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Edgar Rosenberg

Professor Emeritus

Edgar Rosenberg


Professor Rosenberg passed away in December, 2015. Click here to read his obituary.

A native of Germany, Edgar Rosenberg received his Ph.D. at Stanford University and beginning in 1965 served as Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Cornell University until his retirement in 2002. He is the author of From Shylock to Svengali and some fifty pieces of short fiction, translations, and articles in journals ranging from Esquireto Commentary to The Dickensian. He has taught at San Jose State College and Harvard University, has been Visiting Professor at Stanford University and the University of Haifa, and has received Guggenheim, Fulbright, Bread Loaf, and Stanford Fiction Fellowships as well as the Clark Distinguished Teaching Award at Cornell. 


  • Comparative Literature


  • Nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction
  • Anglo-Judaic studies
  • English and Continental fiction
  • Creative writing
  • Dickens
  • Mann
  • Shaw
  • The Elizabethans
  • Germany in the thirties