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Spoleto Study Abroad
Summer Program in English
May 11 to June 8, 2020

Meet Our Faculty


BRET LOTT is Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence at the College of Charleston, and has taught here since 1986. The author of fourteen books, including two New York Times bestsellers, Lott has traveled extensively, having lived in Ireland, Israel (where he served as Fulbright Senior American Scholar and Writer-in-Residence at Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv), and France, where he taught creative writing at the College of Charleston’s Annot Campus. He has spoken on Flannery O'Connor at The White House,  was  a member of the National Council on the Arts from 2006 to 2013, and served as editor and director of The Southern Review from 2004 to 2008. He is nonfiction editor of the journal Crazyhorse, published here at the College, and director of the University of Bahrain/College of Charleston mentoring program in creative writing. Since 2010 he has been director of the Spoleto Summer Study Abroad program.

For twenty five years, SCOTT PEEPLES has taught a wide array 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 President of the Southeastern American Studies Association. He has also appeared on the PBS documentary series American Masters, and has traveled widely as one of the preeminent speakers on Poe. He and Professor Lott taught together at the College of Charleston's Annot Campus in the south of France; this will be his third visit to Spoleto as a faculty member in the program



Professor Bret Lott

Director, Spoleto Summer Study Abroad Program

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