Graduate Directory--Sean Mannion
Sean Mannion is a sixth-year Ph.D. in English student specializing in English and Irish modernism. His current interests include James Joyce, early twentieth century literary representations of Dublin, urbanization and technology in modernism, and Marxist theory. His dissertation compares the impact of urban modernization and technology on English and Irish modernism. Sean has been awarded by Notre Dame an ISLA Graduate Summer Research Stipend Grant to work with Professor David Wayne Thomas, a fellowship to attend the 2008 Cornell School of Criticism and Theory, a Field Day Fellowship, and a Dissertation Year Fellowship. He also received the Mitchell Award in Scholarly Writing for his paper "Modernism by Moonlight," which examined responses to urban electrification in British modernist poetry. He has worked as managing editor of the journal Religion and Literature and as editorial assistant for Field Day Review. His publications include a review essay in the Field Day Review 5, "Modernism at the Movies," and "Celtic Gaslight: Urban Material Culture in the Writings of Seumas O'Sullivan," which will appear in the forthcoming special issue of Éire–Ireland on "Irish Things." He is currently on a dissertation-year fellowship awarded by the Josephine De Kármán Fellowship Trust.