Professor Esplin Lectures at La Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha in Spain

In November 2016, Emron Esplin spent the Thanksgiving holiday giving MA classes as an invited guest of La Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha in Albacete, Spain. The first of his two primary lectures focused on Edgar Allan Poe, Jorge Luis Borges, and detective fiction, and the second presentation examined the literary relationship between Borges and Poe as Esplin has analyzed it in his recent book, Borges's Poe: Influence and the Reinvention of Edgar Allan Poe in Spanish America. The two lectures set out to show students how to craft a project that could enter a larger academic conversation by demonstrating the work that had already been done on Poe and Borges and then laying new ground about their relationship outside and beyond detective fiction.

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