Erik GrayProfessor of English and Comparative Literature616 Philosophy Hall
Office Hours:On Leave(212) 854-5789
Areas of Interest :Romantic and Victorian poetry; poetry and poetics; English literature and the classics
B.A., Cambridge (1994); Ph.D., Princeton (2000). Erik Gray specializes in poetry, particularly of nineteenth-century Britain. His books include The Art of Love Poetry (Oxford, 2018), Milton and the Victorians (Cornell, 2009), and The Poetry of Indifference, from the Romantics to the Rubáiyát (Massachusetts, 2005), as well as editions of Tennyson and Spenser. He has also published articles on a range of poets, including Homer, Virgil, Sidney, Milton, Pope, and Gray, in addition to Romantic and Victorian poets. For many years he has taught Columbia’s introduction to the English major (Literary Texts and Critical Methods), as well as lectures and seminars on nineteenth-century British literature and transhistorical courses on poetry.