Poe and the Writers and Artists of New England

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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Poe and the Writers and Artists of New England, a conference combining scholarly papers with readings and talks by writers and artists, October 29-31, 2009, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Proposals are invited for presentations on topics such as Poe's relationship to New England literary, fantasy, horror, science fiction and mystery and detective writers and works, works of art, music and poetry by New England writers, artists and composers, including classic, folk and rock music, Gothic literature and the Goth subculture, Poe's New England connections and experiences, his relationship to his contemporaries in New England, or New England literary, folkloristic or historical events and traditions that influenced his work. We also invite the participation of creative artists. Please send a 250-word abstract, or a brief note about your work as an artist, writer or composer to either or both of the committee chairs: N. C. Christopher Couch, nccouch@complit.umass.edu, or Steven C. Tracy, sctracy@afroam.umass.edu.