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2015, BA English and French, Harding University

2017, MA English, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville


Eric Bontempo is a third-year PhD student and Graduate Teaching Fellow in the Department of English & Comparative Literature. His interests include nineteenth-century poetics, British Romanticism, aesthetic theory, and postsecular studies.


  • “In Memoriam:  Reader-Response and the Virtual Construction of Consolation.” The International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies, vol. 14. no. 4 (2016), pp. 11-18.


  • UNC Center for Global Initiatives REACH Fellow, Summer 2018

Curriculum Vitae / Resume