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About Sean McCann

Sean McCann studies late-nineteenth and twentieth century American literature and its relation to contemporaneous political developments. He is the author of Gumshoe America: Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction and the Rise and Fall of New Deal Liberalism (2000), which received honorable mention for the America Studies Association's John Hope Franklin Prize for the best book in American Studies. He is currently working on a book titled, The Anti-Liberal Imagination: American Literature and Presidential Government.


Present Professor of English, Wesleyan University
Present Director, Center for Faculty Career Development, Wesleyan University

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English Department
285 Court Street 209


Articles (13)

Books (2)

Contributions to Books (5)

Unpublished Papers (2)