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William Sean Dillon Marple

William Sean Dillon Marple

William Sean Dillon Marple

Graduate Student


400 Hall of Languages

  • Degree: Began PhD program in 2015
  • Concentration: American Literature (19th-century)
  • Advisor: Dorri Beam

Wil Marple is studying American literature of the long nineteenth century with special attention to the Transcendentalists and other authors of the mid-century “American Renaissance.” His current research is informed by the notion that expectations shape perception, examining how works of fiction grapple with expectations formed in relation to custom, habit, and tradition. He has served as the instructor of record for WRT 105 and WRT 205.

  • BA English, Gettysburg College