Omar F. Miranda

Omar F. Miranda

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-4142 Kalmanovitz Hall 483

Biography

Dr. Omar F. Miranda specializes in the global literatures of the eighteenth and nineteenth century. He is the editor of On the 200th Anniversary of Lord Byron's Manfred: Commemorative Essays, a Romantic Circles Praxis volume dedicated to Byron's poetic drama, co-editor of a forthcoming Cambridge volume, Percy Shelley for Our Times, and a forthcoming abridged teaching edition of Mary Shelley’s novel, The Last Man (Romantic Circles). He has published or forthcoming essays in European Romantic Review, Symbiosis, Romantic Circles, Studies in Romanticism, Global Nineteenth-Century Studies, and The Wordsworth Circle; book chapters in Byron in Context (Cambridge UP), The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel; and book reviews in Eighteenth-Century Fiction, BARS Bulletin, and Review 19. He is currently working on a book manuscript, which tracks the origins and rise of the culture of global celebrity in the Romantic period (1750-1850).

Appointments
Director, Comparative Literature and Culture Program
Education
New York University, PhD in English and American Literature
Boston College, MA in English
University of Miami (Florida), BA in German, Political Science, and English
Experience
Adjunct Professor, Juilliard, Boston College, and New York University
Student Life Administration, Barnard College and New York University
Expertise
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Literatures and Contexts
Research
Celebrity Culture
Poetry, Poetics, and Performance
Migration, Exile, and Diaspora Studies
Anglo-Hispanic Comparative Studies
Public and Digital Humanities
Selected Publications

“Visionary Exile.Percy Shelley for Our Times. Edited by Omar F. Miranda and Kate Singer (Mount Holyoke). Cambridge University Press. (Forthcoming)

“Ten Thousand Intervolving and Intervolved Orbs: The Once and Future Shelley.” Introduction to Percy Shelley for Our Times. Volume edited by Omar F. Miranda and Kate Singer (Mount Holyoke). Cambridge University Press. (Forthcoming)

Lyrical Ballads at the Bookends: ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ and The White Doe of Rylstone.Nineteenth-Century Literature in Transition: the 1800s. ed. Andrew Stauffer. Nineteenth-Century Literature in Transition series (10 vols.), gen. eds. Gail Marshall, Andrew Stauffer, and Marion Thain. Cambridge University Press. (Forthcoming)

“On Phoenix Wings: The Romantic Roots of Lucille Clifton’s Poetry.” Studies in Romanticism. Special Volume on “Race, Blackness, and Romanticism: A Forum.” Edited by Patricia Matthew. (Forthcoming)

“The Exilic Imaginary and Problem of Exsilio in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.” Displacement in the Texts of the Long Eighteenth Century, 1660-1815. Edited by Linda Zionkowski and Cynthia Klekar-Cunningham. (Forthcoming 2022)

“London in 1810: Spanish American Independence at 27 Grafton Street.Global Nineteenth-Century Studies. Special Volume on “Trans-Imperial Latin America.” Edited by Keith Clavin. Liverpool University Press. (Forthcoming 2022)

Dovedell Hall; Or, The Fortunate Exiles by W. Holloway.” The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660-1820. Ed. April London. Cambridge University Press. (Forthcoming December 2021)

The Global Romantic Lyric.” The Wordsworth Circle. 52: 2. Special Volume on “Lyric Elements,” pp. 308-27 (June 2021)

Introduction” and Interview with Jennifer Castleton. Hubert Parry’s Scenes from Prometheus Unbound (1880): A Selection of Piano Recordings 140 Years Later by Jennifer Castleton. Romantic Circles Resources (December 2020)

The Age of Exile.” Two Hundred Years: 50 Voices, a special issue of the Keats-Shelley Journal. Ed. Jonathan Mulrooney, pp. 150 – 52. (November 2020)

Prometeo Desencadenado: The Afterlife of Percy Shelley's Prometheus Unbound in the Americas.” Latin American Afterlives. Romantic Circles Praxis Volume. Eds. Olivia Moy and Marco Ramirez. (July 2020)

Romance.” Byron in Context. Ed. Clara Tuite. Cambridge University Press, pp. 159 - 66 (January 2020)

The Bigger Six Collective. “Coda: From Coteries to Collectives.” Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations 23:1, pp. 139-140. Composed collaboratively and credited to The Bigger Six Collective, an independent group of scholars working to challenge structural racism in Romantic studies. (July 2019)

Romantic Celebrity and the Journal of Exile: El Colombiano and The Liberal.Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations. Issue on Transnational Romanticisms. Ed. Deanna Koretsky and Joel Pace, pp. 61 - 78 (July 2019)

Between Page and Stage: Romantic Drama and the Happy Medium.On the 200th Anniversary of Lord Byron’s Manfred: Commemorative Essays. Ed. Omar F. Miranda. Romantic Circles Praxis Edition. (June 2019)

Commemorating Manfred’s Bicentenary: An Introduction.” On the 200th Anniversary of Lord Byron’s Manfred: Commemorative Essays. Ed. Omar F. Miranda. Romantic Circles Praxis Edition. (June 2019)

The Celebrity of Exilic Romance: Francisco de Miranda and Lord Byron,” European Romantic Review 27:2, pp. 207-31 (March 2016)

Awards & Distinctions

Technology Award for Innovation in Teaching, Office of Educational Technology Services, USF, May 2019

Mellon Foundation Research and Teaching Award, 2019

USF Nominee, Summer Stipends Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities, Sept. 2018

Romantics Bicentennials Seed Grant for Frankenstein @200 Collaboration: University of San Francisco, Santa Clara University, and San Jose State University, The Byron Society and Keats-Shelley Association of America, 2018

Romantics Bicentennials Seed Grant for Manfred Dramatic Reading and Symposium, The Byron Society and Keats-Shelley Association of America, 2016