John D. Rosenberg
English and Comparative Literature
John D. Rosenberg is William Peterfield Trent Professor of English Emeritus at Columbia University. He received a B.A. and MA from Columbia in 1950 and 1951, respectively, a B.A., from Clare College, Cambridge in 1953, an M.A. from Cambridge in 1958, and a Ph.D., from Columbia in 1960. Professor Rosenberg joined Columbia's graduate faculty in 1962, and 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. Professor 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 Director of Graduate Studies and chair of the Literature Humanities Program, and he has served on the advisory boards of Nineteenth-Century Literature, the Victorians Institute Journal, and the Carlyle Studies Annual. Professor Rosenberg has contributed essays and review to The New York Review of Books, the New York Times Book Review, Hudson Review, Essays in Criticism, and other publications.