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PSU-LV Poe research

Barbara Cantalupo, professor of English at Penn State Lehigh Valley, mentored Dimitrios Tsokanos, a doctoral student from Spain, on his Poe thesis while he visited the Lehigh Valley campus as a scholar in residence last month.

Professor and student meeting in office

Doctoral candidate from Spain travels to Lehigh Valley to study under Poe expert

Dimitrios Tsokanos, a doctoral candidate from the University of Almeria, located in Almeria, Spain, has been a scholar in residence at Penn State Lehigh Valley working with Barbara Cantalupo, professor of English, on Tsokanos’s thesis on the Hellenic influences in Edgar Allan Poe’s work.
Dimitrios in front of Poe's house in Philadelphia

Doctoral student visiting Poe house

Dimitrios Tsokanos took the bus to Philadelphia at the end of September so he could tour Edgar Allan Poe’s home, an historic site part of the National Park Service, and walk the streets where Poe walked.

Portrait of Edgar Allen Poe

Penn State Poe scholars team up to chair international conference

Lehigh Valley professor Barbara Cantalupo and DuBois Professor Emeritus Richard Kopley are notable Edgar Allan Poe scholars, longtime colleagues and friends. Their most recent collaboration, the fourth International Edgar Allan Poe Conference, was more than two years in the making.
Barbara Cantalupo and Richard Kopley

LV Barbara Cantalupo and Richard Kopley Poe Conference

Barbara Cantalupo (left) and Richard Kopley at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan. The hotel is the site of the fourth International Edgar Allan Poe Conference, which the longtime colleagues and friends teamed up to chair.

Dr. Richard Kopley

LV Richard Kopley Poe Blvd

Richard Kopley stopped to take a photo on a road named for Poe during a visit to Paris, France.

Dr. Barbara Cantalupo

LV Barbara Cantalupo Poe Review

Penn State Lehigh Valley Associate Professor Barbara Cantalupo is the editor of the Edgar Allan Poe Review, a scholarly journal dedicated to the American author's life and work.