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Sean Guynes
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Speculative Fiction l 20th Century American Literature and Culture l Comics

Office: C707 Wells Hall
Email: guynesse@msu.edu
Website: https://seanguynes.com
Twitter: @SeanGuynes

M.A. in American Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston
B.A. in Anthropology and Linguistics, Western Washington University

Sean A. Guynes is a Ph.D. student in 20th-century American Literature and Culture, and his work looks broadly at speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, the weird) and comics as they engage American racial, gender, sexual, and class politics of identity and belonging. His research has appeared in The Public Journal of Semiotics and The International Journal of Comic Art, and he has work forthcoming in Studies in American Culture and in a collection on subalternity in superhero comics. He is currently co-editing a book with Dan Hassler-Forest (Utrecht University) titled Star Wars and the History of Transmedia Storytelling (Amsterdam UP).

In addition to presenting at regional conferences, Sean has presented twice at SCMS, including as organizer/chair of the session “Transmedia Storytelling in the Star Wars Franchise,” and he is the organizer/chair of the MLA 2017 session “Science Fiction and the Limits of Counterculture” (selected as a Presidential Theme session). He has peer-reviewed manuscripts for Science Fiction Film and Television and MOSF: Journal of Science Fiction.

Sean is currently an editorial assistant to the Journal of Popular Culture.


Instructor, Michigan State University

IAH201: United States and the World (Sum16) 

Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University

IAH201: United States and the World (F15, S16)
IAH207: Literatures, Cultures, Identities—Race in America (F16)
IAH207: Literatures, Cultures, Identities—Dangerous Art (S17)

Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts Boston

AMST101: Popular Culture in the U.S. (F13, S14)
AMST203: The Thirties (S14)
AMST206: The Sixties (F13)