Edgar Allan Poe the Focus of Essay by Rachel McCoppin

McCoppin_ Rachel.jpgOften the celebration of Halloween conjures up tales of suspense and for many the spooky stories of the famous author Edgar Allan Poe. A book published recently on Poe includes an essay by Associate Professor Rachel McCoppin, Ph.D., who teaches in the Liberal Arts and Education Department at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

The book entitled Adapting Poe: Re-Imaginings in Popular Culture published by Palgrave Macmillan includes the essay "Horrific Obsessions: Poe's Legacy of the Unreliable Narrator" authored by McCoppin.

"My article focuses on Poe's narrators in some of his most famous stories, like "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Black Cat" and connects them to leading characters in the popular films, Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and M. Night Shyamalan's Sixth Sense, to show how failing to know oneself may lead, given the right circumstances, to terror."

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