Of Haunted Houses and Dark Nights of the Soul: Edgar Allan Poe in American Film

deadline for submissions: 
June 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Kareem Tayyar
contact email: 

Fifth International Edgar Allan Poe Conference

Omni Parker House Hotel, Boston

April 8-11, 2021

 

Of Haunted Houses and Dark Nights of the Soul: Edgar Allan Poe in American Film

 

From the Universal-produced monster movies of the 1930s and 1940s—which included Bela Lugosi starring in 1935’s The Raven—to the eight-picture, Roger Corman-Vincent Price cycle of low-budget Poe adaptations in the 1960s, Poe’s work has, both directly and indirectly, continued to inspire some of the most thought-provoking and entertaining horror films of the 20th and 21st centuries. This panel seeks papers which deal with movies directly based on Poe’s original work and on those true to the spirit of Poe’s aesthetics, imagery, and artistic ideology. 

 

Keywords: Poe; Cinema; Horror; Thrillers; Gothic; Camp; Ghosts

Please send abstracts to Dr. Kareem Tayyar, Golden West College, at the following email: 

ptayyar@gwc.cccd.edu