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About Eric Alan Weinstein

Eric Alan Weinstein is the Director of The Unbinding Prometheus Project. Since 2014, he has hosted the Penn Shelley Seminar Series, and run The (Modernist) Social Network, a public-facing, free, open faculty/graduate seminar series on Modernist poetics. He also runs "Singing 'Myself' Together: 52 Collaborative Close Readings of Walt Whitman’s Song Of Myself" a project in which he close-reads each section of Song of Myself in collaboration with more than one hundred faculty members, poets, historians, philosophers and artists. Eric is co-director of the Prometheus Collaborative Digital Initiative, a new digital humanities platform, currently in development. He is also lead instructor of Open Learning's “Percy Shelley: Unbinding Prometheus", one of the highest rated Humanities MOOCs in the history of the genre. Starting in 2018, Eric will be coordinating Revision & Reckoning: The Mid-20th C. Today, a cross-campus, interdisciplinary series of four interlocking free, open faculty/graduate seminar series which will examine the politics and culture of the 1950's, 60's and 70's, and track their influence on, and importance to, our contemporary moment.

Eric's academic interests include the British romantic poets, Walt Whitman, Modern and Post-Modern poetry, the post-modern novel, Jewish thought, and progressive pedagogy.

Positions

Present Academic Coordinator, The Unbinding Prometheus Project, University of Pennsylvania
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Present Director of OpenLearning's “The Great Poems Series.", University of Pennsylvania
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Literature in English, British Isles (13)

Literature in English, North America (1)

Pedagogy and Curriculum (1)