Associate Professor
affiliated researcher, LIRE (CNRS, UMR 5611)

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, where he specialized in nineteenth-century French literature. His publications include the books Authority in Crisis in French Literature, 1850-1880 (2014, forthcoming) and Leaving Parnassus: The Lyric Subject in Verlaine and Rimbaud (2007) and the edited volumes La Po├ęsie jubilatoire: Rimbaud, Verlaine et l'Album zutique (2010) and Models of Collaboration in Nineteenth-Century French Literature: Several Authors, One Pen (2009). He is currently coeditor-in-chief of Parade sauvage: revue d'├ętudes rimbaldiennes and of Revue Verlaine, the scholarly journals devoted to the poetry of Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine, respectively; and Associate Editor of Nineteenth-Century French Studies, one of the leading journals of French studies published in North America. 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.

Curriculum vitae (PDF)

E-mail: seth [dot] whidden [at] villanova [dot] edu
Office hours, 2013-14: on sabbatical leave, no office hours

Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
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last update 20 April 2014