Rebecca Cole Heinowitz

Associate Professor of Literature

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Literature

Area of Specialization: Romantic Literature; 20th-Century and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics


B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University. Previously taught at Dartmouth College, Brandeis University, and Brown. Monograph: Spanish America and British Romanticism, 1777-1826: Rewriting Conquest (Edinburgh University Press, February 2010). Scholarly articles have appeared or are forthcoming in European Romantic Review; Revista Hispánica Moderna; Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature; “Sullen Fires Across the Atlantic”: Essays in British and American Romanticism; Connecting Continents: Britain and Latin America, 1780–1900; and Romanticism and the Anglo-Hispanic Imaginary. At Bard since 2004.


  • Research Interests: 18th- and 19th-century British imperialism; 20th-century and contemporary poetry and poetics; exoticism/Orientalism; literature and psychology; the gothic
  • Teaching Interests: Romantic literature; Gothic literature; Romantic imperialism; 20th-century and contemporary poetry and poetics
  • Other Interests: 18th- and 19-century British-Latin American literary relations, translation


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