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Sebastian Williams is a PhD candidate at Purdue University. He studies English literature, with a focus in modernism and bioethics.


PhD – Purdue University (in progress)

MA – Wright State University, 2016

Certificate of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies – Wright State University, 2016

BA – Heidelberg University, 2013


  • “Rogue Bodies: Disabled Antiheroes and the Pop-Culture Saga in Vikings” (co-authored with Alexander Long). Journal of Popular Culture, forthcoming 2020.

  • “Woolf’s Bioethics: Animals and Dependency in ‘The Widow and the Parrot.’” Woolf Studies Annual, vol. 26, no. 1, 2020.

  • “Anthropocentric Ableism and Virginia Woolf’s Flush.” Mosaic: An Interdisciplinary Critical Journal, vol. 53, no. 1, March 2020, pp. 107-23.

  • “The Gothic Grotesque: Disability and Monstrosity in Faulkner’s Sanctuary.” Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, vol. 13, no. 4, 2019, pp. 461-76.

  • “Silence and Mediation: Narrative Form in Bapsi Sidhwa’s Cracking India.” South Asian Review, vol. 40, no 1-2, 2019, pp. 20-33.

  • “Contaminated Salts and Volatile Ethers: Jekyll and Hyde and the Pharmacy Act.” Journal of Stevenson Studies, vol. 13, no. 2, Fall 2016, pp. 149-66.



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