Peter Middleton


University of Southampton

Peter Middleton is Professor of English at the University of Southampton, UK, and curently a Visiting Professor of English at NYU ( He is the author of several books, including Distant Reading: Performance, Reading and Consumption in Contemporary Poetry (Alabama, 2005), and Physics Envy: American Poetry and Science in the Cold War and After (Chicago, 2015), as well as many articles on modern poetry, and on science & literature. He is currently working on a study of how contemporary cultural imaginaries approach the limits of knowledge.