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Sean Weidman

Sean Weidman

English PhD Candidate

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  1. Ph.D. English - Pennsylvania State University (anticipated 2020)
  2. M.A. English - Pennsylvania State University (2016)
  3. B.A. English - Westmont College (2014)

Professional Bio

Sean's research is predominantly focused in literary modernism and on 20th-century culture and community, but he also dabbles in the digital humanities. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in, among other venues, English Literary History, Journal of Modern Literature, and Digital Scholarship in the Humanities.

Sean's dissertation project, “Hospitalities: Modern Culture and the Politics of Welcoming,” considers how the matters and forms of hospitality were leveraged in innovative ways by modernist authors and modern figures as they responded to the pressing obstacles of 20th-century modernity. Cutting across several different inter/national contexts, the project investigates the transnational spaces, political theorizations, social structures, and ethical potentials of welcoming after the fin-de-siècle.