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, sound, and media studies. His dissertation attends to the media unconscious of confessional poetry. Excerpts of his research 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 currently finishing up his dissertation with the support of the Ballard and Seashore Dissertation 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.
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.