Jocelyn Holland's research interests include the many intersections of literature, science and technology in the Enlightenment, the Goethe era, and Romanticism.
She has published two book-length studies. The first, Romanticism and Science: the Procreative Poetics of Goethe, Novalis and Ritter (Routledge 2009) considers the far-reaching discourse on procreation in Romantic poetics. The second, Key Texts of Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776-1810) on the Science and Art of Nature (Brill 2010) is a bilingual edition of Ritter's two-volume fragment project as well as two of his major essays (Physics as Art and the Attempt at a History of the Fates of Chemical Theory in the Past Centuries). Together with Susanne Strätling, she has also published a special edition of the journal Configurations titled "Aesthetics of the Tool: Technologies, Figures and Instruments of Literature." During 2012 she spent nine months in Berlin through a fellowship sponsored by the Alexander Von Humboldt Stiftung for a project titled "Instruments of Reason, Translations of Knowledge: Perspectives on Eighteenth-century Technology."