Noah Heringman

Noah Heringman
Curators' Professor of English
326 Tate

PhD 1998, Harvard University

Research and Teaching

Romanticism, literature and science, critical theory

Noah Heringman teaches courses on British Romanticism, literature and science, poetic genres, and critical theory. He has completed three scholarly monographs: Romantic Rocks, Aesthetic Geology (Cornell University Press, 2004); Sciences of Antiquity: Romantic Antiquarianism, Natural History, and Knowledge Work (Oxford University Press, 2013); and Deep Time: A Literary History (Princeton University Press, forthcoming 2022). He has also edited or co-edited several collections of essays and journal volumes, including Romantic Science: The Literary Forms of Natural History (2003); Romantic Antiquarianism (2014), co-edited with Crystal B. Lake; and Romantic Theories of Life: Between Living and Nonliving (2019), co-edited with Richard C. Sha. Heringman has published articles in Representations, Studies in Romanticism, SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, and other journals, as well as numerous book chapters. In 2017, Heringman and Lake received a three-year Scholarly Editions grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for Vetusta Monumenta, which they co-edit with Katharina Boehm. The first volume was completed in 2019 and the project received an additional one-year NEH grant in 2020. Heringman’s research has also been supported by fellowships from the Huntington Library (2000-2001) and the National Humanities Center (2014-2015).

Selected Publications

“The Rocks Must Be Strange,” LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture 12 (2020): 94-99.

“Primitive Arts and Sciences and the Body of Knowledge in Blake’s Epics,” William Blake: Modernity and Disaster, ed. Tilottama Rajan and Joel Faflak (Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2020), 30-53.

“Vom Uranfänglichen und Primitiven: Zur Vorgeschichte der ‘Tiefenzeit,’” Erdgeschichten: Literatur und Geologie im langen 19. Jahrhundert, ed. Peter Schnyder (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2020), 29-45.

“Science and Human Animality in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,” The Wordsworth Circle 50.1 (Winter 2019): 127-45. 

“Antiquarianism,” William Blake in Context, ed. Sarah Haggarty (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2019), 245-53.

“Stadial Environmental History in the Voyage Narratives of George and John Reinhold Forster,” Curious Encounters: Voyaging, Collecting, and Making Knowledge in the Long 18th Century, ed. Adriana Craciun and Mary Terrall (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019), 206-28. 

Online Publications