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)


  • "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)
  • Review of The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States and the Philippines, and Caliban and the Yankees: Trinidad and the United States Occupation,” in Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 11:1 (Spring 2010)


  • 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.