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Sean Keilen

Affiliate Faculty, Theater Arts
Professor of Literature
Provost, Porter College
Director, Shakespeare Workshop

Shakespeare, Ovid, British Literature to 1800, history and theory of criticism, literature and the fine arts, literature and philosophy, humanities in the public sphere, analog humanities, aesthetic education, beauty

Education and Training: 
Ph.D., Department of English, Stanford University
M.A., Faculty of English, Cambridge University
B.A., English and Classics, Williams College
Honors and Awards: 
  • John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
  • Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Fellowship, National Humanities Center
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Long-term Fellowship, Folger Shakespeare Library


Office: 831-459-3700 (Porter College)
Provost's Office, Porter College
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