Gillen D'Arcy Wood is associate professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is originally from Australia, the son of H. D'Arcy Wood and a grandson of A. Harold Wood. He studied at Monash University, Melbourne and Columbia University under a Fulbright scholarship and has published extensively on nineteenth-century art and literature.
He is the author of The Shock of the Real: Romanticism and Visual Culture, 1760-1860 (Palgrave, 2001), Romanticism and Music Culture in Britain, 1770-1840: Virtue and Virtuosity (Cambridge UP, 2010), an historical novel, Hosack's Folly (Other Press, 2005), and Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2014).
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