Associate Professor Sean Pryor

Associate Professor Sean Pryor

Associate Professor

BA (Hons 1) USyd. (2000); MPhil USyd. (2003); PhD Cantab. (2007).

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

I am an Associate Professor in English in the School of the Arts and Media. I joined UNSW in 2008, as the holder of a Faculty Postdoctoral Fellowship. I was appointed a Lecturer in English in 2010 and then awarded a three-year ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2011, for a project on the cultural archetype of the Fall in modernist poetry ($257,000). I was Acting Director (2014) and then Deputy Director (2016) of the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia at UNSW, and since 2013 I have been a co-editor of Affirmations: of the modern, an open-access journal of modern literature and culture. In 2021, Affirmations became the official journal of the Australian Modernist Studies Network.

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I am co-editor of Affirmations: of the modern.

I peer-review work for numerous presses (including Cambridge University Press, Bloomsbury, and Open Humanities Press) and journals (including Modernism/modernityPaideumaIrish Studies Review, and Religion and Literature).

My Teaching

I teach ARTS2033 Poetry and Poetics and ARTS2034 Shakespearean Drama. Occasionally I contribute lectures to, or take seminars in, other courses in English.

PhD Supervisions

Mariya Nikolova, "How Whiteness Claimed the Future. The Always New Vs. the Always Now in US-American Literature" (2020)

Tanya Thaweeskulchai, "Expressing Bodily Experience: Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway and The Waves" (2018), together with the poetry collections A Salivating Monstrous Plant (Cordite, 2017) and Ashes and Fire in the House of Portraits (2018).

Christopher Oakey, "Philosophical Poetry in a Time of Crisis: Reading Post-War American Poetry in Relation to Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy" (2017)

Masters by Research Supervisions

Kristin Grogan, "Strange Rhythms: Experimental Lyric Poetry in Late Modernism" (2014)

Christopher Oakey, "Vision, Affect and Knowledge in the Poetry of Hilda Doolittle and William Carlos Williams" (2012)