Jeffrey Savoye, Baltimore Poe Society, “Tracing Poe’s Signatures”
2.  Arlyn Imberman, Independent Scholar, “Edgar Allan Poe:  A Fresh Slant”

Session 3L:  International Poe III  (Riverview C)
Chair:  Emron Esplin, Kennesaw State University
1.  Ed Cutler, Brigham Young University, “Coincidence and the Literary Absolute:  Poe’s German Romantic Inheritance”
2. Jean-François Côté, Université du Québec à Montréal, “Poe and Baudelaire:  Aesthetics and the New Forms of Postmodern Cosmopolitanism”
3.  Emron Esplin, Kennesaw State University, “Renaming Poe in Spanish America”

Session 4L:  The Sublime  (Washington A)
Chair: Maria Isabel Jimenez Gonzalez, University of Castilla La Mancha
1.  Jonathan Cook, Notre Dame Academy, “Poe and the Apocalyptic Sublime:  ‘The Fall of the House of Usher.’”
2.  Stephanie Sommerfeld, Goettingen University,  “Romantic Irony, Deconstruction, and the Romantic Sublime”
3.  Sean Moreland, Nipissing University, “‘Torture[d] into aught of the Sublime’:  Poe’s Fall of the House of Burke, Usher and Kant”

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