Rebecca Pekron on Edgar Allan Poe

About Guest:

Dr. Rebecca Pekron recently received her doctorate from the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University.  
Her dissertation “Que reste-t-il? [What remains?]”  Poetic Approaches to Immortality:  Baudelaire and After explores the concept of immortality in the funerary poetry of the nineteenth century.  
Dr. Pekron graduated from Stanford in 2005 with a B.A. in Comparative Literature and an M.A. in French.  
She was a pensionnaire étrangère at the  ENS (École normale supérieure in Paris) from 2008-2009.  
She currently lives in San Francisco, where she is writing her first work of fiction, inspired by the great Edgar Allan Poe. 

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