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 twentieth-century poetry and poetics, with additional concentrations in trauma and media studies. His dissertation attends to the media unconscious of postwar confessional poetry from Robert Lowell to Kamau Brathwaite. Excerpts of his research on this and related topics have appeared or are forthcoming in Modernism/modernity, the Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies and the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies.
With the support of the T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Jeremy will be conducting research this fall at the BBC archives and the British Library. His current work is also supported by the Marcus Bach Graduate Fellowship. For his teaching and service in GEL, Jeremy was awarded the Council on Teaching’s Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award and the W.R. Irwin Award for Excellence in Teaching GEL. He currently co-chairs the GEL Textbook Committee.
Jeremy earned his B.A. in political science at the University of California, Davis, which awarded him the annual Clyde Jacobs and Larry Peterman Distinguished Scholar Award for his research on the geopolitics of energy coercion in Eastern Europe. After earning his M.A. in the humanities at the University of Chicago for his work on the ethics and aesthetics of war trauma, Jeremy served as an adjunct faculty teaching rhetoric and composition in the English, Theatre and Journalism Department of Harold Washington College. Jeremy joined the University of Iowa’s English Department in 2017.