Research Interests20th-Century Poetry and Poetics; Media, Sound, & Trauma Theory
Jeremy Lowenthal is an English Ph.D. candidate and General Education Literature (GEL) instructor at the University of Iowa, where he studies 20th-century poetry and poetics with additional concentrations in media, sound, and trauma theory. Excerpts from his dissertation, “The Sound of the Reel: Literature and Trauma in the New Media Age,” have appeared or are forthcoming in Modernism/modernity, the Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies, and the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies.
Jeremy’s doctoral research has earned him the Graduate College Summer Fellowship and the Marcus Bach Graduate Fellowship, as well the Dietz Poetry Essay Prize and the Prairie Lights/Sherman Paul Dissertation Scholarship. For his service and teaching in the GEL program, Jeremy was awarded the Council on Teaching’s Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award and the W.R. Irwin Award for Excellence in Teaching General Education Literature.
Jeremy came to the University of Iowa after earning his B.A. in political science at the University of California, Davis and his M.A. in the humanities at the University of Chicago. Before joining the University of Iowa, he served as an adjunct faculty in the English, Theatre and Journalism Department of Harold Washington College in Chicago.