The University of Iowa

Eric Gidal

Eric Gidal
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1995; M.A. University of Michigan, 1992
366 EPB
Curriculum Vitae: 

My teaching and scholarship stem from my interest in British and European romanticism as a mode of artistic expression rooted in the intellectual, technological, and cultural developments of the eighteenth century. I teach courses in eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century literature, poetic form, and aesthetic theory. My scholarship explores the relationship between literature and the visual arts, the emergence of the aesthetic as a secular category of ethical experience and communal identity, the affective dimension of national ideologies and the public sphere, and the implications of current environmental concerns for understanding literary celebrations of autonomy and civil society.

I also serve as the Editor of Philological Quarterly.