Frogpondia: Edgar Allan Poe and Boston (NeMLA Mar 5-8 2020 Boston)

Derek McGrath's picture
September 30, 2019
Massachusetts, United States
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American History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Literature, Local History, Teaching and Learning

Edgar Allan Poe published his first volume of poetry with the pseudonym "A Bostonian." By the end of his life, he had dismissed the city of his birth as “Frogpondia” and its authors as chasing after transcendental fads. This session welcomes proposals that consider Poe’s relationship to and portrayals of Boston, as well as authors of the city.

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NeMLA's 51st Annual Convention in Boston (March 5 to 8, 2020) will feature an opening address by Maurice Lee, author of the award-winning Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in 19th-century American Literature. For more information, please visit

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