Haines, Simon

 

Haines, Simon

Simon Haines is Chair Professor of English and Deputy Director of the Research Centre for Human Values at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. From 2005-7 he was Head of the School of Humanities at the Australian National University.

Professor Haines took his BA at the Australian National University and his DPhil at the University of Oxford. He has taught at several institutions including the ANU (for many years), Oxford and Bologna. His research interests include Romantic and post-Romantic literature and philosophy; the self in poetry and philosophy; and 17th-century English poetry and philosophy, including Shakespeare in particular. His sole-authored monographs include Poetry and Philosophy from Homer to Rousseau: Romantic Souls, Realist Lives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), and Shelley's Poetry: The Divided Self (Macmillan, 1997). He is co-editor with Stephen Prickett of A Reader in European Romanticism (Continuum, 2010), which won the Jean-Pierre Barricelli prize from the International Conference on Romanticism for the best book on Romanticism published in 2010. He has served on the editorial committees of a number of journals including The Critical Review and Victoriographies.