Academic Staff
Prof. HAINES Simon
Fung King Hey 338
3943 7013
B.A. (Hons. I)(ANU), D.Phil (Oxford)
Administrative Post:


Research Interests:

Romantic and post-Romantic literature, especially poetry; seventeenth century poetry; literature and moral philosophy; models of the self in European poetry and philosophy; the importance of the Humanities in contemporary society

Selected Publications



Redemption in Wordsworth and Kant: The Making of the Post-Christian Imagination, Baylor University Press, 2013 (in press)

European Romanticism: A Reader, co-edited with Stephen Prickett, Continuum Press, 2010, 1032 pp. (12-language anthology with parallel English translations)[Image]

*Note: this book won the Jean-Pierre Barricelli Prize from the International Conference on Romanticism for the best book on Romanticism published in 2010 (shared with one other)

Poetry and Philosophy from Homer to Rousseau: Romantic Souls, Realist Lives, Palgrave Macmillan/St Martin’s Press, 215pp., 2005 [Image]

Shelley’s Poetry: The Divided Self, Macmillan/St Martin’s Press, 274pp., 1997 [Image]


Articles and Book Chapters

“Glassy Essence and the Life of Pi: Incommensurability", in Measure for Measure, in Shakespeare and Value, eds. Graham Bradshaw and Simon Haines, planned 2013.

“Iris Murdoch, The Ethical Turn and Literary Value”, in Iris Murdoch and Morality, eds., Anne Rowe and Avril Horner, Palgrave, 2010

“Introduction to British Romanticism”, Simon Haines and Christopher Strathman, in European Romanticism: A Reader ) see above)

“English Bards and German Sages”, in English Now: Selected Papers from the 2oth IAUPE Conference, ed. Marianne Thormahlen, Lund Studies in English, 2008, pp. 72-81.

“Romanticism’s Imperial Self-Fashioning”, in La Questione Romantica: Imperialismo/Colonialismo, Numero 18-19, Liguore Editore, Napoli, 2008, pp. 145-153.

“Time in Philosophy and Art”, keynote article in Art and Time, eds. Lloyd-Jones et al., Australian Scholarly Press, 2007, pp. 13-30

“Machiavelli: Bad but Honourable”, in Renaissance Perspectives, ed. Lloyd-Jones et al., Australian Scholarly Press, 2006,pp. 43-53.

“Deepening the Self: The Language of Ethics and the Language of Literature”, ch.1 in Renegotiating Ethics in Literature, Philosophy and Theory, eds Adamson, Freadman and Parker, Cambridge, 1998, pp. 21-38

“Good News from Ghent: The Suppression of the Self in Modern Literary Theory”, The Critical Review, no. 37, 1997, pp. 28-46.


Research Projects

The Modern Self in Poetry and Philosophy. A book or books about two contrasting models of the self in modern Western literature.

A book about the idea of recognition in three Shakespeare plays

A research project on the role of the Humanities in contemporary society