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Aaron Rosenfeld, PhD

Associate Professor of English
Director of Writing

Phone: (914) 633-2055
Email: arosenfeld@iona.edu

BA, Brandeis University 
MA, Ph.D., New York University, 2000


Teaching interests: Modern British and American poetry; Theory; Composition

Dr. Aaron Rosenfeld earned his Bachelor’s Degree in English and Politics from Brandeis University and received his Ph.D. from NYU, where he specialized in twentieth-century literature. His dissertation was on paranoia as a literary structure, and focused on George Orwell and the utopian/dystopian tradition.

At Iona, Dr. Rosenfeld regularly teaches classes in modern British and American poetry, and literary theory and criticism, as well as English literature survey courses within the core curriculum. He is also Acting Director of Writing, overseeing the Freshman Writing Program, and teaches classes in the modern and contemporary world as part of Iona College’s Honors Program. For ten years, Dr. Rosenfeld also taught a summer graduate seminar at New York University on the modern British novel.

Dr. Rosenfeld is currently faculty moderator of the student literary magazine, Kaleidoscope, having previously served the college in various capacities, including Chair of the Student Affairs Committee and Coordinator of Prestigious Grants and Fellowships. He has also served for the past three years as a national Fulbright referee.

Dr. Rosenfeld’s critical essays have appeared in Twentieth Century Literature, Critical Survey, and Doris Lessing Studies, and in the volume, The Companion to British Poetry, 1900 to the Present, and he has presented numerous papers at a range of conferences. His current research interests include modern poetry, pedagogy, and composition, and he is working on a book about T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.”