Video: "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe

National Association of Scholars

“Not hear it? —yes, I hear it, and have heard it. Long —long —long —many minutes, many hours, many days, have I heard it —yet I dared not —oh, pity me, miserable wretch that I am! —I dared not —I dared not speak! We have put her living in the tomb!”

What makes The Fall of the House of Usher a great American story? Do Madeline and Roderick believe that the eponymous house is sentient, and does the house signify something further? Who influenced Poe's writings, and who did his writings influence?

This webinar features Jason Peters, Associate Professor of English at Hillsdale College; Barbara Cantalupo, Professor of English Emeritus at Pennsylvania State University, Editor of the Edgar Allan Poe Review, and Series Editor of Perspectives on Poe with Lehigh University Press/Roman & Littlefield; and Anthony Magistrale, Professor and former Chair of English at the University of Vermont.

The discussion is moderated by David Randall, Director of Research at the National Association of Scholars.

You can find a list of the speakers' books available for purchase here.

Image: Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

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