Meet our readers: Dennis Pahl


Dennis Pahl is Professor of English at LIU Post, where he teaches nineteenth century American literature. He is the author of the book Architects of the Abyss: The Indeterminate Fictions of Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville (U. of Missouri Press, 1989) and has published numerous scholarly articles on American literature in academic journals. His scholarship also has appeared in books of critical essays on Henry James and Edgar Allan Poe. He has received a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to teach American literature at Haifa University, Israel.

Aside from his academic scholarship, Mr. Pahl writes fiction, with an eye toward discovering the strange and absurd inside of the ordinary. Most recently his story "Touring" was published in the journal Confrontation. He is also the author of several chapbooks for Feral Press, including the collections Orlov & Friends, Tales of Hope and Melancholy, and the upcoming Falling Man and Other Stories. His story "Evening Class" was adapted to the screen and shown in three international film festivals, including the Big Apple Film Festival; and his story "Foot in the Door" was made into a short movie directed by Gregory Cioffi, who also directed the upcoming film "The Museum of Lost Things," based on Mr. Pahl's story of that name. Working with his wife, the artist Luda Pahl, who has illustrated the stories published by Feral Press, Mr. Pahl has also published a collection of absurdist cartoons called Shall We Go and Ruin It?

Please join Dennis and all our incredible readers for Line Break #12, Saturday, October 7, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

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Line Break is an eclectic monthly reading series showcasing a mix of fiction, poetry and essays. We are currently on hiatus.