Sean Latham

Sean Latham

Pauline McFarlin Walter Endowed Chair of EnglishEditor, James Joyce QuarterlyDirector, Oklahoma Center for the HumanitiesZink Hall  315
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My teaching and research focuses on modernist studies, James Joyce, periodicals, media theory, and the digital humanities. My books range widely on topics in the early twentieth century and includes studies of snobbery, genre fiction, libel law, and Joyce. Currently, I am continuing to expand the Modernist Journals Project as Editor of the James Joyce Quarterly, and Co-Editor of the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies in partnership with Prof Mark Morrisson (Penn State). My current research focuses on post-humanism, twentieth-century representations of the corpse, and what I'm tentatively calling "zombie modernism."

Education and Degrees Earned

  • B.A. Swarthmore College (1994)
  • A.M., Ph.D. Brown University (2000)

Areas of Research Focus

  • Modernist Studies
  • Film and Media
  • Magazines and Print Culture
  • Digital Humanities

Previous Teaching Experience

Spring 2009 held the Segal Professorship of Irish Literature at Northwestern.

Professional Affiliations

  • Modernist Studies Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • International James Joyce Foundation
  • Society for the Study of Narrative Literature

Courses Taught at TU

  • Directed Writing (ENGL 7993)
  • Film Genres: Science Fiction (ENGL 4163)
  • Reading Major British Writers II (ENGL 2523)
  • Representative Figures: Joyce and Yeats (ENGL 8103)

Awards & Recognition

  • Carole and Gordon Segal Visiting Professor of Irish Literature at Northwestern University, 2009.
  • Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Fellow, Oklahoma Humanities Council
  • University Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Tulsa


  • The Art of Scandal: Modernism, Libel Law, and the Roman à Clef
    Published by Oxford University Press
  • “Am I a Snob?” Modernism and the Novel
    Book, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003.
  • James Joyce: Revisions and Revisions
    will be appearing from the Irish Academic Press in the fall 2009.
  • An Impossible Resignation: Faulkner and the Colonial Imagination
    Article, in Richard Moreland ed., A Companion to William Faulkner (Oxford: Blackwell, 2006). 252-268.
  • Cyril Connolly’s Horizon and the End of Modernism
    Article, Modernist Magazines: A Critical and Cultural History, Peter Brooker and Andrew Thacker eds., (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2007).
  • Dubliners: A Longman Cultural Edition
    Book Editor, New York: Pearson-Longman, forthcoming 2010.
  • James Joyce: Visions and Revisions
    Book Editor, Dublin: Irish Academic Press, forthcoming 2009.
  • Joyce’s Modernism
    Book, Dublin: National Library of Ireland Monograph Series, 2005.
  • Renovated Vitality: Joyce’s Twenty-First-Century Contexts
    Article, Joyce in Context, John McCourt ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2008).
  • The Art of Scandal: Modernism, Libel Law, and the Roman à Clef
    Book, New York: Oxford University Press, 2008 (in press).