Denise Gigante

Professor of English

Denise Gigante teaches British Romanticism, as well as the longer historical tradition of poetry and poetics, the English periodical essay, taste, gastronomy, aesthetic theory, antiquarianism, and the history of the book.  She is currently working on The Book Madness: A Story of Book Collectors in America and is the author of The Keats Brothers: The Life of John and George,  Life: Organic Form and Romanticism, Taste: A Literary History, The Great Age of the English Essay, and Gusto: Essential Writings in Nineteenth-Century Gastronomy. She received her BA from Yale University and her Ph.D. from Princeton.