On Poe's Longer Works

deadline for submissions: 
March 15, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Poe Studies Association (session at MLA Convention)
contact email: 

Call for Papers

MLA 2024 in Philadelphia

On Poe’s Longer Works



Poe’s theory of effect suggests that literary works should be readable in one sitting, but he published several pieces that are not. Organized and sponsored by the Poe Studies Association, this panel for the 2024 Modern Language Association Convention in Philadelphia will examine Poe’s longer works, including Eureka, Pym, Rodman, and others. (For example, are “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” and “The Mystery of Marie Rogêt” really readable in one sitting? A very long one, perhaps.) We will consider proposals that offer new and engaging readings of any of these longer texts.


Send 250-word abstracts and 1-page CVs to emronesplin@gmail.com with the subject line “On Poe’s Longer Works” by March 15, 2023.


Depending on the number and quality of submissions, this session will either run as a 3-4 person panel or as a roundtable including several participants.