The University of Iowa

Eric Gidal

Eric Gidal
Associate Professor
Education: 
Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1995; M.A. University of Michigan, 1992
Office: 
366 EPB
Phone: 
319-335-1510
Curriculum Vitae: 

I teach courses in poetry, aesthetics, and the visual arts, and in eighteenth-century and Romantic-era literature, particularly in reference to media studies, information theory, and environmental concerns.  I am the author of Poetic Exhibitions: Romantic Aesthetics and the Pleasures of the British Museum (Bucknell UP, 2001) and articles on poetry and museums, melancholy and social theory, Romantic climatology, and the writings of Mme de Staël.  My book on Ossian, geology, and industrial history is forthcoming from the University of Virginia Press.  I am the Editor of Philological Quarterly and the Director of the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Interdisciplinary Working Group at the University of Iowa Obermann Center for Advanced Studies.

Philological Quarterly.