Rick Ness

Email: rness2@wisc.edu

Research Interests
British Romanticism and literature of the long 18th century, the environmental humanities, the history and philosophy of science, transatlantic studies, critical theory, rhetoric, digital rhetoric
Composition and Rhetoric
Rick Ness


  • BA, DePauw University
  • MA, University of Chicago
  • MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dissertation Project

Vibrant Meter: The Rhetorical Ecology of Romanticism


  • “Song of Experience: John Clare’s Empirical Taste.” The John Clare Society Journal, Vol. 38, Summer 2019.
  • “Rime of the Regan Library: Remixing Digital Literature as a Critical Method.” Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures, 16. December 2016. (co-authored with Maggie Bertucci-Hamper & Lauren Gottlieb-Miller)


  • Co-chair, The Middle Modernity Group
  • TA Coordinator, The Writing Center (2017-18)