Stephen Osadetz

Stephen Osadetz
  • Harvard University
  • Assistant Professor
  • Residential Fellow (2016-2017)
  • “On Principle: Newton to Coleridge”

Stephen Osadetz is Assistant Professor of English at Harvard University. He specializes in Restoration, eighteenth-century, and Romantic literature, and his scholarship is focused on the public sphere, didacticism, intellectual history, and the history of the book.

Professor Osadetz is currently writing a book provisionally entitled On Principle: Newton to Coleridge, which examines the eighteenth-century preoccupation with encapsulating whole books and, in some cases, even whole disciplines of knowledge in short, synoptic sentences. He also participated in the editing of the electronic edition of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey’s play The Fall of Robespierre (2008) for the Romantic Circles website.

Professor Osadetz’s research has been supported by fellowships from Harvard University’s Lasky-Barajas Dean’s Innovation Fund for Digital Arts and Humanities and by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.