Biography

Omar F. Miranda specializes in the literatures of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with an emphasis in both his research and teaching on the global Romantic era. His current book project, Exile, Romance, and Global Romanticism, examines the revolutionary possibilities of exile and literary form in the Romantic period. His recent article, "The Celebrity of Exilic Romance" (published in 2016 in European Romantic Review), argues that Lord Byron's transnational celebrity, including the way that Byron portrayed it in Don Juan, was anticipated in the eighteenth century by the Venezuelan revolutionary and exile, Francisco de Miranda. He is the editor of a forthcoming volume of essays in Romantic Circles based on an international symposium that he organized in April 2017 in NYC to commemorate the bicentenary of the publication of Manfred (sponsored by the Keats-Shelley Association of America and the Byron Society of America). His book chapter on "Romance" in Clara Tuite's Byron in Context is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. He is also a content contributor for both Oxford University Press's The Year's Work in English Studies and The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth Century Novel, 1660-1820, Ed. April London (forthcoming). His book reviews have appeared in the BARS Bulletin and Review 19. He has taught literature and composition courses at Boston College, The Juilliard School, and New York University as well as Spanish and English language courses at the Volkshochschule in Leipzig, Germany.

Education
PhD, English, New York University
MA, English, Boston College
BA, German, Political Science, and English, University of Miami, Florida