Poe and Reputation, American Literature Association Conference San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010
The Poe Studies Association at the American Literature Association Conference San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010 is sponsoring two panels.
Panel 1: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 15, 2010.