Seth Whidden holds a B.A. from Union College, an M.A. from The Ohio State University, and an A.M. and a Ph.D. from Brown University. A specialist in nineteenth-century French literature, his publications include the books Authority in Crisis in French Literature, 1850–1880 (2014) and Leaving Parnassus: The Lyric Subject in Verlaine and Rimbaud (2007), the edited volumes La Poésie jubilatoire: Rimbaud, Verlaine et l'Album zutique (2010) and Models of Collaboration in Nineteenth-Century French Literature: Several Authors, One Pen (2009), and a number of critical editions, articles, and translations. He is the editor of Nineteenth-Century French Studies, one of the leading journals of French studies published in North America; a coeditor of Parade sauvage: revue d'études rimbaldiennes, the scholarly journal devoted to the poetry of Arthur Rimbaud; a member of the Advisory Board of Revue Verlaine, the journal of Verlaine studies; and an affiliated member of the research group LIRE (CNRS, UMR 5611). He teaches a wide range of courses in Villanova's program in French and Francophone Studies, from language-based courses to upper-level seminars on various aspects of French literature and culture.
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E-mail: seth [dot] whidden [at] villanova
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last update 15 June2015