Dr Anthony Howe

Reader and Director of Graduate Research

School of English
Email:
tony.howe@bcu.ac.uk
Biography

Dr Anthony Howe hails from the North East of England and was educated at Liverpool and Cambridge; he has held posts at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford.

His main research focus is Romantic period poetry, but he has wider interests in literary theory, literary controversies, and the connections between poetry and philosophy. His recent monograph, Byron and the Forms of Thought, offers a provocative re-reading of Byron’s philosophical thought through an analysis of the poet’s varied use of literary form. He has published a number of essays on the Romantics and is co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

He is currently working on a project about letter writing and Romantic poetics. He is keen to receive PhD proposals in the area of Romantic poetry, letters and poetics.

Qualifications

BA (Hons), MA - University of Liverpool
PhD - Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Research

Romantic poetry, especially Byron and Shelley.

Publications

Books

(editor) Liberty and Poetic Licence: New Essays on Byron, (Liverpool University Press, 2008).

(editor) The Oxford Handbook of Shelley Studies, (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Byron and the Forms of Thought, (Liverpool University Press, 2013).

Essays/Chapters

'"Why Should I Speak?": Scepticism and the Voice of Poetry in Byron's Cain', in Romanticism and Religion from William Cowper to Wallace Stevens, eds Gavin Hopps and Jane Stabler (Ashgate, 2006).

'Shelley and the Development of Don Juan', The Byron Journal (August 2007).

'Uncircumscribing Poetry: Byron, Johnson, and the Bowles Controversy', in Liberty and Poetic Licence: New Essays on Byron, (Liverpool University Press, 2008).

'Philosophy' and 'Shelley's Familiar Style', in The Oxford Handbook of Shelley Studies, (Oxford University Press, 2013).

'Manifestoes and Defences', in The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism, ed. David Duff (forthcoming).