GESNER, Carol. American (born Panama), b. 1922. Genres: Poetry, Literary criticism and history. Career: Professor Emerita of English, Berea College, Kentucky, 1988- (Instructor, 1954-56; Assistant Professor, 1956-61; Associate Professor, 1961-67; Professor, 1967-88). Publications: The Crystal Spectrum (poetry), 1964-64; Shakespeare and the Greek Romance: A Study of Origins, 1970; Plymouth, 1977; Plymouth and the Palimpsest.