Eric Powell

Cohort Year: 2012
Research Interests: 19th Century British Poetry and Poetics. Romanticism. Working-class poetry. Marxism and Marxist Literary Theory. Theories of lyric poetry


Eric Powell was born in Los Alamos, NM, in 1985. He moved with his family to Tennessee in 1993, and went to Middle Tennessee State University for his B.A (2009). He received his M.A. from the University of Chicago in 2011, then taught briefly at Murray State University in Kentucky before returning to Chicago for Ph.D. program in English in 2012.



Co-coordinator of the Poetry and Poetics Workshop.

  • I will be teaching a lecture course in the Winter Quarter, titled "Radical Romanticism: Poetry, Piracy, Pornography"
  • Course Assistant, Shakespeare I: Histories and Comedies, The University of Chicago, Winter Quarter, 2016.
  • Course Assistant, History of the Novel, The University of Chicago, Fall Quarter, 2015.
  • Course Assistant, Introduction to Poetry, The University of Chicago, Fall Quarter, 2014.
  • Adjunct Professor, Murray State University, 2011-2012