Text: John E. Reilly, “Current Poe Studies,” Poe Studies, June 1974, Vol. VII, No. 1, 7:27-28


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Current Poe Studies


More than fifty persons attended the second annual meeting of the Poe Studies Association at the Palmer House in Chicago on 28 December 1973. The meeting opened with a business session in which the Association adopted a set of bylaws and elected a slate of officers. Those elected were Eric W. Carlson, University of Connecticut, President (two years); J. Lasley Dameron, Memphis State University, Vice President (one year); John E. Reilly, College of the Holy Cross, Secretary-Treasurer (three years); G. R. Thompson, Washington State University, member of the Executive Committee representing Poe Studies (two years); and James W. Gargano, Washington and Jefferson College, member of the Executive Committee (two years). The business session was followed by the reading of three papers by James W. Gargano, Patricia C. Smith, and Benjamin Franklin Fisher, IV.

The next meeting of the Poe Studies Association will be in New York in December of this year. Time, place, and program will be announced in the October number of the Association’s Newsletter. In the meantime, the Association has launched its drive for dues-paying memberships with the publication of the April Newsletter, where an application form is attached. Membership fee is $3.00 per calendar year. Those persons wishing to join are asked to make their checks payable to Poe Studies Association and to send them to Professor John E. Reilly, Department of English, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass. 01610.


Recently Published

The following items are either supplementary to the “Current Poe Bibliography” published in the December 1973 Poe Studies or have appeared in print since that bibliography went to press:

Cohen, Hennig. ‘A Comic Mode of the Romantic Imagination: Poe, Hawthorne, Melville,” The Comic Imagination in American Literature, ed. Louis D. Rubin, Jr. (New Brunswick: Rutgers Univ. Press, 1973).

Dameron, J. Lasley, and Irby B. Cauthen. Edgar Allan Poe: A Bibliography, 1827-1967 (Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press, 1974).

Fisher, Benjamin Franklin, IV. “Blackwood Articles a la Poe: How to Make a False Start Pay,” Revue des Langues Vivantes, 39 (1973), 418-432.

Forclaz, Roger. “Edgar Poe et les Animaux,” Revue des Langues Vivantes, 39 (1973), 483-496.

Grossman, Joan Delaney. Edgar Allan Poe in Russia: A Study in Legend and Literary Influence (Wurzburg: Jal-Verlag, 1973), 245 pages.

Kesterson, David B. Critics on Poe (Coral Gables, Fla.: Univ.of Miami Press, 1973). [This book surveys Poe criticism from its beginnings to the present, sampling critical reactions.]

Lovecraft, Howard Phillips. Supernatural Horror in Literature (New York: Dover Publications, 1973). [This is a reprint of the 1927 edition containing a brief chapter on Poe.]

Mabbott, Thomas Ollive. “The Books in the House of Usher,” Books at lowa, No. 19 (November 1973). [Reprints of this essay have been distributed through the cooperation of Friends [page 28:] of the University of Iowa Libraries and the Poe Studies Association.]

Mitchell, Edward Page. The Crystal Men: Stories by Edward Page Mitchell, ed. Sam Moskowitz (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday and Company, 1973). [Moskowitz’s introduction touches upon Poe’s contribution to the development of science fiction.]

Ostrom, John Ward. “Fourth Supplement to The Letters of Poe,” American Literature, 45 (January 1974), 513-536.

Edgar A. Poe. Number 7 in a series entitled Los Gigantes (Verona: Editorial Prensa Espanola, 1971) . [This is a volume of 136 pages containing illustrations in color, several intro~ ductory and explanatory essays, and a sampling in Spanish of Poe’s main poems and tales.]

Pollin, Burton R. “More Music to Poe,” Music and Letters, 54 (October 1973), 391-404. [This is an annotated listing of two hundred additions to M. G. Evans’ lists.]

————————. “Poe and Hemingway on Violence and Death,” The Mystery and Detection Annual (1973).

————————. “Poe as E. T. S. Grey,” Ball State Forum, 14 (Summer 1973), 44-46.

Simpson, Lewis P “Poe’s Vision of His Ideal Magazine,” reprinted in Simpson’s The Man of Letters in New England and the South: Essays on the History of the Literary Vocation in America (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1973).

Teunissen, John J., and Evelyn J. Hinz. “‘Quaint and curious’ Backgrounds for Poe’s ‘Raven,’” Southern Humanities Review, 7 (Fall 1973), 411-419.



Benton, Richard P. “G. R. Thompson’s New Reading of Poe,” American Transcendental Quarterly, No. 24 (Fall 1974 Supplement), pp. 1-3.

Fletcher, Richard H. The Stylistic Development of Edgar Allan Poe (The Hague: Mouton).

Hyneman, Ester F. Edgar Allan Poe: Annotated Bibliography of Criticism on Poe: 1827-1972 and His Contemporary Reputation ( Boston: G. K. Hall and Company) .

Pollin, Burton R. “Another Source of ‘The Bells’ by Poe,” The Mississippi Quarterly.

————————. “Poe and the Incubator,” American Notes and Queries.

————————. Poe as a Creator of Words. [Delivered as the Fifty-first Annual Lecture before the Poe Society of Baltimore in October 1973, this address will be printed under the co-sponsorship of the Poe Society of Baltimore, the Enoch Pratt Free Library, and the University of Baltimore.

————————. “Poe, Freeman Hunt, and Four Unrecorded Reviews of Poe’s Works,” Texas Studies in Literature and Language.

————————. “Poe’s Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym and the Contemporary Reviewers,” Studies in American Fiction (Spring 1974) .

————————. “Poe’s Use of the Name ‘De Vere’ in ‘Lenore,’” Names.

Vitanza, Victor J. “Edgar Allan Poe’s The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym: An Anatomy of Perverseness,” Etudes Anglaises.



Bickman, Martin. “Voyages of the Mind’s Return: The Dynamics of Individuation in the Writings of Poe, Whitman, and Dickinson” (Univ. of Pennsylvania), in progress.

D’Amato, Francis A. “The Moral Vision in the Works of Edgar Allan Poe” (Univ. of Connecticut, under the direction of Eric W. Carlson), completed.

Thomas, Dwight R. “Poe in Philadelphia,1838-1844”(Univ. of Pennsylvania), in progress.

John E. Reilly, College of the Holy Cross


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