Sean O'Sullivan

Associate Professor, Department of English

The Ohio State University

Sean O'Sullivan is Director of Project Narrative, Associate Professor of English, and a faculty member in the Film Studies Program. He is the author of Mike Leigh (2011), a volume in the Contemporary Film Directors series from the University of Illinois Press. His articles and book chapters on serial narrative and television include such topics as: The Sopranos and episodic storytelling; modernist structure in Mad Men; poetic design and the serial season; Deadwood and Charles Dickens; third seasons; satisfaction; and the neglected showrunner Ingmar Bergman. Before entering graduate school, he worked as a sportswriter for The Boston Globe and as a production staffer on several films in New York City.