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Sean McCann

Professor of English

285 Court Street,

Director, Academic Writing

116 Mt. Vernon Street, 205


BA Georgetown University
PHD CUNY The Graduate Center

Sean McCann

Sean McCann studies late-nineteenth and twentieth century American literature and its relation to contemporaneous political developments. He is the author of A Pinnacle of Feeling: American Literature and Presidential Government (Princeton University Press, 2008) and Gumshoe America: Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction and the Rise and Fall of New Deal Liberalism (Duke University Press, 2000), which received honorable mention for the America Studies Association's John Hope Franklin Prize for the best book in American Studies. His essays have appeared in American Quarterly, The Common Review, ELH, Radical History Review, Twentieth-Century Literature, Studies in American Fiction, the Yale Journal of Criticism, and several edited volumes.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Spring 2017:

T, TH, 10:30-11:30 and by appt

Location: 285 Court #209


Fall 2017
ENGL 150 - 01
American Crazy

ENGL 150 - 02
American Crazy

ENGL 322 - 01
American Modernism

Spring 2018
ENGL 204A - 01
American Literature, 1865-1945