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Elina Absalyamova is Associate Professor at Paris 13 (Nord) University. She is the author of a thesis on Paul Verlaine’s literary criticism (Moscow State University/Paris-IV Sorbonne) and a number of papers and essays in French, English, German, and Russian on reception and adaptation, in particular on Poe’s reception by the French poets, on literary texts adapted to comics and graphic novels, and on Verlaine songs in Russia.

Heyward Ehrlich is Professor Emeritus of the Department of English at Rutgers–Newark. He contributes the “Poe in Cyberspace” columns to the Edgar Allan Poe Review and maintains an archive at His “Electrifying Poe: Research and Teaching on the Internet” appeared in Poe Writing/Writing Poe. He is also vice president and webmaster of the James Joyce Society.

Ben Fisher, Emeritus Professor of English, University of Mississippi, has long been associated with Poe studies. Past President of the PSA, Chairman of the Speakers Series at the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore, he has authored or edited seven books, and more than fifty book chapters, notes, and articles on Poe.

Bob Hodges is a Ph.D. student and instructor at the University of Washington. His areas of focus include nineteenth-century American literature and critical theory. He has presented over a dozen papers at academic conferences in the United States and Canada.

Paul C. Jones is Professor of English at Ohio University and the author of Unwelcome Voices: Subversive Fiction in the Antebellum South (2005) and Against the Gallows: Antebellum American Writers and the Movement to Abolish Capital Punishment (2011). His most recent articles have appeared in the Nathaniel Hawthorne Review and J19. [End Page 130]

Jerome Mcgann is the John Stewart Bryan University Professor, University of Virginia. A New Republic of Letters: Memory and Scholarship in an Age of Digital Reproduction (2014) was just published by Harvard University Press. Later this year Harvard will also publish his new book on Poe, Alien Angel: The Significance of the Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe, from which this essay has been drawn.

Gabriel Mckee is the author of The Gospel According to Science Fiction, the blog SF Gospel, and Pink Beams of Light from the God in the Gutter: The Science-Fictional Religion of Philip K. Dick. He is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and works as a librarian specializing in rare books and ephemera.

Travis Montgomery is an Assistant Professor of English at Fort Hays State University, and his scholarly work has appeared in Gothic Studies, the Southern Literary Review, and American Literary Realism.

Philip Edward Phillips is Professor of English and Associate Dean of the University Honors College at Middle Tennessee State University. His work on Poe has appeared in Deciphering Poe: Subtexts, Contexts, Subversive Meanings (2013), Edgar Allan Poe in Context (2013), Approaches to Teaching Poe’s Prose and Poetry (2008), the Edgar Allan Poe Review, Poe Studies, and Renewing Minds. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston and president of the Poe Studies Association.

Stephen Rachman is Associate Chair for Graduate Studies in the Department of English, Director of the American Studies Program, and Codirector of the Digital Humanities Literary Cognition Laboratory at Michigan State University. He is the editor of The Hasheesh Eater by Fitz-Hugh Ludlow (Rutgers University Press). He is a coauthor of the award-winning Cholera, Chloroform, and the Science of Medicine: A Life of John Snow (Oxford University Press) and the coeditor of The American Face of Edgar Allan Poe (Johns Hopkins University Press). He has written numerous articles on Poe, literature and medicine, cities, popular culture, and an award-winning website on Sunday school books for the Library of Congress American Memory Project. He is a past president of the Poe Studies Association and is currently completing a study of Poe titled The Jingle Man: Edgar Allan Poe and the Problems of Culture.

Ernest René Van Slooten is a retired chemical technologist and independent Dutch Poe scholar. He has published numerous articles about Poe’s “Eureka,” as well as its first Dutch translation (2003). He presented papers on “Eureka” and [End Page 131] its influence in Europe...


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