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Dr. Barbara Cantalupo
Associate Professor of English
Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo
M.A.H. State University of New York at Buffalo
M.S.W. State University of New York at Buffalo
A.B. University of Rochester

Phone: (610) 285-5105 Fax: (610) 285-5220
E-mail: Office: Room 137

Barbara Cantalupo is an energetic and vibrant member of the Penn State Lehigh Valley faculty. In her spare time she develops new courses, with a special interest in combining the study of literature and film as creative forces.

"I've always believed that reading well is one of the most important skills we can have, and I don't just mean reading books but reading life: people, politics, relationships, nature, emotions, etc. If I can help students hone this skill, then I will have begun to teach them what literature and the arts teach: to question and to change," says Cantalupo.

She holds her doctorate in English, a master's degree in photography and English and a masters of social work from SUNY at Buffalo, as well as a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Rochester. She has developed numerous courses at Lehigh Valley: Edgar Allan Poe: Works and Contexts, Literature and Film: Multicultural Perspectives, Americans in Paris, Literary London, and American Writers in Morocco.

In 1991 she was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship to participate in Dr. Nancy Miller's "Autobiographical Acts: Gender, Culture, Writing, Theory" at CUNY Graduate Center, New York City. A year earlier, she was selected as a Fulbright Teaching Fellow to Morocco.

Her recent publications include "Emma Wolf" in Jewish American Women Writers; "From the Thirties and the Eighties: The Disruptive Strategies of Olsen & Finley" in Journal of Contemporary Thought; "The Lynx in Poe's 'Silence'" in Poe Studies: Dark Romanticism; and "Poe's Novel Universe" in A Companion to Poe Studies. She has served as associate editor of Bestia and is currently editor of The Edgar Allen Poe Review.

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