|B.A.||English||Saint Joseph's University|
Sweeney teaches a range of courses in literature, expository writing, and critical theory, including sympathy and the early-American novel; race and incarceration in Poe’s America; American literature, magazines, and mass print; captivity and sentiment in the early Atlantic world; and Melville.
In 2010, he received the Chancellor’s Innovation in Teaching Award from The University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
- “Throwing Stones Across the Potomac: The Colored American Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, and the Cultural Politics of National Reunion,” American Periodicals 29.2 (2019): 135-162
- Rvw. of Daniel Hack, Reaping Something New: African American Transformations of Victorian Literature (Princeton, 2016), American Literary History Online Review Series XIV (2017)
- Rvw. of Eric Gardner, Black Print Unbound: The Christian Recorder, African American Literature, and Periodical Culture. American Periodicals 26 (2016): 224-27.
- Doctor Jekyll and Mister Jim Crow: Medical Professionalism, Race, and Postsentimentalism in The Marrow of Tradition.” The Sentimental Mode, ed. Jennifer Williamson, Jennifer Larson, and Ashley Reed (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014): 15-35.
- Rvw. of Michael Gorra, Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece. Journal of American Studies of Turkey 40 (2014): 156-59.
- Amelia in the Digitally-Archived Republic of Letters; Just Teach One. Common-Place: The Interactive Journal of Early American Life, June 2013.