Kent Linthicum

American Council of Learned Societies Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Office Location:
Skiles 321
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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: Slavery, Fossil Fuels, and Literature 1755–1865," examines the relationship between chattel slavery and coal-powered industrialization to show how these two violent energy regimes were reinforced through media. His peer-reviewed articles have appeared in the Studies in English Literature, European Romantic Review, and Nineteenth Century-Contexts. Public essays by Dr. Linthicum have been published in The Atlantic and Slate. He is the lead editor of TECHStyle and guest edited 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 study environmental justice, energy humanities, multimodal communication, and literature.

  • PhD in English, Arizona State University
Areas of
  • 18th Century Literature
  • 19th Century Literature
  • Energy Humanities
  • Environmental Communication
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Environmental Justice
  • Fossil Fuel Cultures
  • History Of Science
  • Literature And Science
  • Multimodal Communication
  • The Anthropocene


Research Fields:
  • Communication
  • Digital Media
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Inequality and Social Justice
  • Aesthetics
  • Aesthetics and Technology
  • Digital Communication
  • 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