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Hermione de Almeida received her Ph.D. from Columbia University and her B.A. from Vassar College.  She has been a Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In 2003, she was given the Distinguished Scholar Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Keats-Shelley Association of America.  Her book, Indian Renaissance:  British Romantic Art and the Prospect of India (Ashgate, 2006; Routledge, 2016), co-authored with George H. Gilpin, received a Paul Mellon Centre Publication Grant in 2004 and was awarded the 2007 Book Prize of the Association of  Historians of British Art.

 

Hermione de Almeida is also the author of Romantic Medicine and John Keats (Oxford University Press, 1991) and Byron and Joyce through Homer:  ‘Don Juan’ and ‘Ulysses’ (Columbia University Press and Macmillan, London, 1981).  She is the editor of Nature, Politics, and the Arts: Essays on Romantic Culture for Carl Woodring (Delaware University Press/Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), Critical Essays on John Keats (G. K. Hall, 1990), co-editor (with George H. Gilpin) of the 1963 novel by Patricia Avis, Playing the Harlot; or, Mostly Coffee (Little Brown/Virago, 1996), and guest editor of two special issues of the journal Studies in Romanticism, on “Romantic Science” (2004) and on “Byron, Scotland, and the Scots” (2008). 

 

Hermione de Almeida’s shorter publications include essays and reviews on figures like Keats, Byron, Burney, and Joyce, and subjects in the history of science and medicine, art, and culture, published in journals such as the Keats-Shelley Journal, Studies in Romanticism, European Romantic Review, Sehepunkte, Clio:  A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History, Essays in Criticism, Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Prism, Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarianship, Comparative Literature Studies, South Atlantic Quarterly, James Joyce Quarterly, and Journal of the American Medical Association.  She has also contributed invited essays to collections such as Bicentennial Essays on John Keats (University of Massachusetts Press, 1999), The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature (Blackwell Publishing, 2012), Publishing, Editing, and Reception: Essays in Honor of Donald H. Reiman (2016), and Byron's Temperament: Essays in Body and Mind (2016). 

 

Hermione de Almeida serves on the editorial boards of the James Joyce Quarterly and the Keats-Shelley Journal, and on the governing boards of literary societies such as the International Byron Society and the International Conference on Romanticism.  She has been Plenary Speaker at the International Conference on Romanticism and an invited speaker at the International Conference on Philip Larkin, University of Hull, the John Keats Bicentennial Conference, Houghton Library / Harvard University, conventions of the Modern Language Association, Princeton University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the International Association of University Professors of English, Trinity College of the University of Toronto, and Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto.  She has taught English and comparative literature, and the history of science and art, at the University of Tulsa, the University of Miami, and Columbia University. She is currently Pauline McFarlin Walter Professor Emerita of English and Comparative Literature at The University of Tulsa.

 

              

                      

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