Dennis Perry teaches courses in American literature and literature and film. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, the first university to teach American literature (beginning in the 1880s). In 2003 he published a book on Hitchcock and Poe: The Legacy of Delight and Terror (Scarecrow). He and Carl Sederholm are co-authors of the forthcoming book The Usher Formula: Poe and the American Gothic Horror Tradition. Professor Perry has published articles several journals, including Early American Literature, Walt Whitman Quarterly, Studies in Short Fiction, Literature/Film Quarterly, Film & History, Poe Studies Newsletter, and Hitchcock Annual. In addition, he has essays in The Films of Stephen King (Palgrave 2008) and Teaching Edgar Allan Poe (MLA 2008).
PhD, U of Wisconsin, 1986
Research InterestsEdgar Allan Poe
Frankenstein in Adaptation
Teaching InterestsAmerican literature to 1865
Literature and Film