Jocelyn Holland

Jocelyn Holland
Associate Professor

Office Location

Phelps 6327


Jocelyn Holland's research interests include the many intersections of literature, science and technology in the Enlightenment, the Goethe era, and Romanticism.

She has published two book-length studies. The first, Romanticism and Science: the Procreative Poetics of Goethe, Novalis and Ritter (Routledge 2009) considers the far-reaching discourse on procreation in Romantic poetics. The second, Key Texts of Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776-1810) on the Science and Art of Nature (Brill 2010) is a bilingual edition of Ritter's two-volume fragment project as well as two of his major essays (Physics as Art and the Attempt at a History of the Fates of Chemical Theory in the Past Centuries). Together with Susanne Strätling, she has also published a special edition of the journal Configurations titled "Aesthetics of the Tool: Technologies, Figures and Instruments of Literature." During 2012 she spent nine months in Berlin through a fellowship sponsored by the Alexander Von Humboldt Stiftung for a project titled "Instruments of Reason, Translations of Knowledge: Perspectives on Eighteenth-century Technology."