Sean Seeger is Lecturer in Literature in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies. He also regularly teaches in Essex's Interdisciplinary Studies Centre. After receiving his doctorate 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 focus on twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, encompassing modernism, postmodernism, postcolonialism, and utopias/dystopias. 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 project is on utopias, dystopias, and the relationship between the two. He is also interested in the intersection of these forms of writing with social and cultural theory. In 2017 Sean introduced a new undergraduate module on dystopias in literature and film which is informed by his work in this area. He has more recently started work on a book-length study of dystopian literature.
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.