Sean DiLeonardi

The 20th/21st Century Workshop is pleased to welcome:

Sean DiLeonardi

Teaching Fellow and Graduate Student, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Cryptographic Reading: Machine Translation, the New Criticism, and Nabokov’s Pnin

On Monday, November 19th from 12pm-1:20pm in Rosenwald 405.

with respondent Michael Dango, Humanities Teaching Fellow, University of Chicago

Sean DiLeonardi’s paper, to be read in advance, is available here. In addition, he has provided a brief introduction (1 page) and archival sample (1 page) for shared discussion. The paper itself is password-protected, so please email the coordinators if you need access.

Please do not cite or circulate the works in progress without the author’s explicit consent.

This event is free and open to the public. We are committed to making our workshop fully accessible to persons with disabilities. Please direct any questions and concerns to the workshop coordinators, Jordan Pruett ( and Rivky Mondal (

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