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James Everett Seaton, Professor, Department of English, Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Michigan State University is a public research university in East Lansing, Michigan, USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act.MSU pioneered the studies of packaging,...

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James Seaton was born in Iowa, received B. A. from the University of Illinois  at Urbana, and .earned a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature with a major in Greek
Greek language
Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages. Native to the southern Balkans, it has the longest documented history of any Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the majority of its history;...

 and Latin
Latin
Latin is an Italic language originally spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. It, along with most European languages, is a descendant of the ancient Proto-Indo-European language. Although it is considered a dead language, a number of scholars and members of the Christian clergy speak it fluently, and...

 from the University of Iowa
University of Iowa
The University of Iowa is a public state-supported research university located in Iowa City, Iowa, United States. It is the oldest public university in the state. The university is organized into eleven colleges granting undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees...

. He is a professor in the Department of English at Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Michigan State University is a public research university in East Lansing, Michigan, USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act.MSU pioneered the studies of packaging,...

, where he has taught since 1971. Seaton is married to playwright Sandra Seaton.

James Seaton has written or edited four books and published over 100 articles. He is a regular contributor to The Weekly Standard
The Weekly Standard
The Weekly Standard is an American neoconservative opinion magazine published 48 times per year. Its founding publisher, News Corporation, debuted the title September 18, 1995. Currently edited by founder William Kristol and Fred Barnes, the Standard has been described as a "redoubt of...

, and his essays and reviews have also appeared in The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal is an American English-language international daily newspaper. It is published in New York City by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corporation, along with the Asian and European editions of the Journal....

, The Hudson Review
The Hudson Review
The Hudson Review is a quarterly journal of literature and the arts. It was founded in 1947 in New York by William Ayers Arrowsmith, Joseph Deericks Bennett, and George Frederick Morgan. The first issue was introduced in the spring of 1948...

, The American Scholar (magazine)
The American Scholar (magazine)
The American Scholar is the literary quarterly of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, founded in 1932. The magazine has won fourteen National Magazine Awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors from 1999 to present, including awards for General Excellence...

, Yale Journal of Law and Humanities, First Things
First Things
First Things is an ecumenical journal focused on creating a "religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society". The journal is inter-denominational and inter-religious, representing a broad intellectual tradition of Christian and Jewish critique of contemporary society...

, Modern Age
Modern Age
Modern Age is an American conservative academic quarterly journal, founded in 1957 by Russell Kirk in close collaboration with Henry Regnery...

, The University Bookman, The Review of Metaphysics and The Journal of the History of Ideas, and many other academic and non-academic publications.

Books Written or Edited by Seaton


  • A Reading of Vergil's Georgics. Amsterdam: Hakkert, 1983.

Seaton's Contributions to Books

  • Introduction to Santayana Edition volume of Three Philosophical Poets from MIT Press. Forthcoming.






  • "The Humanities and Cultural Criticism: The Example of Ralph Ellison." Rejuvenating the Humanities. Ed. Ray Browne and Marshall Fishwick. Bowling Green: Bowling Green SU popular P, 1992. 101-108.


External links




  • “Defending the Humanities.” The Good Society
    The Good Society
    The Good Society is an academic journal. It is published twice a year by the Penn State University Press on behalf of The Committee for the Political Economy of the Good Society . Between 1991-1995, the journal went by the name The Newsletter of PEGS.- External links :*** at Project MUSE...

    17.2 (2008): 76-80. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/good_society/v017/17.2.seaton.html.