Andrew Hebard

Andrew HebardAssociate Chair for Administration and Curriculum

Associate Professor of English 

373 Bachelor Hall


  • PhD, University of Chicago, 2003
  • MA, University of Chicago
  • BA, Yale University

Research Interests

  • Late 19th and 20th century Literature
  • Law and Literature
  • Sovereignty
  • Genre
  • Literature and the Environment

Teaching Interests

  • American Literature
  • Literary Theory
  • Genre
  • Law and Literature
  • Literature and the Environment

Selected Publications


  • The Poetics of Sovereignty in American Literature, 1885-1910. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013


  • "Science and Aesthetics in American Realism" in The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Realism, Ed. Keith Newlin. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.
  • "Race Conservation and Imperial Sovereignty in Sutton Griggs’s Imperium in Imperio," Arizona Quarterly, Fall 2015.
  • "Disruptive Histories: Towards a Radical Politics of Remembrance in Alain Resnais's Night and Fog," in Concentrationary Cinema: Aesthetics as Political Resistance in Alain Resnais's Night and Fog," Ed Griselda Pollock and Max Silverman. Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2011. 
  • "Law, Literature, and the 'Situation' of Immigration," Law, Culture, and the Humanities, Winter 2012.
  • "Romance and Riot: Charles Chesnutt, the Romantic South and the Conventions of Extralegal Violence," African American Review, Spring 2012.
  • "Romantic Sovereignty: Popular Romances and the American Imperial State in the Philippines," American Quarterly, September, 2005.

Recent Reviews

  • Review of Michael Lundblad, The Birth of a Jungle: Animality in Progressive-Era U.S. Literature and Culture. In American Literary History, 2015.
  • Review of Meg Wesling, Empire’s Proxy: American Literature and U.S. Imperialism in the Philippines, in 19th Century Literature, 2014.
  • Review of Jonathan Kertzer, Poetic Justice and Legal Fictions, in Modern Philology, 2012.
  • Review of Susan K. Harris, God’s Arbiters: Americans and the Philippines, 1898-1902, in Journal of American History, 2012.


  • NEH Seminar Grant at the Newberry Library, 2010
  • Huntington Library Summer Grant, 2005

Work in Progress

Andrew Hebard is currently writing a book on the relationship between literary aesthetics, scientific ecology, and the development of the Progressive Era state.