Peter Weise

Peter Weise
Clinical Assistant Professor, Writing Program

Peter Weise joined the NYU-Shanghai Writing Program as a Clinical Assistant Professor in 2023. He has broad experience teaching academic writing and literature in the United States and China. His writing courses support students as they continue to develop a sense of themselves as academic writers who reflect on their own best strategies and make choices to persuade audiences. His past writing courses have addressed topics in science fiction, environmentalism, cultures of music, and the relationship between economics and the arts. 

Weise’s research focuses primarily on the study of eighteenth-century anglophone literature and acoustic culture. His first monograph project, provisionally entitled The Violence of the Aeolian Harp, addresses a logic of transatlantic slavery that informs Aeolian poetics from 1750 to the present.


Select Publications

  • “Reading Olaudah Aloud: Elocution, the Commodity-Form, and Transverse Culture,” Ordinary Oralities: Everyday Voices in History, ed. Janice Schroeder and Josephine Hoegaerts (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2023). 

  • “The Politics of Elocution in The Female American,” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 45.7 (October 2016): 660–70.

  • “The Object Voice in Romantic Irish Novels,” Sound Effects: The Object Voice in Fiction, ed. Jorge Sacido and Sylvia Mieszkowski (Leiden: Brill, 2015), 47–71.



  • PhD, English
    University of California, Davis, 2015 

  • MA, English
    University of California, Davis, 2009