Professor and Chair
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:00-3:00, and by appointment
Scott Peeples teaches courses in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literature, as well as freshman writing. He has published two books on Edgar Allan Poe and numerous essays on nineteenth-century American literature. He co-edits the academic journal Poe Studies: History, Theory, Interpretation.
1994 - Ph.D., American Literature, Louisiana State University
1989 - M.A., English, College of William and Mary
1985 - B.A., American Studies, Georgetown University
- Nineteenth-century American literature and culture
- Edgar Allan Poe
"Poemania: Algunas Reflexiones Acerca del Bicentenario en America" (translated by Ricardo Marin Ruiz). Barcarola: Revista de Creacion Literaria 74/75 (2010): 191-95.
"Nowhere Man: The Problem of Poe and Place." Nexus (Publication of the Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos) 2009.1: 85-90.
"Where Were Douglass and Melville on April 15, 1865?" Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies 10.2 (2008): 37-49.
"Teaching Poe the Magazinist." Approaches to Teaching the Poetry and Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe (Modern Language Association, 2008).
The Afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe (Camden House, 2004; paperback, 2007.)