Kent Linthicum

Brittain Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program
Office Location:
Skiles 321
Office Hours:
Tuesday 3:00-5:00, Wednesday 12:30-2:00 pm
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Dr. Kent Linthicum is Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research focuses on energy & environmental humanities in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Dr. Linthicum's current book project, tentatively titled Crowning Coal: British Literature and Fossil Fuels 1750–1850, examines the representations of coal in the discourses of slavery, geology, and politics, arguing that British literary culture helped catalyze the adoption of coal in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. His peer-reviewed articles have appeared in the European Romantic Review and Nineteenth Century-Contexts. Public essays by Dr. Linthicum have been published in The Atlantic and Slate. He is an editor for TECHstyle and a guest editor for The 18th Century Common's "Anthropocene Cultures" collection. A more complete list of his works and presentations is available at At Georgia Tech he teaches classes that cover eighteenth/nineteenth century literature, energy humanities, history of science, and environmental studies.

  • PhD in English, Arizona State University
Areas of
  • Eighteenth Century British Literature
  • Energy Humanities
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Fossil Fuel Cultures
  • History Of Science
  • Literature And Science
  • Nineteenth Century British Literature
  • The Anthropocene


Research Fields:
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Inequality and Social Justice
  • Aesthetics
  • Aesthetics and Technology
  • Digital Humanities
  • Literary Theory
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Science and Technology
  • Sustainability
  • Technology


  • ENGL-1101: English Composition I
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II
  • LMC-6215: Issues in Media Studies