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Adapting Poe : re-imaginings in popular culture

edited by Dennis R. Perry and Carl H. Sederholm.
  • New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
  • vi, 285 pages ; 23 cm.
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  • "Adapting Poe collects new interdisciplinary essays by leading scholars that combine the latest work in adaptation theory with fresh discussions of Poe, his work, and popular culture. The book examines a range of genres and media into which Poe has been adapted, such as film, comic art, music, literary criticism, promotional campaigns, television, and internet videos. Each essay will help readers re-evaluate Poe's influence not only on popular culture today, but also as a significant figure in its development. The book also goes far to demonstrate Poe's pervasive and continuing relevance to the images and ideas of contemporary culture"--
  • 1. Introduction: Poe and the Twenty-First-Century Adaptation Renaissance / Carl H. Sederholm
  • 2. Edgar Allan Poe and the Undeath of the Author / Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
  • 3. Lusty Ape-men and Imperiled White Womanhood: Reading Race in a 1930s Poe Film Adaptation / Jessica Metzler
  • 4. "Ambrosial Breath of Faery": Jean Epstein's La Chute de la Maison Usher and the Inverted Orphism of Poe's "Poetic Principle" / Saviour Catania
  • 5. Rethinking Fellini's Poe: Nonplaces, Media Industries, and the Manic Celebrity / Kevin M. Flanagan
  • 6. Evolutions in Torture: James Wan's Saw as Poe for the Twenty-First Century / Sandra Hughes
  • 7. Poe within a Poe: Inception's Arabesque Play with "Ligeia" / Dennis R. Perry
  • 8. Identity Crisis and Personality Disorders in Edgar Allan Poe's "William Wilson" (1839), David Fincher's Fight Club (1999), and James Mangold's Identity (2003) / Alexandra Reuber
  • 9. Horrific Obsessions: Poe's Legacy of the Unreliable and Self-Obsessed Narrator / Rachel McCoppin
  • 10. Pleasure of Losing One's Way: Adapting Poe's "The Man of the Crowd" / Rebecca Johinke
  • 11. "The Telltale Head," "The Raven," and "Lisa's Rival": Poe Meets The Simpsons / Peter Conolly-Smith
  • 12. In the Best Possible Tastes: Rhetoric and Taste in AIP's Promotion of Roger Corman's Poe Cycle / Joan Ormrod
  • 13. From the Earth to Poe to the Moon: The Science-Fiction Narrative as Precursor to Technological Reality / Kyle William Bishop
  • 14. Perfect Drug: Edgar Allan Poe as Rock Star / Tony Magistrate
  • 15. That Vexing Power of Perverseness: Approaching Heavy Metal Adaptations of Poe / Carl H. Sederholm
  • 16. Picturing Poe: Contemporary Cultural Implications of Nevermore / Michelle Kay Hansen
  • 17. What Can "The Tell-Tale Heart" Tell about Gender? / Mary J. Couzelis
  • 18. Comic Book and Graphic Novel Adaptations of the Works of Edgar Allan Poe: A Chronology / M. Thomas Inge
  • 19. Purloining Critic: Adaptation, Criticism, and the Claim to Meaning / Jason Douglas
  • 20. Quid Pro Quo, or Destination Unknown: Johnson, Derrida, and Lacan Reading Poe / Geraldo Magela Caffaro.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Eisenhower copy: Purchased with funds from the Martha A. McCrory Endowment in Arts and Humanities; FY2013.
  • 9780230120860 (hardback)
  • 0230120865 (hardback)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2012002446
  • OCLC: 774489865