Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2016 Star R. Schneider
This thesis seeks to account for Edgar Allan Poe's reception as an "American" author. Historically, it took time for Poe to become recognized as an American author rather than as an author who happened to also be American. This thesis argues that one major reason for this problem is that the American influences of his work are largely coded, but that Poe nevertheless was writing for an American audience and that his work did develop in response to national influences.
Schneider, Star, "The Un-American American: Edgar Allan Poe and the Problem of National Genre" (2017). Scripps Senior Theses. 902.
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