Department of English Language and Literature
A.B. Vassar College
M.A. University of Michigan
Ph.D., State University of New York, Stony Brook
Sean P. T. Morris’ areas of interest include Beowulf, medieval studies, and screenwriting. During his upcoming sabbatical, he plans to translate with Tony Barnstone the medieval werewolf romance, William of Palerne (Morris on language, Barnstone on versification), as well as work on other long-standing projects: articles on “Beowulf and Game Theory”; “The Parson’s Tale and the Meaning of The Canterbury Tales”; and “‘Will You Not Come Down?’ Beowulf and Values in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings,” along with his pet project, a Socratic dialogue on The Meaning of Life.
What Morris Has Been Reading Lately: “Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature (another excellent book from one of the most important thinkers and best writers of our time. Thesis: Human violence has been steadily decreasing throughout history; it’s good to be alive now).”