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In Time for Halloween: Poole’s New Book

By Lauren Foster
Posted on 27 October 2011 | 9:58 am

College of Charleston’s own Scott Poole released his fifth book entitled Monsters in America.

A history professor at the College and self-proclaimed lifelong horror nerd, Poole’s book topics range from American religion to popular culture, with his most recent one focusing on the monsters role in American history.

When asked why he chose to write Monsters in America, Poole said: “Lots of scholars have written about the significance of horror but its mostly been religious study folks or film and media people.  They’ve written some great books but nothing that has looked at the monster hardwired into the American Historical process.”

Poole is currently working on another book about the 1950s horror host, Vampira, and Cold War notions of gender, and he has plans for bigger monster works.

Davis Featured in City Paper, Post & Courier

By Lauren Foster
Posted on 10 October 2011 | 10:05 am

Carol Ann Davis, professor of English, was recently featured in stories written by the City Paper and the Post & Courier exemplifying her teaching methods and release of her new book.

Her second book of poetry, Atlas Hour, focuses on her children and artwork.  This book is written entirely in poem-map style, in which spacing is used rather than punctuation.

This Florida native is the head of the creative writing concentration at the College, where she strives to broaden her student’s horizons, and teach them that their expectations are limitless.

Davis studied poetry at Vassar College and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and has been writing for the last 20 years.

To read more about Davis, and discover her inspiration, check out: http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2011/sep/17/poet-thrives-on-full-life/. You can also read some of her most recent poetry in the September issue of The American Poetry Review.

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