Today Edgar Allan Poe is a well-known and highly regarded author. When, a hundred years ago (1909), a group of Poe acquaintances, fans and scholars got together at the University of Virginia to commemorate Poe's birth centenary, they had to do so in order to modify the persistent misstatements of his earlier biographers, and to correct the unsettled judgment of his literary rank. Now, in 2009, many Poe fans and scholars are gathering together once more to honour Poe on the second centenary of his birth. Different types of events (theatrical and musical performances, book auctions, etc.) and academic conferences have been celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic, acclaiming Poe's literary rank again. This volume brings together a wide range of scholars with varied critical approaches and succeeds in shedding new light on E. A. Poe on the occasion of his Bicentenary.
The book is organized into three principal sections; the first part focuses on the reception of Poe in Great Britain, France, and Spain; the second revisits some of Poe's main legacies, such as his stories of detection, the Gothic, and Science Fiction; and the third deals with the aesthetic quality of his narratives and also offers an analysis of his work integrating Text Linguistics within the broader study of social discourses.
The Editors: Beatriz Gonzalez Moreno is Associate Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain. Her main field of research is the analysis of the aesthetic categories in the Romantic period, focusing on the relevance of the sublime in relation to traditional beauty. On that subject, she has published a book, Lo sublime, lo gotico y lo romantico: la experiencia estetica en el romanticismo ingles, and articles on the issue of gender and the sublime, focusing on female characters which defy traditional aesthetics and categorization. Margarita Rigal Aragon is Associate Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain. Her main field of research is the American Renaissance, focusing on Edgar Allan Poe's works. On that subject, she has published a book, entitled Aspectos estructurales y tematicos recurrentes en la narrativa breve de Edgar Allan Poe as well as articles and chapters focusing on Poe's works, life and reception, the Victorian Age, and the detective genre.
Contents: Fernando Galvan: Poe versus Dickens: an Ambiguous Relationship - Sonya Isaak: Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Baudelaire: The Artist as the Elite Victim - Ricardo Marin-Ruiz: Two Romanticisms but the Same Feeling: The Presence of Poe in Gustavo Adolfo Becquer's Leyendas - Margarita Rigal-Aragon: The Thousand-and-Second Dupin of Edgar A. Poe - Beatriz Gonzalez-Moreno: Approaching the Dupin-Holmes (or Poe-Doyle) Controversy - Angel Mateos-Aparicio Martin-Albo: "The Horrors Are Not To Be Denied": The Influence of Edgar A. Poe on Ray Bradbury - Santiago Rodriguez Guerrero-Strachan: Poe's Poetry: Melancholy and the Picturesque - Eduardo de Gregorio-Godeo: Functions and Values of Description, Metaphorical Image and Comparison in "Ligeia": a Discursive-Rhetorical Study - Jose Antonio Gurpegui: John Allan versus Edgar Allan, or Poe's Early Years - Angel Galdon-Rodriguez: Chronology.
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