Arden Hegele

Lecturer in English Columbia University

Arden Hegele received her PhD from Columbia University 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 in Gender and Education, The Byron Journal, and Persuasions, and her book reviews are published or forthcoming in Public Books, Review 19, Studies in Romanticism, Victorian Network and Partial Answers.