Romana Huk

Associate Professor
Faculty Fellow at The Nanovic Institute, Affiliate Faculty at the Initiative on Race and Resilience at UND, Editor-in-Chief at Religion & Literature

Associate Professor
266 Decio Faculty Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-5798


Areas of study

  • British - 20th and 21st
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Postcolonial/Global
  • Religion and Literature


MA and PhD, Literature, University of Notre Dame
BA, English and Government, College of William & Mary

Research and teaching interests

Modern and Contemporary British and Irish poetry, Transatlantic postmodern poetics, Black British poetry and poetics, Lyric theory, Phenomenological thinking, Philosophy of religion, Theopoetics


Romana Huk’s books include Contemporary British Poetry: Essays in Theory and Criticism (1996), Assembling Alternatives: Reading Postmodern Poetries Transnationally (2003), and Stevie Smith: Between the Lines (2005). Her 50+ substantial essays on poetics have appeared in journals such as Contemporary Literature, The Yale Journal of Criticism, Christianity and Literature, HOW2, Literature Compass, The University of Toronto Quarterly, The Journal (in Ireland), Journal of Innovative British and Irish Poetry and Performance Research, and in book collections from presses including Oxford UP, Cambridge UP, Blackwell, Macmillan, Cornell UP, Ohio UP, Edinburgh UP, Bloodaxe Books, Salt Publishing, and Le Cri Editions in Paris. She serves as a repeated referee for the major journals in her field, from PMLA and Contemporary Literature to Paideuma, Twentieth-Century Literature, Christianity and Literature and Women: A Cultural Review, and for major presses from Oxford UP and Cambridge UP to Routledge, Palgrave, Blackwell, Liverpool UP, Polity and Bloomsbury Academic; she also serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Innovative British and Irish Poetry in the UK. Since 2015 she has served as Editor-in-Chief of Religion & Literature, housed in the Department of English at Notre Dame. She has written on topics ranging from working class poetry to gender politics to racial inflections in radical practice to emerging issues around theopoetics. Her next book is entitled, “‘Rewrit[ing] the word ‘God’”: In the Arc of Converging Lines Between Innovative Theory, Theology and Poetry; it involves rereading twentieth-century phenomenology, theology and literary theory alongside developments in transnational avant-garde poetries.

Representative publications