Devin Griffiths is an associate professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. His research examines the intersection of intellectual history and scientific literature, with emphasis on nineteenth-century British literature and science. Central to his work is the question of how literary form shapes our experience of time and natural systems. His first book, The Age of Analogy: Science and Literature Between the Darwins (Johns Hopkins, 2016), was shortlisted for book prized by the British Society of Literature and Science and the British Association for Romantic Studies. In it, he rethinks analogy in order to examine how historical novels furnished a relational understanding of history and helped to shape the disciplinary formations of both the life sciences and the humanities.

He is currently working on a two-part study, “The Ecology of Form,” which studies the relation between ecology, racial science and debates over literary form, and “The Ecology of Power,” that explores the energetic economies of literary genres. His work has appeared in various journals, including Book History, ELH, SEL, and Victorian Studies. And with Deanna Kreisel, he is co-editor of a forthcoming issue of Victorian Literature and Culture on the topic of “open ecologies.”