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Reno, Seth

TitleAssociate Professor
DepartmentEnglish & Philosophy
Office HoursFall 2018 Office Hours: by appointment only
Office Location359A Liberal Arts


Seth Reno specializes in British Romanticism, ecocriticism, affect studies, environmental studies, and science studies. He hails from Ohio, where he received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Before joining AUM in 2013, Seth taught at Wittenberg University and Ohio State. He is the author of Amorous Aesthetics: Intellectual Love in Romantic Poetry and Poetics, 1788-1853 (Liverpool University Press, forthcoming 2018), editor of Romanticism and Affect Studies (Romantic Circles Praxis Series, 2018), and co-editor of Wordsworth and the Green Romantics: Affect and Ecology in the Nineteenth Century (University of New Hampshire Press, 2016). His current book project is a literary and artistic history of the early Anthropocene, tentatively titled Representing the Anthropocene, 1750-1884. He has also published over a dozen journal articles and book chapters on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature, art, and science. In addition to literature, Seth has a passion for food: he is a self-proclaimed foodie, he loves cooking, he teaches courses on food and culture, and he once came in fourth place at a burger-eating competition (he has since given up his professional food-eating aspirations).


EducationPh.D., The Ohio State University, 2011
M.A., The Ohio State University, 2007
B.A., The Ohio State University, 2005