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Sean Weidman

Sean Weidman

English PhD Candidate

201 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Office Hours:

  • Not teaching or holding office hours Fall 2020 or Spring 2021.

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. Ph.D. English - Pennsylvania State University (anticipated 2021)
  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 works in the digital humanities. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in English Literary History, Modernism/modernity, and Journal of Modern Literature, and his digital work has been (or will be) published in venues like Digital Humanities Quarterly 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.