Wade through Edgar Allan Poe's stories of sick, sad & grieving men with Otterbein University's Dr. Suzanne Ashworth. Illuminate what these broken patriarchs - traumatized by violence and loss, caught in networks of fear, anger and desire - can teach about the history of gender and sexuality, as well as shine a light on the famous author's relationship with his estranged foster father, John Allan. About the Presenter Dr. Suzanne Ashworth is an award-winning professor at Otterbein University. She teaches American literature, LGBTQ literature, gender and sexuality studies, and film. Her research centers on the connections between literature and cultural understandings of the body, identity, and desire. She has published on a number of iconic writers, including Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, Julia Ward Howe, and Edgar Allan Poe. Her latest project is a book-length study of Poe's short fiction titled Queer Poe.