Sean DiLeonardi

Brittain Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Office Location:
Skiles 304
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Overview

I research and teach about contemporary literature, broadly examining the relationship between aesthetics and questions of race, technology, science, and mathematics. My interdisciplinary background in the digital humanities and media studies motivates my work to trace elements of literary production to other disciplinary histories. I am currently writing a book entitled Improbable Realism, which examines a formal preoccupation with quantifying the unquantifiable, a phenomenon that I argue underwrites the co-emergence of postwar realism and digital media. Material from this project appears in Post45 and is also forthcoming in an international collection on translation studies from Artois Press.

At Georgia Tech, I teach courses that develop fundamental skills in literary analysis, rhetoric, digital literacy, and communication. My current course, "Narrative Games," examines the reciprocity between gameplay and narrative through a range of media forms, from the ancient Chinese I-Ching to interactive HTML fiction, from the analog to the digital, with the goal of fostering effective practices as writers, communicators, and critical thinkers.

Education:
  • Ph.D. English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.A. English, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • B.A. English/Education, Illinois State University