Noah Heringman

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Associate Professor, English

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research description:

 

My research has explored the connections between British literature and geology in the Romantic period.More recently I have turned to the broader field of European natural history in the century before Darwin, with a particular emphasis on voyage narratives and colonial ethnography.One of my present concerns is to understand the emrgence of deep time, not only in its geological and evolutionary aspects, but in it human dimensions, as they were articulated by eighteenth-century explorers and art historians concerned with the “primitive” origin of the arts.Much of my recent scholarship is also concerned with the interaction of fieldworkers, illustrators, and authors in the study of natural history and antiquities.

 

relevant courses:

 

ENGL 4100/7100 Literature of Travel, Exploration, and Discovery

 

ENGL 4970 Literature and Science

 

See also english.missouri.edu/areas-fields/topical/litsci-studies.html