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Appointed as Lecturer in German in 1969. Retired as Reader in 2001, and since then Honorary Fellow. This has included supervision of PhD theses on Hölderlin, Friedrich Schlegel, Hoffman, George Mackay Brown, Novalis, Herder, James Macpherson, and Translation Studies (Goebbels in English and French).
Sturm und Drang, Romanticism (in particular Hölderlin); Scottish-German literary relations (in particular German Ossianism); Ossian-Macpherson; literary translation. Howard is a member of the editorial boards of Comparative Critical Studies and Translation & Literature.
Apart from an ongoing interest in all aspects of Ossianism, Howard's major project is the completion of a new English translation of Friedrich Hölderlin’s novel Hyperion.
This article was published on Oct 30, 2012