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Sean Epstein-Corbin



  • Ph.D., English, University of California, Riverside. June, 2012.
  • M.A., English, San Diego State University. May, 2004.
  • B.A., English, University of California, Santa Barbara. January, 2002.

Teaching and Research Interests
Rhetoric & writing studies, (Neo-)Pragmatism, 19th Century American studies


Selected Publications, Presentations, and Professional Activities

  • “From ‘American Hemans’ to Global Savant: The Structure of Sentimental Cosmopolitanism in Pleasant Memories of Pleasant Lands.” Reconsidering Sigourney: Essays on Lydia Sigourney. Ed. Mary Louise Kete & Elizabeth Petrino. Amherst, U of Massachusetts Press, forthcoming 2017.
  • “‘The Sentiment of Rationality:’ William James and the Sentimental Tradition.” William James Studies. 13.1 (Spring 2017): 27-48.
  • "Pragmatism, Feminism, and the Sentimental Subject.” Transactions of the C.S. Peirce Society: A Quarterly Journal in American Philosophy 50.2 (Spring 2014): 220-45. Project Muse. Web.
  • “In Defense of Trickster Fantasies: Comparing the Storytelling of Innocent IV and Gerald Vizenor.” The Intersection of Fantasy and Native America: From H.P. Lovecraft to Leslie Marmon Silko. Eds. Amy H. Sturgis and David D. Oberhelman. Altadena, CA: Mythopoeic Press, 2010. 63-89.

Contact Information

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