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Positively Poe – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia July 24 – 26, 2013

On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, conferences on Eureka will be hold, at the Positively Poe Conference. Please access http://www.poemuseum.org/blog/final-schedule-for-positively-poe-conference,  for additional information on the event. Hal Poe will be at Session Four – Poetry, Science, and Eureka,  on the Panel Chair, and René van Slooten will present “The Facts in the Case of Eureka”. We hope all Eureka enthusiasts can be there!  Positively Poe Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia July 24 – 26, 2013    Sponsored by The Poe Museum Richmond, Virginia   Organized by Alexandra Urakova Gorky Institute, Moscow Harry […]

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Edgar Allan Poe and cryptography

Edgar Allan Poe and cryptography Are there hidden messages in ‘Eureka’?   By René van Slooten (The Netherlands; April 2013) Introduction Edgar Allan Poe had a fascination for cryptography. And he was certainly not the only one, because in his time cryptography played an important role in society. There was no internet or telephone, and […]

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Poe and cryptography

René van Slooten was interviewed by the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant, and talked about cryptographic codes in Poe’s writings. Whether it is true or not, van Slooten asks enthusiasts on Poe and/or cryptography to help searching for encrypted messages. De Volkskrant,  23 March 2013[i] Column by literary editor Arjan Peters. You may call me a […]

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A Mercury crater named after Poe

As you now, Poe Toaster is no longer rendering his traditional hommage to Poe in his birthday, on January 19, having made his last appearance in 2009 – the bicentennial year. But, alas!, no problem. NASA has this year paid its own hommage to Poe, by publishing, in its photojournal, pictures of the crater named […]

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Positively Poe Conference – University of Virginia, June 24-26, 2013

The Poe Museum of Richmond, Virginia will sponsor the Positively Poe Conference at the University of Virginia June 24-26, 2013. The conference will focus on positive aspects of Poe and his work, including a session on Eureka. Poe’s reputation as a tortured, tragic figure, melancholic poet and the “master of the macabre” has fueled his popularity […]

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Edgar Allan Poe: Philosophically and scientifically ahead of his time

René van Slooten posted in the Baltimore Post Examiner an interesting opinion on Poe’s vision. The article can be found here: http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/edgar-allan-poe-philosophically-and-scientifically-ahead-of-his-time/2012/09/16, or in “Our articles” page.

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NWT Magazine

The May issue of the Dutch science monthly  “NWT Magazine” brings an article, writen by George van Hal, on the genesis of relativity and Big Bang concepts, as conceived early by Edgar Allan Poe in Eureka. Thanks to René van Slooten (quoted in the article), who adapted it and provided the English version, you can […]

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Two papers on Eureka by Alberto Cappi

We are adding, to the articles on our site, two papers from Alberto Cappi, italian astronomer from the Observatorio Astronomico di Bologna (under the author’s license). In these papers, Cappi constructs an insightful  review of  Poe’s physical Cosmology, and discusses in depth  some of the main features of Eureka, in light of current cosmology, among them: […]

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Some further remarks on Einstein’s letters about Eureka

We are adding, to the posts already published here on Einstein’s letters about Eureka, an overview written by René van Slooten (who discovered the letters after a persistent and hard research). This text includes van Slooten’s own remarks as well as Juan Lartigue’s commentaries, bringing some light on Einstein’s perspective at the time the letters were written. […]

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It is available, in The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore website (http://www.eap.org) , the full text of the three volumes of the edition of Poe’s works edited by Thomas Ollive Mabbott. We thank Jeffrey Savoye for the information. Please check it in this links: Poems: http://www.eapoe.org/works/mabbott/tom1p000.htm Tales and Sketches (1831-1842): http://www.eapoe.org/works/mabbott/tom2t000.htm Tales and Sketches […]

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