DuBois professor to lecture on Poe in State College on April 1

Richard Kopley, distinguished professor of English at Penn State DuBois, is scheduled to speak during the "First Thursday" event in State College, Pa., on April 1. He will discuss Edgar Allan Poe's "The Purloined Letter" at 7 p.m. at Schlow Centre Region Library at 211 S. Allen St.

Kopley is the author of "Edgar Allan Poe and the Dupin Mysteries," which takes an in-depth look at Poe’s detective stories. He has contributed to numerous journals and magazines as an expert on Poe’s work, and has spoken about his work at international conferences. He also has been interviewed for articles that have appeared in publications such as U.S. News and World Report.

First Thursday is a celebration of the arts in State College. It is sponsored by the Knight Foundation Fund of the Centre County Community Foundation.

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Last Updated March 30, 2010