Deciphering Poe: Subtexts, Contexts, Subversive Meanings by Alexandra UrakovaDeciphering Poe: Subtexts, Contexts, Subversive Meanings by Alexandra Urakova

Deciphering Poe: Subtexts, Contexts, Subversive Meanings

EditorAlexandra Urakova

Paperback | August 24, 2015

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Deciphering Poe expands the contextual framework of Poe's work and explores the subversive nature of his art: its use of codes, secret writing, and ratiocination. The essays offer fresh perspectives Poe's debt to baroque tradition, his response to Catholicism, his tribute to philosophical idea of sublimity, his complex response to racial issues, and his controversial afterlife reception.
Alexandra Urakova works as a senior researcher at the Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences and she is associate professor at the Russian State University for the Humanities, Russia, Moscow. She is the author of The Poetics of the Body in the Short Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe (2009, in Russian).
Title:Deciphering Poe: Subtexts, Contexts, Subversive MeaningsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:170 pages, 9.03 × 6.05 × 0.53 inPublished:August 24, 2015Publisher:Lehigh University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1611461995

ISBN - 13:9781611461992

Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsList of illustrationsIntroductionChapter 1: Poe's Resonance with Francis Quarles: Emblems, Melancholy, and the Art of MemoryWilliam E. EngelChapter 2: "A Snare in Every Human Path": "Tamerlane" and the Paternal ScapegoatJohn Edward MartinChapter 3: Mother Goddess Manifestations in Poe's "Catholic Hymn" and "Morella"Amy BranamChapter 4: Poe's 1845 Boston Lyceum Appearance ReconsideredPhilip Edward PhillipsChapter 5: "Torture[d] into aught of the Sublime:" Poe's Fall of the House of Burke, Ussher and Kant.Sean MorelandChapter 6: Poe and PerversityDaniel FinemanChapter 7: From the Romantic to the Textual Sublime: Poesque Sublimities, Romantic Irony, and DeconstructionStephanie SommerfeldChapter 8: The Armchair FlâneurTim TowsleeChapter 9: No Kidding; "The Gold-Bug" is True to its TitleHenri JustinChapter 10: "Trust to the shrewdness and common sense of the public": The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym as a Hoaxical Satire of Racist EpistemologiesJohn C. HavardChapter 11: Moving Daguerreotypes and Myths of Reproduction: Poe's BodyLauren CurtrightIndexAbout the Contributors