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Aaron Rosenfeld, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English
Director of Writing

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

Phone: (914) 633-2055
Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday Noon - 2 p.m.

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, literary theory and criticism, and freshman composition. He also teaches literature surveys as part of the core curriculum and classes in the modern and contemporary world as part of Iona College’s Honors Program. Dr. Rosenfeld also serves as coordinator of the Freshman Writing Program.

Dr. Rosenfeld’s past critical essays have appeared in Twentieth Century LiteratureCritical Survey and Doris Lessing Studies. Recent publications include an essay about why we should treat poems like pop songs, which appeared in the journal Pedagogy in 2017, and an essay on sea voices in Whitman and Eliot, which appeared in Literary Imagination, also in 2017. His current research interests include modern poetry, pedagogy and composition.