Wednesday, December 9, 2015
A conversation with scholar Rebecca Pekron on the life and work of Edgar Allan Poe.
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.