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John O. Havard

Professor; TRIP Courtesy Title

English, General Literature and Rhetoric; Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP)


Selected Publications

Late Romanticism and the End of Politics: Byron, Mary Shelley and the Last Men (Cambridge University Press, March 2023)

Disaffected Parties: Political Estrangement and the Making of English Literature, 1760–1830 (Oxford University Press, 2019)

The Last Man by Mary Shelley for Penguin Classics (4000-word introduction and editorial apparatus, forthcoming early 2024)


  • PhD, University of Chicago
  • MA, University of Virginia
  • BA, University of Leeds

Research Interests

  • 18th-Century British Literature
  • Romanticism
  • Transatlantic Studies
  • Literature and Politics
  • Critical Theory

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