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. His publications include Romantic Rocks, Aesthetic Geology (Cornell University Press, 2004); an edited volume, Romantic Science: The Literary Forms of Natural History (SUNY Press, 2003); and essays in Representations, Studies in Romanticism, SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, and other journals, as well as numerous book chapters. Heringman's second monograph, 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 and Katharina Boehm) is currently underway. His work has been supported by year-long fellowships from the Huntington Library and from the National Humanities Center, where he spent 2014-2015 working on a new monograph project, Deep Time and the Prehistoric Turn.  In 2017, Heringman and Lake received a three-year Scholarly Editions grant for Vetusta Monumenta from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the first volume was completed in 2019.

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