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Sean Gordon Lewis, Ph.D.

Sean Lewis

Associate Professor

Department of English

Knott Academic Center
Room 126

+ (301) 447-5027

Sean Lewis, Ph.D., came to the Mount in 2014, having previously taught at Wyoming Catholic College and The Catholic University of America. He has played various roles at the university since then, but his favorite is teaching students in the Core curriculum and the English major.

  • Ph.D., English Literature, The Catholic University of America (2011)
  • Certificate in Rhetoric, The Catholic University of America (2006)
  • M.St., with Distinction, English Literature, The University of Oxford, University College (2004)
  • B.A., Summa Cum Laude, English Literature, The University of Dallas (2003)
  • The Council of Independent Colleges and the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies, The Greek Hero (Washington, D.C., 2019)
  • The Class of 1950 Award (the highest service award given by Mount St. Mary’s University, given annually to one member of the faculty, staff or student body, 2018)
  • The Council of Independent Colleges and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Sight and Sound in Renaissance and Baroque Europe (c. 1300-1700) (Atlanta, 2016)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Tudor Books and Readers (Antwerp, London, and Oxford, 2012)
  • Chaucer
  • Medieval and Renaissance Literature
  • The Bible as Literature
  • The Epic

“Ottawanta, Our Lady of the Field(s), and the Persistence of Legend in American Catholicism,” U.S. Catholic Historian (Spring, 2020), 23-46.

Mathematics, Mystery, and Memento Mori: Teaching Humanist Theology in Dante’s Commedia,” Religions 10 (2019): Special Issue: “Teaching Dante.”

“Pynson’s Chaucers of 1526: Reading Cues and Reading Practices,” Enarratio Vol. 22 (2018), 32-60.

On the Road of the Text: Using Ductus to Teach Medieval Literature,” This Rough Magic, December 2017.

“Greek Theater,” “The Roman Epic,” “The Medieval Cathedral,” “Islam,” “Medieval Literature,” and “Medieval Drama” in Origins of the West Reader, ed. Gregory Murry (Hanover, PA: Invino Academic Publishing, 2014).

Catholic Themes in Shakespeare,” with Robert Miola (Loyola, Baltimore): Catholic Review Radio, April 26, 2021

Lewis also conducts a polyphonic ensemble at the Seton Shrine.