Seth Whidden

Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Editor, Nineteenth-Century French Studies (ISSN 0146-7891)

Office hours, spring 2016: TR 9-10 and by appointment

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Curriculum vitae (PDF)

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 member of the Advisory Board of journals such as Parade sauvage and Revue Verlaine, the scholarly journals devoted to the works of Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine, respectively; and an affiliated member of the research group IHRIM (Institut d’histoire des représentations et des idées dans les modernités), UMR 5317.

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.


last update 10 January 2016