Aaron RitzenbergLecturer in Discipline in English and Comparative Literature, Associate Director of First Year Writing310 Philosophy Hall(212) 854-8459
Areas of Interest :19th and 20th Century American Literature; Rhetoric and Composition; Writing Pedagogy
B.A., Haverford College (1998), Ph.D., Brandeis (2006). Aaron Ritzenberg is the Associate Director of First-Year Writing. In his research, he considers the relationship between literature and social change in U.S. history. He is the author of The Sentimental Touch (Fordham UP, 2013), which examines the fate of sentimental literary conventions between 1850 and 1940—when sentimental literature seemed to fade from the cultural landscape, and newly formed bureaucracies began to dominate American culture. His current research focuses on writing pedagogy. He has published articles on Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sherwood Anderson, Charles Chesnutt, Epes Sargent, and Michael Chabon.