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Sebastian Williams is Assistant Professor of English at Davis & Elkins College. Williams earned his PhD from Purdue University, and his research has appeared in the Journal of Medical HumanitiesISLE, and the Journal of Popular Culture, among others. He teaches courses on rhetoric/writing studies, literary studies, and the environmental humanities.

Education

PhD – Purdue University, 2021

MA – Wright State University, 2016

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

BA – Heidelberg University, 2013

Publications

Book


Modernist Parasites: Bioethics, Dependency, and Literature, post-1900. Posthumanities and Citizenship Futures Series, Lexington/Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming.


Peer-Reviewed Articles


2023 | “Public Health, Visual Rhetoric, and Latin America: Steinbeck’s The Forgotten Village.” Journal of Medical Humanities, DOI: 10.1007/s10912-023-09796-z.


2021 | “Self-Consumption: Cannibalism and Viral Outbreak in Agustina Bazterrica’s Tender is the Flesh.” Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE), Advance Access, DOI: 10.1093/isle/isab007.


2021 | “Proximity and Animal Ethics in Eugene O’Neill’s ‘The Last Will and Testament of Silverdene Emblem O’Neill.” Eugene O’Neill Review, vol. 42, no. 1, 2021, pp. 41-53.


2020 | “Woolf’s Bioethics: Animals and Dependency in ‘The Widow and the Parrot.’” Woolf Studies Annual, vol. 26, no. 1, 2020, pp. 105-20.


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


2020 | “Rogue Bodies: Disabled Antiheroes and the Pop-Culture Saga in Vikings” (co-authored with Alex Long). Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 53, no. 1, March 2020, pp. 129-47. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpcu.12885.


2019 | “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.


2019 | “Silence and Mediation: Narrative Form in Bapsi Sidhwa’s Cracking India.” South Asian Review, vol. 40, no 1-2, 2019, pp. 20-33. https://doi.org/10.1080/02759527.2019.1572285.


2016 | “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.

Blog Posts

Memberships


  • 2021 | Modernist Studies Association

  • 2019 | British Women Writers Society

  • 2019 | International Virginia Woolf Society

  • 2017 | International Yeats Society

  • 2017 | Space Between Society

  • 2017 | Society for Disability Studies

  • 2014 | Modern Language Association

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