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Anthologizing Poe

Editions, Translations, and (Trans)National Canons
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This collection explores how anthologizers and editors of Edgar Allan Poe play an integral role in shaping our conceptions of Poe as the author we have come to recognize, revere, and critique today. In the spheres of literature and popular culture, Poe wields more global influence than any other U.S. author. This influence, however, cannot be attributed solely to the quality of Poe's texts or to his compellingly tragic biography. Rather, his continued prominence as a writer owes much to the ways that Poe has been interpreted, portrayed, and packaged by an extensive group of mediators ranging from anthologizers, editors, translators, and fellow writers to literary critics, filmmakers, musicians, and illustrators. In this volume, the work of presenting Poe's texts for public consumption becomes a fascinating object of study in its own right, one that highlights the powerful and often overlooked influence of those who have edited, anthologized, translated, and adapted the author's writing over the past 170 years.
Emron Esplin is associate professor of English at Brigham Young University, Margarida Vale de Gato is assistant professor of translation and U.S. literature at the University of Lisboa.
Acknowledgments Introduction: Types of Anthologies and Types of Poe Margarida Vale de Gato and Emron Esplin Part 1: Deciding Who Belongs and Where They Fit: (Proto)Anthologies of the 1840s 1. Anthology, Relational Aesthetics, and the (Dis)unity of Affect: Poe Collects People and Griswold Frames Poe Jana L. Argersinger 2. Poe as Anthologizer of Himself Harry Lee Poe 3. The "Flower-gemmed" Story: Gift Book Tradition and Poe's "Eleonora" Alexandra Urakova Part 2: Assembling Poe in English: Editors, Editions, and the College Anthology 4. Selecting for Posterity: Poe's Early Editors and the Battle for a Definitive Collection Jeffrey A. Savoye 5. The Scholars' Poe(s): Landmark Editions of the Twentieth Century Travis Montgomery 6. Poe Anthologies and Editions in Britain: 1852-1914 Bonnie Shannon McMullen 7. Repatriating Poe: Revising the Penguin Portable J. Gerald Kennedy 8. Textbook Poe: College American Literature Anthologies Scott Peeples Part 3: Setting Tones and Moods: Genre Anthologies and Audiobooks 9. Usher II: Poe, Anthologies, and the Rise of Science Fiction Stephen Rachman 10. Edgar Allan Poe and the Codifying and Anthologizing of Detective Fiction John Gruesser 11. "'I have spoken both of 'sound' and of 'voice''': An Analysis of Doug Bradley's Spinechillers Audio Anthology and the Works of Edgar Allan Poe Michelle Kay Hansen 12. Poe's Poetry Anthologized Philip Edward Phillips Part 4: Wor(l)ding Poe Abroad: Anthologizers, Editors, Illustrators, and Translators 13. Startling Restitutions, Significant Partialities: The French Come to the Rescue of Edgar Allan Poe Margarida Vale de Gato 14. Popular Poe Anthologies in the UK and France Christopher Rollason 15. Under the Spanish Eye: Illustrated Poe Editions in Spain Fernando Gonzalez-Moreno and Margarita Rigal-Aragon 16. A Century of Terror, Ratiocination, and the Supernatural: Poe's Fiction in Argentina from Carlos Olivera to Julio Cortazar Emron Esplin 17. Editing and Anthologizing Poe in Japan Takayuki Tatsumi Index About the Editors and Contributors
Exactly how anthologies, in all their different forms, can shape our perception of an author is a fascinating topic. Edgar Allan Poe-one of the world's most important and popular writers-is the ideal focus for such a study. This groundbreaking book promises to transform our understanding of how Poe is read, today as well as in the past, not only in the United States but throughout the world. -- Susan Elizabeth Sweeney, Monsignor Murray Professor in Arts and Humanities and past president of the Poe Studies Association This excellent and innovative study updates the appeal of Poe's work by researching translations and anthologies that bring his creativity to readers in many languages and cultures. -- Lois Vines, professor of French, distinguished professor of humanities, Ohio University
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