Noah Heringman


Noah Heringman teaches courses on the Romantic period and on poetry, aesthetic theory, and the cultural history of science. His earlier publications include Romantic Rocks, Aesthetic Geology (Cornell University Press, 2004), a study of the relationship between British Romanticism and early earth science, and an edited collection, Romantic Science: The Literary Forms of Natural History (SUNY Press, 2003), featuring essays by several distinguished scholars in the field. His articles and chapters have appeared in SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, Studies in Romanticism, The Huntington Library Quarterly, and other journals and collections.  Heringman's new book, Sciences of Antiquity: Romantic Antiquarianism, Natural History, and Knowledge Work, was published in April 2013 by Oxford University Press.  Current projects include a new monograph on geology and prehistory; Romantic Antiquarianism, a volume co-edited with Crystal Lake that is forthcoming in the Romantic Circles Praxis Series (January 2014); and a digital edition of Vetusta Monumenta (co-edited with Anne Myers et al., in progress).


PhD 1998, Harvard University


Selected Publications

  •   "The Sublime of Raw Materials: Herzog’s Heart of Glass," in A Companion to Werner Herzog, ed. Brad Prager (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), 256-280.

    "Romanticism," in The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science, ed. Bruce C. Clarke and Manuela Rossini (New York: Routledge, 2011), 462-73.

  •  "Romantic Explorations of Antiquity: Customs and Manners in d'Hancarville's Antiquités Etrusques, Grecques, et Romaines," in Romantic Explorations: Papers from the Koblenz Conference, ed. Michael Meyer (Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2010), 149-71.

  • "Geology's Youthful Romance with the Landscape" (essay review), Earth Sciences History 29.2 (Fall 2010): 346-52.

  • "Natural History in the Romantic Period," in A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age, ed. Jon Klancher (Oxford: Blackwell, 2009), 141-67.

  • "'Very vain is Science' proudest boast': The Resistance to Geological Theory in Early Nineteenth-Century England," in The Revolution in Geology from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, ed. Gary D. Rosenberg (Boulder: Geological Society of America, 2009), 235-45.

  • "Picturesque Ruin and Geological Antiquity: Thomas Webster and Sir Henry Englefield on the Isle of Wight," in The Making of the Geological Society of London, ed. Simon J. Knell and Cherry Lewis (London: Geological Society, 2009), 299-317.

  • "'Manlius to Peter Pindar': Satire, Masculinity and Patriotism in the 1790s," Romantic Circles Praxis Series (May 2006)

Courses Taught

  • English 2000: Deep Time in Literature and Science

  • English 3200: Survey of British Literature, Beginning to 1784

  • English 4100/7100: Literature of Travel, Exploration, and Discovery

  • English 4250/7250: British Romanticism

  • English 8070: History of Criticism and Theory

  • English 8250: Ballads and Revivals