New York City in the 1940s
Dr. Sean McCann, Dr. Sean McCann, a professor of English at Wesleyan University, studies late 19th and early 20th century American literature and its relation to contemporaneous political developments. He is the author of A Pinnacle of Feeling: American Literature and Presidential Government (2008) and 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. His essays have appeared in several journals and edited volumes.
A Wesleyan Institute for Lifelong Learning Partnership ProgramThe Wesleyan Institute for Lifelong Learning was chartered by Wesleyan University in 2009 to provide educational opportunities to members of the community outside of formal degree-granting programs. The Institute’s objective is to employ the talents of retired and current members of the Wesleyan faculty, plus a few others who are similarly qualified, to present a series of short, intellectually stimulating, and lively courses to area residents.
For questions about Essex Meadows and Arts & Exploration 2018, please email Amanda Reynolds: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (860) 767-4578 extension 5220. Space for each event is limited, so please register early. To receive email reminders about these and other events at Essex Meadows, be sure to provide your email address when you register.