Omar F. Miranda

Omar F. Miranda

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty
Kalmanovitz Hall 483


Dr. Omar F. Miranda is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature. He received his PhD in English and American Literature from New York University and specializes in the literatures of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, especially their transnational, global, and diasporic contexts. He is currently working on a book manuscript that tracks the origins and rise of the culture of global celebrity in the Romantic period. He is also part of an editorial team assembling the new Routledge Handbook to Global Literature and Culture in the Romantic Era. His recent article, "The Global Romantic Lyric" (The Wordsworth Circle, 2021) won the Bigger 6 Article of the Year award in 2022 from the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies (CECS) at the University of York, UK.
Professor Miranda is editor of On the 200th Anniversary of Lord Byron's Manfred: Commemorative Essays (Romantic Circles), a collection of essays and resources dedicated to Byron’s poetic drama. He also recently completed an open-access abridged teaching edition of Mary Shelley’s 1826 novel, The Last Man (Romantic Circles). With Dr. Kate Singer (Mt. Holyoke College), he is co-editor of the forthcoming volume Percy Shelley for Our Times (Cambridge University Press). He has published or forthcoming essays in European Romantic Review, Symbiosis, Keats-Shelley Journal, Romantic Circles, Studies in Romanticism, Global Nineteenth-Century Studies, and The Wordsworth Circle as well as book chapters in Byron in Context (ed. Clara Tuite, Cambridge University Press), the Norton Critical Edition of The Last Man (ed. Chris Washington), The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel (ed. April London), and Percy Shelley in Context, (ed. Ross Wilson, Cambridge University Press).
His asynchronous online course, “Romance, Revolution, Exile,” fulfills the C1 CORE Curriculum requirement and is offered to all USF students during the summer and January intersession terms. The class focuses on the lives and works of celebrity authors of romance and exile, including Francisco de Miranda, Germaine de Staël, Lord Byron, and Mary Shelley, all of whom lived during and participated in their global age of revolution. His other introductory and upper-level literature courses at USF have included “Multimedia Jane Austen,” “The Gothic Obsession,” “The Literature of Exile,” and “Literary Theory.”
With Dr. Deidre Lynch (Harvard University), Dr. Miranda currently serves as co-Vice President of the Keats-Shelley Association of America (K-SAA). He is also the founder and director of a digital platform and app dedicated to poetry recordings of all kinds and for all audiences.


  • New York University, PhD in English and American Literature
  • Boston College, MA in English Literature
  • University of Miami (Florida), BA in German, Political Science, and English

Awards & Distinctions

  • Article of the Year Award, Bigger 6 | Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies (CECS) at the University of York, 2022

  • Jesuit Foundation Pedagogy Grant, "Ignatian Humanism and Recited Verse," 2021

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

  • Mellon Foundation Research and Teaching Award, 2019

  • USF Nominee, Summer Stipends Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities, 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

Selected Publications

Edited Volumes

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Empire and Exile Upended in The Last Man,” The Norton Critical Edition of Mary Shelley’s The Last Man, Ed. Chris Washington (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, Cambridge University Press. (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 2023)
  • “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 2023)
  • On Phoenix Wings: Lucille Clifton’s Romantic Renewals.” Studies in Romanticism. Special Volume on “Race, Blackness, and Romanticism: A Forum.” Edited by Patricia Matthew. (April 2022)
  • 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)