Jacob Risinger

Assistant Professor


Jacob Risinger writes and teaches about the literature of the long Romantic period in a transatlantic context.  His current book project, Confirmed Tranquility: Stoic Romanticism and the Ethics of Emotion, examines the ways in which Stoicism became a subject of poetic reflection, ethical inquiry and political debate in the Romantic period. 

His essays have appeared or are forthcoming in ELH, SEL: Studies in English Literature, European Romantic Review, Romanticism and The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth.  A former Javits Fellow, his dissertation won the Howard Mumford Jones prize at Harvard University in 2014.

Selected Publications

Curriculum Vitae

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Areas of Expertise
  • Romanticism
  • Poetry and poetics
  • Literature and philosophy of the long eighteenth century
  • Transatlantic studies
  • PhD, Harvard University, 2014
  • MSt, Oxford University, 2007
  • BA, Middlebury College, 2006

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