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American Literature Daily

Armen Torossian
This video was made as a final project for the EC120C: American Literature class at the American University of Armenia, under the supervision of Dr. Elitza Kotzeva. Our team of motivated students: Anna Andreasyan, Armen Torossian, Sona Avetisyan and Sona Gevorgyan, worked on this title using literature discussed during class. The two pieces were "The Fall of House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe, and "The Turn of The Screw" by Henry James. We thought it is a good idea to include humorous content, in order to make the project more joyous in the tiring times of quarantine.

Here are the sources that we used to analyze the pieces:

D. (1976). Usher's Hypochondriasis: Mental Alienation and Romantic Idealism in Poe's Gothic Tales. American Literature, 48(1), 1-12. doi:10.2307/292531

Howes, C. (1986). "The Fall of the House of Usher" and Elegiac Romance. The Southern Literary Journal, 19(1), 68-78. Retrieved May 13, 2020, from

Nikolopoulou, K. (2004). Autospectrography: On Henry James's "The Turn of the Screw". Journal of Modern Literature, 28(1), 1-24. Retrieved May 13, 2020, from

Pollin, B. (1973). Poe and Henry James: A Changing Relationship. The Yearbook of English Studies, 3, 232-242. doi:10.2307/350687

Riggio, T. (1978). American Gothic: Poe and an American Tragedy. American Literature, 49(4), 515-532. doi:10.2307/2924771

Timmerman, John H. (2009) “House of Mirrors: Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’.” Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations: Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ and Other Stories. New ed., edited by Harold Bloom, InfoBase Publishing, 2009, pp. 159-172.