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McCann, Sean


Chair, English
English Department

Professor of English
English Department
860.685.3596
BA Georgetown University
PHD CUNY The Graduate Center

EMAIL:

smccann@wesleyan.edu

COURSES TAUGHT:

ENGL384 - 01
ENGL150 - 01

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

post-Civil War American Literature


RESEARCH INTERESTS:

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.