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How Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" Reflects His Horrifying Reality

Event Type: Event
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens
Date: 10/17/2019
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Description:
 October 2019 marks the 170th anniversary of Edgar Poe's death. This talk honors the master of the macabre by delving into one of his most famous tales - "The Fall of the House of Usher." We will discuss how the story is part of a German tradition while also engaging in popular culture issues of Poe's day. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Amy Armiento is a professor of English at Frostburg State University. Since 2011, she has served on the executive committee of the Poe Studies Association, an international organization that supports the scholarly and informal exchange of information on the life, works, times, and influence of Edgar Allan Poe. She now serves as the organization's president. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, hiking the C&O Canal Trail with her dogs and family, and tracing her genealogy.
Library: Frostburg Library
Location: Meeting Room
Contact: Lindsay Lindsay
Contact Number: 301-777-1200 ex.1009
Presenter: Dr. Amy Armiento