Noah Heringman


Noah Heringman teaches courses on the Romantic period and on poetry, aesthetic theory, and the cultural history of science. His publications include Romantic Rocks, Aesthetic Geology (Cornell University Press, 2004), and an edited volume, Romantic Science: The Literary Forms of Natural History (SUNY Press, 2003), as well as numerous articles appearing in SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, Studies in Romanticism, The Huntington Library Quarterly, and other journals and collections.  Heringman's latest book, Sciences of Antiquity: Romantic Antiquarianism, Natural History, and Knowledge Work, was published in 2013 by Oxford University Press.  Romantic Antiquarianism, a volume co-edited with Crystal B. Lake, appeared in June 2014, and another collaborative project, a digital edition of Vetusta Monumenta (co-edited with Lake, Anne Myers, and Matthew Reeve), is underway.  His work has been supported by fellowships from the Huntington Library (2000-2001) and the National Humanities Center, where he will spend 2014-2015 working on a new monograph project, Deep Time and the Prehistoric Turn


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.

Online Publications


Romantic Antiquarianism.  Coedited with Crystal B. Lake.  Peer-reviewed online volume in  Romantic Circles Praxis Series (University of Maryland), published June 2014. 


"'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