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Paul Cantor

Paul Cantor is the Clifton Waller Barrett Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Virginia. His most recent book is The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV.


Following The Following

February 20, 2013 | Criticism

The Fox Network claims to have a new hit TV show on its hands called The Following, starring not some run-of-the-mill actor six degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon, but Kevin Bacon himself. People in Charlottesville might be curious about this show, because it deals with a university in Virginia and regularly refers to Edgar Allan Poe.