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Professor of English, College of Charleston

In 26 years at the College of Charleston, Scott Peeples has taught a wide array of courses, with topics ranging from Gothicism to 19th-century American poetry to Bob Dylan. He has published extensively on Edgar Allan Poe and other 19th-century writers, most recently as author of The Man of the Crowd: Edgar Allan Poe and the City and as co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Edgar Allan Poe. His essays have appeared in a wide range of academic and popular publications, including J19, Southern Cultures, Arizona Quarterly, Salon, and The Millions.

Dr. Peeples previously served as Chair of the English Department from 2012 to 2017. He is a past president of the Poe Studies Association and the Southeastern American Studies Association.


  • –present
    Professor of English, College of Charleston


Fulbright Specialist Grant; Patrick F. Quinn Award for Outstanding Scholarly Book on Edgar Allan Poe; J. Lasley Dameron Award for Editorial Scholarship on Poe; Honorary Member, Poe Studies Association; Distinguished Research Award, College of Charleston