Tuesday, November 16, 2010

John Cusack as Poe

The shoes are not period, but...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe and His Cottage

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
An American Landmark

The Bronx County Historical Society honors this iconic writer because Poe was a Bronxite, spending his last years (1846-1849) living in a small cottage in the village of Fordham. His home still exists. The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, built in 1812, is open to the public as a historic house museum, providing an intimate portrait of the man and the legend. It is owned by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and operated as a museum by The Bronx County Historical Society since 1975. It is also a member of the Historic House Trust of New York City.

This is an exciting time in the history of the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage. The historic landmark is undergoing restoration, with the project breathing new life into it to assure its future. The Poe Park Visitor Center, currently under construction, will provide a program/exhibition space for year-round programming to help interpret Edgar Allan Poe and his Cottage to visitors from New York, the nation, and the world.

With these capital projects, we now look to the financial and programmatic future of this important house museum. The Society is hosting a fundraising event at the National Arts Club on Friday, December 10, 2010 in support of the Poe Cottage endowment. The benefit will be an evening of merriment, with a wine and cheese reception, a silent auction, and the world premiere of a song cycle by noted composer, Russell Currie, adapted from Poe’s poetry written in Poe Cottage.

The Society is proud of its four-decade association with the history and heritage of Poe and his Cottage. Now is the time to plan for its future as an important New York City cultural institution, with its roots deeply in the history of this city and nation. We hope you will consider joining us in this campaign. As a lover of Poe and a supporter of this great City, your participation can truly make a difference.
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe and His Cottage
December 10, 2010 - 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
National Arts Club - 15 Gramercy Park South
New York, New York 10003
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Thursday, July 1, 2010

The George Lippard Society!

For all who are interested, the "Philly Poe Guy" Ed Pettit has created The George Lippard Society... more information can be found on his website here.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Poe Guy finding his identity today at 12 West Bank St.

Special thanks to Dr. Hal Poe for submitting this article to share!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Paperback Book Swap

Do you know about this site? You do now!

Paperback Book Swap is an online marketplace for your old books... clear out some much needed bookshelf real estate and fill with fresh tombs--for free!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

San Francisco Bookstores

For all of the PSA folks coming to San Francisco, here are a few bookshops you might want to check out:
City Lights Bookstore and Publishers
A San Francisco Institution...  http://www.citylights.com/
Russian Hill Bookstore--lots of rare and used books. A good neighborhood to grab dinner too(a personal favorite)... http://www.russianhillbookstore.com/
Booksinc. an independent chain (is that an oxymoron?)
Another favorite space-- Mechanic Institute Library-- it's an old private library/chess club in the SF financial district that most locals don't even know about. If you ask to tour they will let you see it.

If you want to venture beyond the SF tourist route, hit the Mission for great tacos and books...http://www.dogearedbooks.com/dogeared/index.php

Questions? Email me at cpopper@gmail.com


ALA Panels!

Session 18-H  Poe and Reputation Saturday 5/29 12:30-1:50 (Pacific G)   Organized by the Poe Studies Association   Chair: John Gruesser, Kean University  
1. "Death by Criticism, Life by Poison: How Poe Built his Reputation on Keats," Sara Crosby, Ohio State University at Marion
2. "The Jingle-Man: Poe, Emerson, Howells, and Reputation," Stephen Rachman, Michigan State University                                                                                                                                        
3. "Poe and the Charleston Renaissance," Scott Peeples, College of Charleston                         
4. "Premature Burials: Poe’s Cryptic Shifts in Reputation," Robert Tally, Texas State University   Session 19-M  Business Meeting: Poe Studies Association Saturday 5/29 2:00-3:20 (Pacific C)                                                                  

Session 21-A  Teaching Poe in the Digital Age Saturday 5/29 5:00-6:20 (Pacific F)   Organized by the Poe Studies Association   Chair: John Guesser, Kean University  
1.“D’oh!: Using The Simpsons to Enhance Student Engagement and Understanding of Poe’s Technological Satires,”  Shana Kraynak, Indiana University of Pennsylvania                                   
2. “Teaching Poe's Anti-Technocratic Perspective,” Nathaniel Williams, University of Kansas         
3. “So You Think You Know Poe: Using Technology to Reexperience Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Terror,” Jamil Mustafa, Lewis University                                                                                           
4.“The ‘Effect’ of Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Raven’ Using Vincent Price and The Simpsons in a Hybrid Course,” Gabriela Serrano, Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX.   

Monday, March 22, 2010

UPCOMING EVENT! Doppelganger Poe April 10th!

The Philadelphia Poe House has an upcoming performance entitled "Doppelganger Poe" on April 10th. If anyone plans on attending, please let us know how it goes!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

PSA at ACLA in New Orleans!

Are you going? Check out the "Cosmopolitan Poe" panel!  http://www.acla.org/acla2010/

Learn more about the American Comparative Literature Association here.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Meeting Walt Whitman

An interesting moment that hasn't been talked about much, anyone with information or resources on the meeting between Poe and Walt Whitman is kindly encouraged to post!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

PSA CFP for ALA 2010!

The Poe Studies Association at the American Literature Association Conference San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010 is sponsoring two panels.

Poe and Reputation

Papers might address Poe’s efforts to promote and defend himself, his brushes with fame during his lifetime (e.g. “The Gold Bug” and “The Raven”), the attempts to damage and restore his good name after his death, his reception and reputation at home and abroad, and his elevation to the status of major writer and pop culture icon in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. 250 word abstracts and brief bios (three to four sentences) in MS Word to John Gruesser at jgruesse@kean.edu by Jan. 15,, 2010.

TEACHING POE in The Digital Age

Many classes make use of some internet component, whether it’s a totally online class or a hybrid, one that’s taught through Blackboard or in a Smart classroom. This panel invites abstracts on using the Internet to teach Poe. How can use of the internet in small or big ways increase student engagement with Poe? What practical materials can be shared to show how teaching and learning ABOUT Poe can be strengthened through the use of technology?

Please send brief bios and 250 word abstracts for papers on these or any topic related to teaching Poe to Susan Amper at susanamper@yahoo.com or susan.amper@bcc.cuny.edu by Jan. 15, 2010.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010: New American Literary Blog!

For those interested in all things in early American literature, check out the new American Literary Blog by PSA's Rob Velella! His fantastic work on his Poe calendar has become a real reference piece in the blogosphere, this blog is sure to deliver interesting and engaging posts!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Mark Your Calendars! Richard Kopley Talk January 16th!

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
532 North Seventh Street, Philadelphia
Press Release

Secrets of the Purloined Letter

For Poe’s 201st birthday, delve into “The Purloined Letter”, which Poe himself
regarded as his best tale of “ratiocination” (detective story). Join the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site for a talk by renowned Poe scholar Richard Kopley.

Richard Kopley is Professor of English at Penn State, DuBois. He is the author of The Threads of The Scarlet Letter, editor of Poe’s Pym: Critical Explorations, and, most recently, Poe and the Dupin Mysteries. Kopley is the former president and an honorary member of the Poe Studies Association.

Saturday, January 16th, 2pm
German Society Library
7th and Spring Garden Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19123

For more information call (215) 597-8780

Flyer is attached here.