College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Research Interests20th- and 21st-Century American & British Poetry & Poetics; Trauma, Media, and Sound Studies
Jeremy Lowenthal is an English Ph.D. candidate and General Education Literature (GEL) instructor at the University of Iowa, where he studies twentieth- and twenty-first-century poetry and poetics, with additional concentrations in trauma, media, and sound studies. His dissertation attends to the media unconscious of confessional poetry. His research on this and related topics have appeared or are forthcoming in Modernism/modernity, The Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies, and Poetics Today.
With the support of the T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship and the Marcus Bach Graduate Fellowship, Jeremy conducted research in Fall 2021 at the BBC Archives and the British Library. He is now finishing up his dissertation with the support of the Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Fellowship. For his teaching and service in GEL, Jeremy was awarded both 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.
Before joining the University of Iowa’s English Department in 2017, Jeremy earned his M.A. in the humanities at the University of Chicago. He also worked as an adjunct faculty teaching introductory composition in the English, Theatre and Journalism Department of Harold Washington College.