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Dr. Esplin has been teaching in the English department since 2013 after working for five years at Kennesaw State University. He is the editor of the journal Poe Studies: History, Theory, Interpretation. He is the editor, with Margarida Vale de Gato, of Translated Poe (Lehigh UP, 2014) and Anthologizing Poe: Editions, Translations, and (Trans)National Canons (Lehigh UP, 2020). He is the author of Borges’s Poe: The Influence and Reinvention of Edgar Allan Poe in Spanish America (University of Georgia Press, 2016).





Dr. Jackson studies rhetorical criticism and the theories of American pragmatist John Dewey. Lately, he’s turned his attention to how people learn to write (or not) in college. His book, Teaching Mindful Writers (Utah State UP, 2020), teaches instructors how to help students develop metacognitive strategies as writers.