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"The Problem of Poe" at NYU April 9

March 24, 2008
N-354, 2007-08

A special lecture entitled “‘The Problem of Poe’: Edgar Allan Poe, Jacksonian Democracy, and the American Literary Tradition” by Duncan Faherty, assistant professor in the department of English at Queens College, will take place at New York University on Wednesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, the lecture will be held at NYU Law School’s Furman Hall, room 216, 245 Sullivan Street. A reception will follow, during which there will be a special memorial in remembrance of Adrienne Goldberg, first community director of the Poe Room at NYU, who died in early 2008. Additionally, a timeline created in honor of Poe’s life will be unveiled.

For further information or to make a reservation, call 212.998.2400 or email community.affairs@nyu.edu.

Faherty, a Poe scholar whose most recent work on the author has appeared in The Edgar Allan Poe Review, will discuss how Poe has consistently been seen to be both inside and outside of the American literary canon. While Poe has enjoyed an unrivaled afterlife in American popular culture, most traditional studies of American literature figure Poe as an anomaly in national literary history. Faherty will argue against this misconception and demonstrate the ways in which Poe was deeply engaged with his cultural circumstances.

This event is co-sponsored by NYU’s Office of Government and Community Affairs and Lois Rakoff, community director of the Poe Room.

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