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Reno, Seth

TitleAssociate Professor
DepartmentEnglish & Philosophy
Office HoursSpring 2018: Wednesdays, 7-11am (online)
Office Location359A Liberal Arts


Seth Reno specializes in British Romanticism, ecocriticism, affect studies, and Anthropocene 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), and co-editor of Wordsworth and the Green Romantics: Affect and Ecology in the Nineteenth Century (University of New Hampshire Press, 2016). Current projects include a monograph on the literary and artistic history of the Anthropocene, tentatively titled Representing Climate Change, 1784-2015, and a special volume of Romantic Circles Praxis Series on “Romanticism and Affect Studies.” He has also published a number of articles on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature and art. 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