Erica Fretwell

Assistant Professor


Ph..D. Duke University
Humanities 340

Professor Erica Fretwell's research and teaching interests include nineteenth-century American literature and culture, theories of emotion, the history of science and technology, as well as race, gender, and disability studies. Her book Sensory Experiments: Psychophysics and the Aesthetics of Feeling (Duke University Press) is forthcoming. She has edited a special issue of Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities on "Common Senses and Critical Sensibilities," and is part of the editorial collective for the Palgrave Handbook of Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Literature and Science. She has published essays in American Literary History and J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, and has contributed book chapters to Timelines of American Literature (Johns Hopkins UP), The New Whitman Studies (Cambridge UP), and the Cambridge Companion to Food and Literature (Cambridge UP). These publications can be accessed here.