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Nonreasoning Creatures

Paul Grimstad

in Experience and Experimental Writing: Literary Pragmatism from Emerson to the Jameses

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199874071
eISBN:
9780199345465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199874071.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes how Poe invented the analytic detective story, and links this to Charles Peirce’s notion of the abductive inference. It considers the relation of Poe and Peirce to artificial ... More


The Southern Origins of Bohemian New York: Edward Howland, Ada Clare, and Edgar Allan Poe

Edward Whitley

in Bohemian South: Creating Countercultures, from Poe to Punk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631677
eISBN:
9781469631691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631677.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The first Americans to identify as artistic bohemians gathered at a Manhattan beer cellar in the 1850s. They counted Walt Whitman as one of their number, and considered Edgar Allan Poe a bohemian ... More


A Plague upon Your House

Nicholas P. Money

in Carpet Monsters and Killer Spores: A Natural History of Toxic Mold

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172270
eISBN:
9780199790258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172270.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter considers other fungi that grow in buildings. Meruliporia incrassata has become a frequent problem in California, where its massive rootlike organs, called rhizomorphs, snake into homes ... More


Problematic Graves, Tourism, and the Wishes of Survivors

in Digging Up the Dead: A History of Notable American Reburials

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226423296
eISBN:
9780226423326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226423326.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Many significant exhumation episodes in America involved not only statesmen and warriors, founders and fallen heroes, but also legendary figures, especially in literature and the arts—for example, ... More


The Fall of the House of Musgrave

Andrew Glazzard

in The Case of Sherlock Holmes: Secrets and Lies in Conan Doyle's Detective Fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474431293
eISBN:
9781474453769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431293.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In Memories and Adventures, Conan Doyle recounted how his Edinburgh lecturer, Joseph Bell, provided the real-life model for Sherlock Holmes’s methods of reasoning: ‘It is no wonder that after the ... More


After the Fact: Spectral Evidence, Cultural Haunting, and Gothic Sensibility

Eamonn Carrabine

Michael Fiddler, Theo Kindynis, and Travis Linnemann (eds)

in Ghost Criminology: The Afterlife of Crime and Punishment

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781479885725
eISBN:
9781479870493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479885725.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most celebrated of the early American Gothic writers, haunting not only modern art but also continental philosophy. Lacan’s seminar on Poe’s short story “The Purloined ... More


Conclusion

Wendy Gonaver

in The Peculiar Institution and the Making of Modern Psychiatry, 1840-1880

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648446
eISBN:
9781469648460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648446.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

The conclusion opens with discussion of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Feather,” a satire of moral treatment. Poe was a distant cousin of Superintendent John M. Galt, and he ... More


Mid-Century Adaptations, or Albedo

Theodore Ziolkowski

in The Alchemist in Literature: From Dante to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198746836
eISBN:
9780191809187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746836.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Mythology and Folklore

The growing popularity of alchemy as a metaphor led to the adaptation of the alchemist in novels and plays by Hugo, Dumas, and Balzac, in all of which the alchemist’s noble ambition or lust for gold ... More


National Scandal

Karen L. Cox

in Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635033
eISBN:
9781469635057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635033.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the national media attention associated with this case. Because the case took place after the first pilgrimage of homes in Natchez, stark contrasts were made between the Old ... More


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