Sean Latham, PhD

Sean Latham, PhD
Director of Oklahoma Center for the Humanities
Editor of James Joyce Quarterly
Professor of English
College of Arts & Sciences
English Language and Literature
918-631-2857 Website Zink Hall Room 342

Education

PhD – Brown University AM – Brown University BA – Swarthmore College

Bio

Sean Latham's teaching and research focus on modern literature and culture with a particular focus on major figures like James Joyce and Bob Dylan. He is the author or editor of nine books that explore topics like snobbery, genre fiction, libel law, and modernism. He is Editor of the James Joyce Quarterly, Director of the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities, and Director of the TU Institute for Bob Dylan Studies. Currently, he is at work on a book that uses magazines to explore Bob Dylan's life, career, and creativity.

Research Interests

Modern Literature and Culture
Bob Dylan
James Joyce
Popular Music

Teaching Interests

Modern Literature and Culture
James Joyce
Bob Dylan

Publications

Books

  • (with Gayle Rogers) Modernism: History of an Idea. London: Bloomsbury, 2015. (cloth and paper)

  • Co-Editor (with Gayle Rogers). New Modernist Studies Series. London: Bloomsbury, 2014-17 (10 volumes contracted)

  • The Art of Scandal: Modernism, Libel Law, and the Roman à Clef. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009 (paperback 2012). (Portions translated into French and published as “Réaltié, fiction et plaisir,” in Roman à clés: Les ambivalences du reel, Presses Universitaires de Liège, 2014).

  • HosmerB., and LathamS. The World of Bob Dylan. Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • The Art of Scandal: Modernism, Libel Law, and the Roman à Clef. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009 (paperback 2012). (Portions translated into French and published as “Réaltié, fiction et plaisir,” in Roman à clés: Les ambivalences du reel, Presses Universitaires de Liège, 2014).

  • Joyce’s Modernism. Dublin: National Library of Ireland Monograph Series, 2005. (paper)

  • Am I a Snob?” Modernism and the Novel. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003. (cloth and paper)

Journal Articles

  • Make It Useful: The Modernist Journals Project and Medium Data. Modernism/modernity, 2018.
  • “The Mess and Muddle of Modernism: The Modernist Journals Project and Modern Periodical Studies,” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 30.2 (Fall 2011): 407-428.

  • “‘Cyril Connolly’s Horizon and the End of Modernism,” Modernist Magazines: A Critical and Cultural History, Peter Brooker and Andrew Thacker eds., (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), 865-874.

  • “The Rise of Periodical Studies” (co-authored with Robert Scholes), PMLA 121.2 (March 2005): 517-531.

  • LathamS. New Age Scholarship: The Work of Criticism in the Age of Digital Reproduction. Vol. 35, New Literary History, 2004, pp. 411-26.
  • “Introduction” to Volume 6. The Modernist Journals Project: The New Age Edition. Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University. April 2003 (17 pp.). http://www.modjourn.brown.edu/mjp/NAVall/nav6/NAV6Int.htm>

  • “Hating Joyce Properly.” Journal of Modern Literature. 26.1 (Fall 2002): 119-131.

  • “A Portrait of the Snob: James Joyce and the Anxieties of Cultural Capital.” Modern Fiction Studies. 47.4 (Winter 2001): 774-799.

  • “Introduction” to Volume 1. The Modernist Journals Project: The New Age Edition. Editor, Volume One. Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University. October 1999 (33 pp.).

  • “Jim Bond’s America.” Mississippi Quarterly, Special Faulkner Issue. 51 (1998): 453-464.

Book Chapters

  • LathamS. “Industrialized Print: Modernism and Authorship”. Cambridge Handbook of Authorship, Cambridge UP, 2019.
  • LathamS. “It’s Not Alright With Me: Thinking Twice about Bob Dylan in the Magazines”. New Approaches to Bob Dylan, New Approaches to Bob Dylan, 2019.
  • HosmerB., and LathamS. “Partnerships”. The World of Bob Dylan, Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • “Renovated Vitality: Joyce’s Twenty-First-Century Contexts,” Joyce in Context, John McCourt ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

  • “An Impossible Resignation: Faulkner and the Colonial Imagination,” in Richard Moreland ed., A Companion to William Faulkner (Oxford: Blackwell, 2007), 252-268.

  • “The Nameless Shamelessness of Ulysses: Libel and the Law of Literature” Scandalous Fictions: The Twentieth-Century Novel in the Public Sphere, Jago Morrison and Susan Watkins eds., (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). 27-47.

  • “Playful Reading: Finnegans Wake I.6 and Game Theory,” Finnegans Wake: Polyvocal Explorations, Kimberly Devlin and Christine Smedley eds., University of Florida Press, 2014.

  • “Serial Modernism,” A History of the Modernist Novel, Gregory Castle ed., Cambridge University Press, 2014.

  • LathamS. “Joyce in the World”. The New Joyce Studies, Cambridge University Press.
  • “Unpacking My Digital Library: Programming Modernist Magazines,” Editing Modernisms in Canada, Colin Hill and Dean Irvine eds., Toronto University Press, 2013.

Newspapers

  • LathamS. The Sound of America. Tulsa World, 2019.

Journal Article Reviews

  • Rev. of Pink Pirates: Contemporary American Women Writers and Copyright by Caren Irr. Modern Language Quarterly 73.1 (2012): 117-121.

Book Reviews

  • Rev. of Joyce, Medicine, and Modernity by Vike Plock. Modernism/modernity 18.1 (2011): 185-187.

  • Rev. of The Little Magazine “Others” and the Renovation of American Poetry by Suzanne M. Churchill. American Periodicals. 18.1 (2008): 136-138.

  • “Speculative Modernism.” Rev. of Modernism and the Culture of Celebrity by Aaron Jaffe. James Joyce Literary Supplement. 20.1 (Spring 2006): 8-9.

  • Rev. of Engaging Modernity: Readings of Irish Politics, Culture and Literature at the Turn of the Century, ed. Michael Böss and Eamon Maher. Irish Studies Review 13.1 (February 2005): 133-35.

  • Rev. of The Difficulties of Modernism by Leonard Diepeveen. Modern Fiction Studies 50.2 (Summer 2004): 516-517.

  • Rev. of James Joyce, Sexuality and Social Purity by Katherine Mullin. Modernism/Modernity 11.2 (April 2004): 361-63.

  • “What Bogeyman’s Trick is This?” Rev. of Ghostwriting Modernism by Helen Sword. James Joyce Literary Supplement 16.2 (2002): 19-20.

  • “Future Present.” Rev. of The Future of Modernism, ed. Hugh Witemeyer. James Joyce Literary Supplement 12.2 (1998): 18-19.

Other

  • Editor, with Mark Gaipa and Robert Scholes, The Little Review Ulysses. Yale University Press, 2015. (cloth and paper)

  • Editor, Cambridge Companion to Ulysses. Cambridge University Press, 2014. (cloth and paper)

  • “An Accidental Editorship.” James Joyce Quarterly, 50.1 (2013): 279-282.

  • “Introduction,” to JJQ 50, the anniversary issue of the James Joyce Quarterly, 50.1 (2013): 7-20.

  • Editor, Dubliners: A Longman Cultural Edition. New York: Pearson-Longman, 2010. (paper)

  • Editor, James Joyce: Visions and Revisions. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2009. (cloth and paper)

  • “Reply.” PMLA 121.5 (October 2006): 1743.

  • “General Introduction” to Dana: An Irish Magazine of Independent Thought. The Modernist Journals Project. March 2005 (15 pp.).

  • “Interview with Sean Latham.” Jacob’s Ladder: An Anthology Underground. Ed. Tim Miller. Macon, GA: Six Galleries Press, 2004.

  • “Kenner’s Voices.” James Joyce Literary Supplement. 18.1 (Spring 2004): 15-16.

  • “The Masses.” Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Radical and Reform Writers. Volume 303. Ed., Steven Rosendale. Detroit: Gale Group. 395-402.

  • “Raising the Wind,” editorial column in James Joyce Quarterly, 2001- Numerous biographical and critical notes in Modernist Journals Project.

Courses Taught

  • Qualifying Exam Preparation
  • Literature and Film
  • Dissertation
  • Independent Study

Professional Affiliations

  • Modernist Studies Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • International Association for the the Study of Popular Music
  • International James Joyce Foundation

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Teacher Award