Teaching Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado”

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (EST) Enter Classroom Enter Forum


Eliza Richards
Professor of English and Comparative Literature
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
National Humanities Center Fellow

About the Seminar

If you have borne a thousand injuries as best you could and would like to avenge them through some close reading, join us in studying this popular Poe story, a Common Core exemplar text. We will probe its inmost recesses and along the way examine its context and the appeal of the Gothic. Grab a pipe of Amontillado, if you can find it; otherwise a bottle of Medoc will do. Take this flambeau, follow us, and watch out for the nitre. You needn’t worry about a trowel.

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