Arden HegeleMellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Lecturer in English and Comparative LiteratureEnglish & Comp Literature302 Heyman Center212-854-2389
Areas of Interest :19th century literature, Romanticism, poetics, women’s writing, medical humanities, literary technology
Arden Hegele is a Fellow in English at the Society of Fellows in the Humanities, having received her PhD from Columbia in 2016. She specializes in nineteenth-century British literature. Her book project, Reading Autopsy: The Medical Practice of Romantic Literature, argues that Romantic poetry and prose borrow formal methods from medical science, especially pathology and psychiatry. In addition to the medical humanities, her interests include the gendered body, literary interchange between British colonies, environmental science and technology, Irish literature, and rare books and manuscripts. She is the author of “Romantic Autopsy and Wordsworth’s Two-Part Prelude,” which won the 2014 North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper and was subsequently published in European Romantic Review, as well as articles published or forthcoming in Gender and Education, The Byron Journal, Persuasions, Romanticism, and Partial Answers, and her book reviews are published or forthcoming in Public Books, Review 19, Studies in Romanticism, Partial Answers, and Victorian Network. She is the Communications Fellow for the Romantic Bicentennials project.