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Scott Peeples

Professor

Address: 74 George Street, Room 201
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday 1:30-3:00, and by appointment
E-mail: peepless@cofc.edu


In 23 years at the College of Charleston, Scott Peeples has taught a wide range of courses, with topics ranging from Gothicism to nineteenth-century American poetry to Bob Dylan. He has published extensively on Edgar Allan Poe and other nineteenth-century writers, most recently as co-editor of the Oxford Handbook to Edgar Allan Poe. Dr. Peeples served as Chair of the Department of English from 2012 to 2017, and is currently Vice President of the Southeastern American Studies Association.


Education

1994 - Ph.D., American Literature, Louisiana State University

1989 - M.A., English, College of William and Mary

1985 - B.A., American Studies, Georgetown University


Research Interests

  • Nineteenth-century American literature and culture
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Gothicism

Publications

Editor, with J. Gerald Kennedy, The Oxford Handbook to Edgar Allan Poe. New York: Oxford Univeristy Press, Decemeber 2018. 

"Poe, Brennan Farm, and the Literary Life." Poe Studies 49 (2016): 5-18.

“Unburied Treasure: Edgar Allan Poe in the South Carolina Lowcountry” (with photographs by Michelle Van Parys). Southern Cultures 22.2 (2016): 5-22.

“‘That Name’ll Never Be Worth Anything’: Poe’s Image on Film.” Edgar Allan Poe Review 16.2 (2015): 169-83.

“The City Mystery Novel.” The Oxford History of the Novel in English, Vol. 5. New York and Oxford: Oxford UP, 2014. 548-63.

“‘To Reproduce a City’: New York Letters and the Urban American Renaissance.”  Poe and the Remapping of Antebellum Print Culture, ed. J. Gerald Kennedy and Jerome McGann (Louisiana State Univ. Press, 2012), 101-22.

"Poemania: Algunas Reflexiones Acerca del Bicentenario en America" (translated by Ricardo Marin Ruiz). Barcarola: Revista de Creacion Literaria 74/75 (2010): 191-95.

"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.)

“Love and Theft in the Carolina Lowcountry.” Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture and Theory 60.2 (2004): 33-56.

More publications and research cv available here.