Ron Broglio's research focuses on how philosophy and aesthetics can help us rethink the relationship between humans and the environment. His book Technologies of the Picturesque: British Art, Poetry, and Instruments 1750-1830 (Bucknell 2008) develops the phenomenological engagement between bodies and technology in the British landscape aesthetic. His work On the Surface: Thinking with Animals and Art (University of Minnesota Press, Fall 2011) develops a language for animal studies through examination of contemporary art and phenomenology. Current projects include a dairy cattle art installation at the University of Waterloo, a book project on British Romantic peasant poetry and agriculture, and a manifesto on the animal revolution.
PhD, Romanticism and Literary Theory, University of Florida, 1999
MA, British Literature, Boston College, 1993
Post BA, World Religions, Loyola University of New Orleans, 1991
BA, English/Philosophy, St. Meinard College, 1988