A Theater and a Battleground: A Talk by Professor Sean McCann

13 April 2016 (Wed), 11:00 A.M - 12:00 P.M
At Classrom 15/TEAL Classrom (EC-01-012)

On April 13th, join us for Professor McCann’s talk on professions of childhood in 1940s New York.

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.