Jan. 27, 2006 English Department
Dr. Sean Meehan, assistant professor of English at Morningside College, has had his essay “Emerson’s Photographic Thinking” accepted for publication in the summer 2006 issue of Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory. Meehan’s essay explores Ralph Waldo Emerson’s interest in the emergence of photography in the mid-19th century and his use of photographic language.
Arizona Quarterly is a leading journal for American literary studies published by the University of Arizona. The journal publishes articles offering a variety of scholarly approaches to canonical and non-canonical works of American literature and film.
Meehan is the 2005-2006 recipient of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial Association Fellowship from Harvard University’s Houghton Library. He is currently at work on a book that will explore Emerson’s interest in education and argue for an “Emersonian” vision for American learning. He is the author of several published papers and book reviews in journals such as Prose Studies, Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, and Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies.
Meehan joined the Morningside faculty in 2004. He received his undergraduate degree in English from Princeton University, a master’s degree in English and American literature from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a doctorate in English and American literature from the University of Iowa. He is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English and the Modern Languages Association.