Academic Staff
Simon HAINES (on leave)
Professor of English
B.A. (Hons. I)(ANU), D.Phil (Oxford)
Research Interests

Romantic and post-Romantic literature, especially poetry; Shakespeare and 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 Poetry and Philosophy: Wordsworth, Kant and the Making of the Post-Christian Imagination, Baylor University Press, 249pp., 2013
  • European Romanticism: A Reader, co-edited with Stephen Prickett, Continuum Press, 2010, second paperback edition, Bloomsbury, 2014, 1032pp. (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]

Selected Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Incommensurability in Measure for Measure: Or, the Life of Pi”, in “Shakespeare and Value”, supplement to Shakespearean International Yearbook, forthcoming 2016
  • “Shakespeare, Hegel and Recognition”, in Shakespeare and the Emotions, ed. R.W. White et al., Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2015
  • “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.

Current Research Projects

  • The idea of recognition in Shakespeare
  • Contrasting models of Modern Self in Poetry and Philosophy since Romanticism
  • The value of the Humanities