Join us as we conclude our month long celebration of the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe. Presentation led by Dr. Scott Peeples, College of Charleston, with a reception following.
Scott Peeples is Professor and Chair of English at the College of Charleston. He has published numerous essays on nineteenth-century American literature and two books, Edgar Allan Poe Revisited (1998) and The Afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe (2004), which won the Patrick F. Quinn Award from the Poe Studies Association. He co-edited the journal Poe Studies from 2008-2012, and is currently co-editing the Oxford Handbook to Edgar Allan Poe, a landmark volume of scholarship with over 40 contributors. Peeples has given numerous invited lectures at universities and libraries, including a Fulbright-sponsored series of presentations in Russia in 2009. He recently served as a consultant and on-screen interview subject for Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive, a film slated for broadcast on PBS within the next year. He has also been interviewed for stories on Poe in the New York Times, Boston Globe, and the Baltimore Sun.