Eric Gidal


I teach courses in environmental literary studies, public humanities, and European literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with emphases in media studies, information theory, and environmental history.  My most recent book, Ossianic Unconformities: Bardic Poetry in the Industrial Age (Virginia UP, 2015), explores a modern quest to locate vestiges of ancient poetry in the landscapes of an industrial world.  My more recent publications continue to study the intersections of environmental and literary history in Scottish and French romanticism.  I have also published several co-authored articles that apply methods from geographical information science, computational linguistics, and network modelling to the print archive of Scottish industrialization.  

I am also the Editor of Philological Quarterly.  

Recent Publications:

Research Interests:
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Media, and Culture 
Environmental Humanities 
Public Humanities

Eric Gidal CV

Eric Gidal
Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1995; M.A. University of Michigan, 1992
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Iowa City, IA 52242
United States