risinger website photo_2I’m an assistant professor of English at The Ohio State University, where I write and teach about Romantic   poetry and prose in a transatlantic context.  My book project, “Confirmed Tranquility: Romantic Stoicism 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.  While most of my work centers on British Romantic poetry, I’m also particularly interested in the transatlantic reception of Romanticism, its Enlightenment antecedents, and its environmental contours.  I’ve taught a range of classes that follow genres and thematic threads from the long eighteenth-century to their more contemporary manifestations.

Originally from Indiana, I graduated from Middlebury College in 2006, received a Master’s Degree from Oxford in 2007, and my PhD from Harvard in 2014.