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Jeremy Lowenthal

Research Interests

Transatlantic modernism, media and sound studies, and trauma theory

Jeremy Lowenthal is an English Ph.D. candidate and general education literature (GEL) instructor at the University of Iowa. His research focuses on the capacities of various intermedial poetics to bear witness to history. Forthcoming in Modernism/modernity, Jeremy’s first article on this topic, “Traumaphonic Rift in Sylvia Plath’s Aerial Poetics,” explores how the radio medium shaped Ariel’s famous representations of personal and collective trauma. He is currently preparing a related manuscript entitled “Sound in Memoriam: the Traumatic Resonance of David Jones’s In Parenthesis,” which considers how the productions of the BBC Third Programme (1946-1967) enabled the British listening public to work through the disasters of world war one and two.

Jeremy came to the University of Iowa after earning his B.A. in political science at the University of California, Davis, in 2013, and his M.A. in the humanities at the University of Chicago in 2015. In Chicago, he also worked as a legal writer for Hudson Legal Group, an immigration law firm, and as an adjunct instructor at Harold Washington College, where he taught introductory courses in literary studies and composition.