Sonya Isaak obtained her PhD at the University of Heidelberg, where she now teaches English and American literature and language. Recently, she has taught a course on Bob Dylan and the Beat Generation and is currently teaching Shakespeare’s Tragedies and a course on Narratology. Her monograph, Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Baudelaire’s Aesthetic Architecture of Revolt: An Axial Analysis was just published with the Universitätsverlag Winter in Heidelberg. She teaches English at the University of Mannheim and has taught French, English and German literature and language at other universities, including Fordham University, Manhattanville College and Pace University. Having published articles on Poe and Baudelaire, she is on the editorial board of The Edgar Allan Poe Review and was a W.T. Bandy Fellow at the W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies, Jean and Alexander Heard Library, Vanderbilt University.