Gillen D'Arcy Wood

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Research Interests

Climate Change, Disaster Studies, Environmental History, History of Earth Sciences


Ph.D Columbia University, 2000


Environmental Writing, Poetry and Poetics, The Anthropocene, History of Earth Sciences


  • ESE/ENGL 360 Environmental Writing
  • ESE/ENGL 477 Advanced Environmental Writing
  • ESE/ENGL 498 Environmental Writing for Publication
  • ESE/ENGL 293 The Anthropocene
  • GEOL 201 History of Geology
  • ENGL 431 Green Romanticism
  • ENGL 300 Can Poetry Save the Earth?

Available to journalists to discuss the COVID-19-related topic(s) below

  • Historical perspective on pandemics

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Research Output

  • Arctic voyages (1838–1842): Sir Edward Sabine, James Ross, and the magnetic sublime

    Wood, G. DA., Mar 1 2019, In : Wordsworth Circle. 50, 2, p. 237-246 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Climate Delusion: Hurricane Sandy, Sea-Level Rise, and 1840s Catastrophism

    Wood, G. DA., 2019, In : Humanities. 8, 131

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Ghosts of 1816

    Wood, G. DA., 2019, Romantic Climates: Literature and Science in an Age of Catastrophe. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 191 199 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Interglacial Victorians

    Wood, G. DA., 2018, Victorian Sustainability in Literature and Culture. Routledge, p. 220 225 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    • 7 Invited talk
    • 2 Editorial activity

    Review 19 (Journal)

    Gillen D'Arcy Wood (Editorial board member)

    2017 → …

    Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Byron, the Baroness de Krüdener, and the Summer of 1816

    Gillen D'Arcy Wood (Invited speaker)

    Apr 2016

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Fire and Ice: Volcanoes and Ice Cores as Natural Archive

    Gillen D'Arcy Wood (Invited speaker)

    Oct 2018

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk