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Michael Rotenberg-Schwartz

b. 1975

Current City, State, Country

Bronx, New York, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Cleveland, Ohio, USA


Michael Rotenberg-Schwartz is an Associate Professor of English at New Jersey City University, where he teaches a variety of courses on British and American literature, including creative writing, hip-hop, pandemic literature, and the literature of genocide and transitional justice. He has published articles on a variety of topics including: Milton’s Psalm translations, georgic poetry, representations of war and peace in eighteenth-century sermons and verse, early modern Jewish and Anglican narratives of travel to the Holy Land, conceptions of sacred and secular space in English writing of the eighteenth century, festival and life cycle practices in eighteenth-century Europe and the Americas, and Art Spiegelman’s Maus. He also edited, with Tara Czechowski, Global Economies, Cultural Currencies of the Eighteenth Century (AMS Press, 2012). He is a reader for New American Press, and was a recipient of an undergraduate Hopwood Award at the University of Michigan in 1996 and a Bronx Recognizes Its Own grant from the Bronx Council on the Arts in 2021.

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Current Title

Associate Professor of English, New Jersey City University


BA in English from University of Michigan
MA and PhD from New York University

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