Arts and Letters Faculty

Nancy Von Rosk

Associate Professor of English
 

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy, University of New Hampshire
Master of Arts, Northeastern University
Bachelor of Arts, SUNY Oneonta

Office:  Aquinas Hall, Room 12-G
Office Hours: M/W 1:30-2:30 pm, T/Th: 2:30-3:30 pm
Phone:  845-569-3363
Email: nancy.vonrosk@msmc.edu

Courses

English 3240 / Women Writers
English 1020 / Forms of Literature
English 4900 / Literary Criticism
English 2040 / Foundations of Literary Studies

Bio

Professor Von Rosk came to Mount Saint Mary College in January 2005 after teaching at the University of New Hampshire where she had earned her PhD.

Prior to becoming a college teacher, Professor Von Rosk taught in a variety of institutions and programs at the secondary level including The Casablanca American School in Morocco, and Project Advance, a program for highly-motivated inner-city high school students at Boston University. Her dissertation, "Private Lives and Public Spectacles: The Urban Novel and Cultural Transformation, 1852-1925" examines the beginnings of urbanization and consumer culture in America, and writers' responses to the cultural shifts of their time.

While much of her expertise is in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century American literature, Professor Von Rosk's scholarly and teaching interests range widely. She has published on contemporary postcolonial and Native American writers and has taught Shakespeare and introductory writing courses here at Mount Saint Mary College. Her work can be found in various scholarly journals and anthologies including Studies in the Novel, An Inn Near Kyoto: Writing by American Women Abroad, Prospects: An Annual of American Cultural Studies, and Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature.

Most recently, Professor Von Rosk’s scholarship has focused on women writers as well as the gothic imagination in art and literature. Her most recent publication, “To Dance with the Hired Girls”: Love, Labor and Longing in My Antonia” appears in Women and Work: The Labors of Self Fashioning (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2011). She is currently researching and writing on the ghost stories of Edith Wharton.

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