John D. RosenbergWilliam Peterfield Trent Professor Emeritus of English
Areas of Interest :Victorian poetry and non-fiction prose; 19th-century autobiography
B.A., Columbia (1950); M.A., Columbia (1951); B.A., Clare College, Cambridge (1953); M.A., Cambridge (1958); Ph.D., Columbia (1960). Professor Rosenberg joined Columbia's graduate faculty in 1962. He has also taught at Harvard, Princeton, and the University of British Columbia. He has received many awards and fellowships, including a Kellett Award, the Award for Distinguished Service to the Columbia College Core Curriculum, and American Council of Learned Societies, Guggenheim and NEH fellowships. Prof. Rosenberg has edited works by Ruskin, Mayhew, Swinburne, and Tennyson; and has written The Darkening Glass, on Ruskin (1961); The Fall of Camelot, on Tennyson (1973); and Carlyle and the Burden of History (1985). He has served as DGS and chair of the Humanities Program, and he has served on the advisory boards of Nineteenth-Century Literature, the Victorians Institute Journal, and the Carlyle Studies Annual. His most recent book, scheduled for publication in 2005, is Elegy for an Age: The Presence of the Past in Victorian Literature.