Sean Seeger is Lecturer in Literature in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex, UK, where he teaches comparative literature and literary theory. He also regularly teaches in Essex's Interdisciplinary Studies Centre. Before joining LiFTS, Sean taught in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Sean's research and teaching focuses on modern and contemporary literature, with an emphasis on modernism, postcolonialism, and science fiction. He is the author of Nonlinear Temporality in Joyce and Walcott: History Repeating Itself with a Difference (forthcoming: Routledge, 2017), a comparative study of the role of time in the work of James Joyce and Derek Walcott.
Sean is currently researching utopias, dystopias, and heterotopias in science fiction, speculative fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as the intersection of these genres with social and cultural theory. In 2017-18, Sean will be teaching a new undergraduate module on dystopias in literature and film which is informed by his work in this area.
Sean has been the recipient of research awards from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Centre for Literary Translation. He is a member of the British Comparative Literature Association and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.