The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #103: Edgar Allan Poe

General Introduction
– Should we talk about the weather?
– Listener feedback
– The Purgatory Experiment

Poe Myths
– Marrying his cousin
– Drug addiction
– Alcoholism
– Death
– A self-portrait

Magazine Culture
– Literary centers
– A broad audience
– Self-fashioning through scandal
– Poe as mercenary
– Poe as editor

Poe’s Narrators
– “I’m not crazy”
– The unreliable narrator
– How much third-person?
– Found footage

Poe’s Poetry
– In love with their own sound
– Nathan reads “The Bells”
– Scanning Poe
– Is Poe being sarcastic?
– Proto-Dada

Poe Movies
– Why the cultural fascination?
– The Vincent Price series
– Cusack-as-Poe
The Following
– The other Raven

Bad Student Readings
– Moralism
– Autobiography
– Poe over Donne
– Does the emperor have clothes?
– Liking things for the wrong reason

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