- From the Editor
We were saddened to learn of the death of J. Lasley Dameron, one of the PSA’s founding members; Dr. Dameron’s obituary appears in this issue. The PSA Executive Committee has created a new award to honor Lasley’s many significant contributions to Poe studies, the J. Lasley Dameron Award for an exceptional collection of essays on Poe or for an excellent Poe bibliography in any given year. You may learn more about this award by reading the PSA president’s note in this issue.
We are happy to announce that the Edgar Allan Poe Review is now part of the Thomson Reuters’ Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), beginning with content published in 2015. For additional information on ESCI, please visit http://wokinfo.com/products_tools/multidisciplinary/esci/. As many of you know, all of the articles in the Poe Review are available on JSTOR and Project Muse; all back issues of the Poe Studies Association Newsletter are available on the PSA website.
As part of the Poe Review’s affiliation with The Pennsylvania State University Press, the PSA has garnered $1,266.26 as royalties earned in 2015; we anticipate future royalties in years to come. We continue to be pleased with the production quality of the journal and the professional guidance and copyediting provided by the press.
Recently the Edgar Allan Poe Spanish Association (EAPSA) has been founded. As Margarita Rigal Aragon notes, “Our group aims to encourage research work on the Bostonian and his works in Spain, give publicity to our activities, and bring together all the different types of approaches to these activities that we are currently developing in Iberian universities. The Association also seeks to establish solid connections with the various teams that analyze this author especially in the United States. Should you need further information on the EAPSA, here you will find the link with all the details about our group, its activities, members, and contact address: https://edgarallanpoespanishassociation.wordpress.com/.” [End Page v]
Poe’s work continues to provoke interest internationally as evidenced by the attendance at international conferences devoted to Poe in Japan, Spain, Romania, England, and elsewhere, and we are pleased to receive submissions to the Poe Review from Poe scholars both here and abroad. In this issue, for example, we have two essays by scholars from Spain, book reviews of Emron Esplin’s Borges’s Poe: The Influence and Reinvention of Edgar Allan Poe in Spanish America and Maria Filippakopoulou’s Transatlantic Poe: Eliot, Williams, and Huxley, Readers of the French Poe, both of which closely examine Poe’s influence abroad.
As further evidence of Poe’s international appeal, please note that the 2018 Poe and Hawthorne Conference will be held in Kyoto, Japan. The call for papers appears on the back cover of this issue. [End Page vi]