Education: BA in philosophy, 2004, DePaul University, Chicago, IL; PhD in English, 2014, University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, MN. Selected Publications/Presentations: The Emily Dickinson Journal; Modern Language Association; American Comparative Literature Association; Midwest Modern Language Association; The Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Fellowships and Awards: DePaul University Excellence in Teaching Award; The DePaul / Art Institute of Chicago Innovative Teaching Award; The John C. Slater Fellowship at the American Philosophical Society; University of Minnesota Graduate Research Partnership Program Fellowship.
Keith Mikos completed his Ph.D. in English at the University of Minnesota, where he studied American literature, literary theory, and continental philosophy. He has held fellowships at both the American Philosophical Society and the Missouri Historical Society, and he teaches courses on American literature, literature and film, literature and art, interdisciplinary studies, and writing. Both his teaching and his research foreground interdisciplinarity to explore connections among literature, history, philosophy, science, and the visual arts.
Dr. Mikos’s most recent work addresses poetics and the Anthropocene, particularly issues related to Emily Dickinson, ecocriticism, thermodynamics and the post-human existential; his current book project, The Rise of the Small: Microscopy and the American Imagination, combines a genealogy of optical science with American literature to interpret the conceptual decentering of humanity’s position within nature.
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