Sean C. Goodlett

Economics, History and Political Science School of Arts and Sciences
Sean C. Goodlett
978.665.3832 Office: Miller 302B
Office Hours
Spring 2024

On Sabbatical Spring 2024

Courses Taught

Graduate Instruction:
History 9022, Enlightenment and Counter-Enlightenment
History 9020, The European Enlightenment
History 9009, European Popular Culture
History 8053, Rousseau and Revolution
History 7450, Graduate Historiography
History 7015, The Origins of the French Revolution
History 7011, The Book in Early Modern European History
Undergraduate Instruction:
FYE 1011, First-Year Experience Seminar
History 4500, Senior Seminar
History/Political Science 4200, History of Political Theory
History 3422, The Second World War
History 3420, French Revolution
History 2270, The European Renaissance
History 2080, The European Enlightenment
History 2020, Ancient Greece and Rome
History 2000, Historical Methods
History 1100, Online World Civilizations II
History 1000, World Civilizations I
Honors 2225, Honors History Seminar
Honors 1250, Changing World II
Honors 1150, Changing World I
Courses in Development:
History 1800, U.S. Military History I


Ph.D., University of Oregon, August 2000
Early Modern and Modern European History (Early Modern Britain Minor)
Dissertation:  “The Origins of Celebrity: The Eighteenth-Century Anglo-French Press Reception of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.”

M.A., University of Oregon, August 1994
History of Britain and its Empire (Colonial American Minor)

M.A., Texas Tech University, August 1992
British and American Literature

B.A., The University of Texas at Arlington, May 1990
History and Classical Studies (Double Major)

Dr. Goodlett's area of specialty is the cultural and social history of print (histoire du livre) and the periodical press in early modern Europe, and he has a continuing interest in the history of philosophy. He is currently working on research in equity-based pedagogies.

Current Projects:

Scholarly Editing:

Book review editor and associated peer reviewer for Currents in Teaching and Learning, 2008 - 2014.

History Field Editor for ECCB: The Eighteenth-Century Current Bibliography (New York: AMS Press), from summer 2000 to the summer of 2008: new series volumes 25 through 30.

 Krishnamurthy, Ramesh, Sean C. Goodlett and Marvin E. Kirk, eds. The Pauling Symposium: A Discourse on the Art of Biography. Proceedings of the Conference on the Life and Work of Linus Pauling (1901-1994), 28 February through 2 March, 1995. (Corvallis: Oregon State University Libraries, 1996).

 History Field Assistant Editor of The Eighteenth Century: A Current Bibliography, from summer 1996 to summer 2000: new series volumes 22 through 24. Raymond F. Birn, Field Editor.

Book review of Benjamin Ginsberg's Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters (Oxford University Press, 2011), in Currents in Teaching and Learning, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2012), 56-59.

Review of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching website for Currents in Teaching and Learning, Vol. 3, No. 1 (2010), pp. 46-48.

Book review of Eli Friedlander’s J.J. Rousseau: An Afterlife of Words (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004) for H-France, Vol. 9, No. 128 (October, 2009), pp. 537-40.

Book review of James Lang’s On Course: A Week-By-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching (Cambridge: Harvard University, 2008) for Currents in Teaching and Learning, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2009), 61-62.

Entry for “Guillaume-Thomas Raynal” in France and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History. Bill Marshall, editor. (Oxford: ABC-Clio, 2005), vol. 3, 978-9.

Biographical entry for Marc-Michel Rey in the OUP Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003), vol. 3, 457-8.

Entries for “Paul-Henri Thiry, baron d’Holbach,” the “Histoire des deux Indes by the ‘abbé’ Guillaume-Thomas Raynal,” and “Switzerland,” in Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001), vol. 2, 1076-77; vol. 3, 2030-31; and vol. 4, 2357-61.

Translator and Editor of the correspondence of Jean André Deluc, Jean-André Mongez, Jean Senebier, Martin van Marum, and Pahin de la Blancherie within Jungnickel, Christa and Russell McCormmach, Cavendish: The Experimental Life. (Cranbury: Bucknell University Press, 1999), 546-51, 557-8, 604-6, 611-623, and 697-9. 

Book review of Adrian Johns’ The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998) for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 33 (Fall 1999): 149-150.

Book review of Maurice Cranston’s Solitary Self: Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Exile and Adversity (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997), for The Eighteenth Century: A Current Bibliography, n.s. 23 (1997), 293-294.

American Historical Association (AHA)

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
     Member, Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (NEASECS)

Société internationale d’étude du dix-huitième siècle (C18)

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)