Warren Rosenberg, a native New Yorker, came to Wabash College in 1980. He teaches courses in American literature, film, gender and men’s studies, and ethnic American literature, specifically African American and Jewish literatures. He has published articles on Herman Melville, Henry James, Toni Morrison, and Michael Chabon, among others. In 2001 he published a study—Legacy of Rage: Jewish Masculinity, Violence, and Culture (U Mass Press). Currently he is working on two research projects, one exploring the effects on students of taking a freshman tutorial called Men and Masculinities, which he has taught since 1993, and the other a study of the films of the Coen brothers.
Every few years Professor Rosenberg teaches a course on New York City in literature and film, which includes an immersion trip to the City. In addition to teaching, Prof. Rosenberg enjoys spending time with his family, reading, travel, tennis, golf, biking, and rooting for the New York Mets.
Ph.D in English, City University of New York Graduate Center 1981
MA in English, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1973
BA, with honors, Brooklyn College 1970
Freshman Tutorial: Men and Masculinities
Eng 101 Freshman Composition
Eng 160 Multicultural American Literature
Eng 219 American Literature to 1900
Eng 340 Herman Melville
Eng 350 New York City in Literature and Film (Immersion trip to NYC)
Eng 360 Jewish American Literature
Eng 497 Gender Criticism
“Affecting Men: The Long Term Impact of Teaching Masculinities.” (With Joseph Fleenor, Wabash ‘12). American Men’s Studies Association Conference. Kansas City, MO, April 1-3, 2011.
“Memory and Memorabilia: What the Mets Have Meant to Us.” A joint presentation with Steve Klein for the first Wabash Liberal Arts Symposium on Baseball (Wally at the Bat”), March 26, 2010.
“Reading Men, Changing Men: How Engaging in SOTL Research Affected Student Attitudes Toward Masculinity.” International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Bloomington, IN, Oct. 24, 2009.
“Reading Men: How a Freshman Course on Men and Masculinity Affected Attitudes towards Homosexuality and Violence.” International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Oct. 16-19, 2008.
“Reading Men: How the Study of Gender Affects the Views of Beginning Undergraduate Males.” Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 7th Annual International Conference, London, England. May 16-18, 2008
“Revenge of the Diaspora: The Land of Israel and the Problem of Jewish Male Violence.” The Wrathful God: Religious Extremism in Comparative Perspective. An International Symposium. Emory University, March 3-4, 2008.
“'All This Blood Comes Back to Us': "Spielberg's (and Kushner's) Munich and Jewish Male Violence. Western Jewish Studies Association Conference. Portland State University, Portland, OR. March 18-19, 2007.
Book: Legacy of Rage: Jewish Masculinity, Violence, and Culture. University of Massachusetts Press, 2001.
Portraying 9/11: Essays on Representations in Comics, Literature, Film, and Theater. Co-editor with Christophe Dony and Veronique Bragard. McFarland. Forthcoming, 2011.
“Reading Men: Can Gender Scripts Be Revised?” Reader: Essays in Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy. 20011, Forthcoming.
“Trouble on Max Nordau Street: Michael Chabon Rewrites Jewish Masculinity.” Brother Keepers: New Perspectives on Jewish Masculinity. Ed. Harry Brod and Shawn Israel Zevit. Harriman, Tn: Men’s Studies Press, 2010. 160-173.
“The Death of Bruno Schultz (1892-1942)” (Poem). Shofar: An Inerdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies. 27, No 3, Spring, 2009, 121-123.
“Poem as Palm: Polynesia and Melville’s Turn to Poetry.” In “Whole Oceans Away”: Melville and the Pacific. Eds. Jill Barnum, Wyn Kelley, and Christopher Sten. Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press, 2007, p.239-252.
“Jewish Masculinity.” The International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities. Routledge. June, 2007.
“Making Masculinity Visible: Teaching James’s ‘Daisy Miller’ at an All-male College.”, Approaches to Teaching Henry James. Eds. Kimberly Reed and Peter Beidler. New York: Modern Language Association, 2005, p. 151-156.
McClain-McTurnan-Arnold Distinguished Teaching Award, 1991. (One award presented each year by Wabash College)
McClain-McTurnan-Arnold Research Award, 1995.
Visiting Research Fellow. Wellesley Center for Research on Women. Spring, 1994.
Fulbright Lectureship, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 2002
Editorial Board, Shofar: An Inerdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, 2010-present