Adapting Poe: Re-Imaginings in Popular Culture

Hardcover | August 7, 2012

EditorDennis R. Perry, Carl H. SederholmbyDennis R. Perry

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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 Edgar Allan 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 re-evaluates Poe's influence not only on popular culture today, but also as a significant figure in its development. As a whole, this collection demonstrates Poe's pervasive and continuing relevance to the images and ideas of contemporary culture.

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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 Edgar Allan 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...

Dennis R. Perry is an associate professor of Literature and Film at Brigham Young University. He has published Hitchcock and Poe: The Legacy of Delight and Fear, and with Carl Sederholm, Poe, the 'House of Usher,' and the American Gothic. He has also published in The Walt Whitman Quarterly, Studies in Short Fiction, Nathaniel Hawthorn...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 8.83 × 5.73 × 0.84 inPublished:August 7, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230120865

ISBN - 13:9780230120860

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Poe and the 21st Century Adaptation Renaissance; Dennis R. Perry and Carl H. Sederholm

Edgar Allan Poe and the Undeath of the Author; Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Lusty Ape-men and Imperiled White Womanhood: Reading Race in the 1930s Poe Film Adaptation; Jessica Metzler

An 'Ambrosial Breath of Faery': Jean Epstein's La Chute de la Maison Usher and the Inverted Orphism of Poe's 'Poetic Principle'; Saviour Catania

Rethinking Fellini's Poe: Non-Places, Media Industries, and the Manic Celebrity; Kevin M. Flanagan

Evolutions in Torture: James Wan's Saw as Poe for the 21st Century; Sandra Hughes

A Poe within a Poe: Inception's Arabesque Play with 'Ligeia'; Dennis R. Perry

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

Horrific Obsessions: Poe's Legacy of the Unreliable and Self-Obsessed Narrator; Rachel McCoppin

The Pleasure of Losing One's Way: Adapting Poe's 'The Man of the Crowd'; Rebecca Johinke

'The Tell-Tale Head,' 'The Raven,' and 'Lisa's Rival': Poe meets the Simpsons; Peter Conolly-Smith

In the Best Possible Tastes - Rhetoric and Taste in AIP's Promotion of Roger Corman's Poe Cycle; Joan Ormrod

From the Earth to Poe to the Moon: The Science Fiction Narrative as Precursor to Technological Reality; Todd Robert Petersen and Kyle William Bishop

The Perfect Drug: Edgar Allan Poe as Rock Star; Tony Magistrale

That Vexing Power of Perverseness: Approaching Heavy Metal Adaptations of Poe; Carl H. Sederholm

Picturing Poe: Contemporary Cultural Implications of Nevermore; Michelle Kay Hansen

What Can 'The Tell-Tale Heart' Tell About Gender?; Mary J. Couzelis

Comic Book and Graphic Novel Adaptations of the Works of Edgar Allan Poe: A Chronology; M. Thomas Inge

The Purloining Critic, Adaptation, Criticism, and the Claim to Meaning; Jason Douglas
Quid Pro Quo, or Destination Unknown: Johnson, Derrida, and Lacan Reading Poe; Luiz Fernando Ferreira Sá and Geraldo Magela Cáffaro

 

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"Adapting Poe fills an important gap in the adaptation studies canon and offers a variety of suggestive topics for further research. This reviewer looks forward to finding out how Poe has been appropriated outside the United States for political purposes as a canonical author in American Literature. No one has looked at Poe on radio either in America or elsewhere or examined how he has been reinvented online on Facebook or Twitter. One hopes to find out more about these topics in the near future." - Journal of American Culture