Omar F. Miranda

Omar F. Miranda

Assistant Professor

Program Director • Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-4142 Kalmanovitz Hall 483

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 book manuscript in progress examines the revolutionary possibilities of exile, celebrity culture, and literary form in the period. He is editor of On the 200th Anniversary of Lord Byron's Manfred: Commemorative Essays, a bicentenary Romantic Circles Praxis volume. 

He has published essays in European Romantic Review, Symbiosis, Keats-Shelley Journal, and Romantic Circles; book chapters in Byron in Context (Cambridge UP, Ed. Clara Tuite) and The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel (forthcoming); and book reviews in Eighteenth-Century FictionBARS Bulletin, and Review 19.

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

“The Global Romantic Lyric.” Special Volume on “Elements of the Lyric.” The Wordsworth Circle. (Forthcoming 2021)

“The Problem of Exile in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.” Displacement in the Texts of the Long Eighteenth Century, 1660-1815. Edited by Linda Zionkowski and Cynthia Klekar-Cunningham. Routledge Press. (Forthcoming 2021)

“The Age of Exile.” Two Hundred Years: 50 Voices, a special issue of the Keats-Shelley Journal. Ed. Jonathan Mulrooney. (Forthcoming 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 (January 2020)

“Romantic Celebrity and the Journal of Exile: El Colombiano and The Liberal.” Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations. Ed. Deanna Koretsky and Joel Pace. Special Issue on Transnational Romanticisms. (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)

Editor, On the 200th Anniversary of Lord Byron’s Manfred: Commemorative Essays. Ed. Omar F. Miranda. Romantic Circles Praxis Edition. 15 Essays and Supplemental Materials dedicated to Lord Byron’s 1817 play, Manfred. June 2

“The Celebrity of Exilic Romance: Francisco de Miranda and Lord Byron,” European Romantic Review, Volume 27, Issue 2 (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