Omar F. Miranda is Assistant Professor of English at the University of San Francisco. He specializes and teaches courses in the literatures of the eighteenth and nineteenth century. His book manuscript in progress tracks the origins and rise of the culture of global celebrity in the Romantic period. He is editor of On the 200th Anniversary of Lord Byron's Manfred: Commemorative Essays, a bicentenary Romantic Circles Praxis volume. He has published essays in European Romantic Review, Keats-Shelley Journal, Studies in Romanticism, The Wordsworth Circle, Symbiosis, and Romantic Circles; book chapters in Byron in Context, ed. Clara Tuite (Cambridge UP) and The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660-1820, ed. April London (forthcoming); and book reviews in Eighteenth-Century Fiction, BARS Bulletin, and Review 19.