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Prof. Sean O'Sullivan

Sean O'Sullivan
Sean O'Sullivan

Sean O'Sullivan is Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University, where he is also a member of the Film Studies Program.

He is the author of Mike Leigh (2011), a volume in the University of Illinois series on Contemporary Film Directors. He has written numerous essays on serial narrative and television, including such topics as: serial narrative and poetic form; Deadwood and Charles Dickens; Mad Men and modernist television; The Sopranos and episodic storytelling; the legacy of The Singing Detective; and the influential showrunners Krzysztof Kieslowski and Ingmar Bergman. His current book project examines the serial forms of the televisual "sonnet-season," moving sequentially from pilots through narrative middles to the dissatisfactions of conclusions. For more information, click here.

In April-May 2014 he will be a visiting fellow at John-F.-Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien, Freie Universität Berlin, where he will be discussing research projects in workshops, as well as giving talks in seminars, the JFK Research Colloquium, and conferences at the John F. Kennedy Institute.

From 2014 to 2016, he will be director of Project Narrative at Ohio State.

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