W. SCOTT POOLE, who teaches at the College of Charleston, has written widely about American history, horror, and pop culture, including most recently his award-winning history, Monsters in America, which received the John G. Cawelti prize from the Popular Culture Association and was named among the “Best of the Best” by the AAUP for 2011. Monsters received nominations for the Bram Stoker and the fan-sourced Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. Poole is a regular contributor to PopMatters and his work has appeared in the Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches, and Killing the Buddha. He has been a guest speaker at Authors@Google and has collaborated on films for the History Channel, PBS, and, most recently, the Banger Films project, Satan: The Movie.
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