Sean Seeger

Sean Seeger is Lecturer in Literature in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex. He also regularly teaches in Essex's Interdisciplinary Studies Centre. After receiving his PhD from Essex in 2014, Sean taught in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. He returned to Essex as Lecturer in 2016.

Sean's research and teaching are concerned with modern and contemporary literature and culture. His main areas of interest are modernism, utopias and dystopias, and cultural theory. He is the author of Nonlinear Temporality in Joyce and Walcott: History Repeating Itself with a Difference (Routledge, 2017), the first dedicated comparative study of James Joyce and Derek Walcott.

Sean's current research is on utopias, dystopias, and the relationship between the two. He is also interested in the ways in which these forms of literature intersect with social and political thought. In 2017, Sean introduced a new undergraduate module at Essex on dystopias in literature and film – LT250: Dystopias – which is informed by his work in this area. Sean received the University of Essex Excellence in Education Award for Dystopias in 2018. He has since started work on a book-length study of the topic.

Sean has been the recipient of research awards from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Centre for Literary Translation. He is an Editor at the Literary Encyclopedia and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.