Scholar brings Poe expertise to Nov. 3 MTSU Honors...

Scholar brings Poe expertise to Nov. 3 MTSU Honors lecture

An Edgar Allan Poe scholar will share his wealth of knowledge about the famous 19th-century author and poet during a Nov. 3 public lecture.

Dr. Scott Peeples

Dr. Scott Peeples

Scott Peeples, College of Charleston English department chair, will discuss “Poe Places” as part of the fall MTSU Honors Lecture Series on “The Power of Place.”

The 55-minute lecture, set for 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, is free and open to the public. A printable campus map is available at

As a professor at the Charleston, South Carolina, university, Peeples teaches courses in 18th- and 19th-century American literature, as well as freshman writing. He has published two books on Poe and many essays on 19th-century American literature and is a past president of the Poe Studies Association.

Peeples is in the very early stage of writing “Poe Places,” the subject of his MTSU lecture and a book project on which he is collaborating with photographer Michelle VanParys.

Peeples’ second book on Poe, “The Afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe,” received the Patrick F. Quinn Award from the Poe Studies Association in 2004. “Edgar Allan Poe Revisited” was published in 1998. He is a past editor of the journal “Poe Studies.”

A Poe-themed reception will follow the lecture.

For more information about the lecture or fall Honors Lecture Series, call Honors College events coordinator Susan Lyons at 615-898-5645 or email

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