Sean Scanlan

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Sean Scanlan, Assistant Professor

Professional Bio:

Sean joined the City Tech English Department in 2010. Prior to arriving in Brooklyn, he lived in Iowa City, Iowa and taught English at the University of Iowa and Kirkwood Community College. Sean enjoys taking things apart (and fixing things-sometimes), painting, cycling, and Nordic skiing. Since moving to New York, he has become a student of New York City, especially the Brooklyn waterfront and street art. He lives with his family in Park Slope.

Courses Taught:

ENG 1101,ENG 1121, ENG 2000


Ph.D., English, University of Iowa

Academic Interests:

Sean’s teaching and research interests include: American and world literature, New York City history and literature, new theories of narration, globalization, and homesickness, how to write music/book/architecture reviews, and the effect that technology has on reading and writing.


“Going No Place? Foreground Nostalgia and Psychological Spaces in Wharton’s The House of Mirth.” Style 44.1-2 (2010): 207-29.  » More Info

“Introduction: Nostalgia.” Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies 5 (2004): 3-9.   » More Info

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