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Anelise Farris is an Assistant Professor of English at the College of Coastal Georgia. She earned her PhD in English and the Teaching of English from Idaho State University in 2019. She also holds a BA, MA, and Graduate Certificate in Folklore Studies from George Mason University. Her research interests include speculative fiction, folklore and mythology, and disability studies, and her past publications have considered various ways in which pop culture and folklore intersect. When not teaching or writing, she enjoys geeking out over all things pop culture, spending time with her cats, and watching way too many horror movies.
Jen Harrison is an Instructor of English at East Stroudsburg University, with a PhD in Children's Literature from Aberystwyth University in the UK. Jen's current research focuses on ecocriticism, posthumanism, and children's literature and culture; she has a strong interest in digital texts and non-fiction for young people. Jen has recently published a monograph exploring posthumanism and the environment in young adult dystopia, as well as essays on Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. She is the editor of a forthcoming centennial collection on Winnie the Pooh from the University of Mississippi Press and the ChLA. She is also an editor for the journal Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, a reviewer for The Children's Book Review website, and runs a blog on children's literature entitled The Worrisome Words Blog.
Tony Magistrale is Professor of English at the University of Vermont. He is the author of twenty books, several centered on the era and specific work of Edgar Allan Poe, including Poe's Children: Connections between Tales of Terror and Detection (Peter Lang), The Student Companion to Edgar Allan Poe (Greenwood Press), and The Poe Encyclopedia (Greenwood Press). He also co-edited with Jeff Weinstock Approaches to Teaching Poe's Poetry and Prose (MLA).
Peter Melville is Associate Professor of English at the University of Winnipeg, where he specializes in the fantasy genre, Romanticism, [End Page 120] and critical and cultural theory. He is author of Romantic Hospitality and The Resistance to Accommodation (2007), Writing about Literature: An Introductory Guide (2011), and journal articles published in Extrapolation, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Studies in the Fantastic, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, SEL: Studies in English Literature, European Romantic Review, and Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net. [End Page 121]