Sean Seeger

Sean Seeger is Senior Lecturer in Literature in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex. Before his appointment at Essex in 2016, he taught at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Sean's research and teaching focus on modern literature and culture. His main areas of interest are modernist studies, utopian studies, and queer studies. His work also engages with cinema, intellectual history, and social theory.

As well as numerous essays and articles, he is the author of Nonlinear Temporality in Joyce and Walcott (Routledge, 2017), the first dedicated comparative study of James Joyce and Derek Walcott.

Since 2019, Sean has been collaborating with the sociologist Daniel Davison-Vecchione (University of Cambridge) on a series of articles on speculative fiction and social theory. They are currently working on a book-length study of the topic.

Sean has previously supervised doctoral research projects on modernist nonhuman narratives; US dystopias in the wake of 9/11; and post-Anthropocene cosmopolitanism in contemporary speculative fiction.

He is currently co-supervising a doctoral research project on the role of history in the novels of Richard Powers and another on contemporary queer theatre and the cultural politics of consensual non-monogamy.

Sean has previously been awarded research funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Centre for Literary Translation. He is a recipient of the University of Essex Excellence in Education Award.

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