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Friday, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 8A, ACC

Poe Biography and Biographical Approaches to Poe

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Program arranged by the Poe Studies Association. Presiding: Paul Lewis, Boston Coll.

1. “Poe’s Brain,” Mark Canada, Indiana Univ., Kokomo

2. “It’s All in Your Head: Poe, Phrenology, and the Problem with Biographical Criticism,” Erin Pearson, Univ. of Rochester

3. “Edgar Allan Poe and His Literary Contemporaries: Interactions, Influences, and Inferences,” John Cullen Gruesser, Kean Univ.

Respondent: Richard Kopley, Penn State Univ., DuBois

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