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Poe’s Economy of Memory

Professor Engel just published an article on "Echoic Effects and Poe's Economy of Memory" in the international journal Connotations.

In Professor Engel's recent book, on Poe and Melville's debt to Renaissance and Baroque aesthetics, received a substantial review in the new issue of Poe Studies: History, Theory, Interpretation: "It is the route—through a nuanced introduction to the early modern emblematic tradition, the allusions to it in Melville and Poe, and the extended close reading of two short works as the primary evidence—that distinguishes Engel’s book and provides a unique outside perspective on what Melville and Poe look like as inheritors of and participants in a specific strand of the early modern tradition."