Indiana University, Bloomington
Christoph Irmscher is Provost Professor of English at Indiana University Bloomington. His books include The Poetics of Natural History, Longfellow Redux, and Public Poet, Private Man as well as the co-edited collection A Keener Perception: Ecocritical Studies in American Art History (with Alan Braddock, College of William and Mary). For the Library of America, he has edited John James Audubon's Writings and Drawings. His most recent book, the biography Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, was selected as “Editor’s Choice” by the New York Times Book Review. Christoph Irmscher’s fields of expertise include 19th and 20th century American and Canadian literature, with a special focus on nature and science writing, history of the book, and poetry. He was featured in two documentaries about John James Audubon, the award-winning American Masters program Drawn from Nature and, more recently, A Summer of Birds, produced by Louisiana Public Television. His online exhibit on H. W Longfellow won a Leab Award from the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries. He can be reached through his homepage at www.christophirmscher.com.
Essays in Partial Answers
Susan Fenimore Cooper’s Ecology of Reading
Volume 12, Issue 1, January 2014
Listening to Eliot’s Thrush
Volume 12, Issue 2, June 2014
Literature and Science