Havard, John

TitleAssistant Professor
DepartmentEnglish & Philosophy
Office Location354 Liberal Arts


John Havard began teaching at AUM in the fall of 2012. He teaches courses in early American literature, multiethnic American literature, literary criticism, and composition. His scholarship focuses on constructions of national identity in the early national and antebellum United States, and he is currently working on a book examining representations of Spain and Spanish America in early U.S. literature as a site of dialogue regarding national identity, race, and political theory. He has published several essays on these and related topics, most recently in the journals Studies in the Novel, Literature Interpretation Theory, and Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature, as well as the Lehigh UP volume Deciphering Poe.

EducationPh.D., English, University of Rochester, 2012
M.A., Comparative Literature, University of South Carolina, 2007
B.A., English, University of South Alabama, 2004