Faculty Profile

Claire Seiler

Assistant Professor of English (2010)

Contact Information

seilercl@dickinson.edu

East College Room 310
717.245.1921

Bio

Professor Seiler's current book project is "Midcentury Suspension," a new literary history of the transatlantic mid-20th century. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Twentieth-Century Literature, Modernism/modernity, and Contemporary Literature. Her courses include Modern Women Writing War, Poetry of the Mad Men Era, and The Generational.

Education

  • B.A., Middlebury College, 2002
  • M.Phil., Trinity College, Dublin, 2004
  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 2010

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

ENGL 101 Modern Women Writing War
Cross-listed with WGST 101-01.This course reads American women’s poetry written about the US Civil War, World War II, and the post-9/11 “war on terror.” What poetic forms have poets adopted or developed to address national and global conflicts? How do poets figure the metaphorical “wars” of sex and gender that are often implicated in those conflicts? How has US women’s war poetry changed from the 1860s to the present—and why? Poets include Dickinson, Harper, Levertov, Mikhail, Nye, Rankine, Spahr, and Trethewey.

WGST 101 Modern Women Writing War
Cross-listed with ENGL 101-01.This course reads American women’s poetry written about the US Civil War, World War II, and the post-9/11 “war on terror.” What poetic forms have poets adopted or developed to address national and global conflicts? How do poets figure the metaphorical “wars” of sex and gender that are often implicated in those conflicts? How has US women’s war poetry changed from the 1860s to the present—and why? Poets include Dickinson, Harper, Levertov, Mikhail, Nye, Rankine, Spahr, and Trethewey.

ENGL 349 War, Race & Am Lit Since WWII
This course studies the inextricable literatures of race and war in the United States since 1945. We will attend equally to how literary forms and critical theories of race and the racial break bear on writing about World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the post-9/11 “war on terror.” Writers will include Hersey, Inada, Komunyakaa, Morrison, Okada, Phillips, and Silko.