Steven Rosendale, PhD
Steven Rosendale has been with NAU since 2001. He holds a PhD in English and Textual Studies from Syracuse University. Rosendale is editor (with Laura Gray-Rosendale) of Radical Relevance: Essays Toward a Scholarship of a “Whole Left” (SUNY Press, 2005), Dictionary of Literary Biography 303: American Radical and Reform Writers (Gale, 2004), The Greening of Literary Scholarship: Literature, Theory and the Environment (U Iowa Press, 2002), and author (with the Political Moments Study Group) of Political Moments in the Classroom: Embodying Difference (Boynton/Cook, 1997). His other publications include essays on radical American writers Upton Sinclair, Jack London, Granville Hicks, and John Reed. An Americanist with interests in literary theory, naturalism, and modernism, Rosendale’s research focuses upon the political and ecological implications of 20th century American culture. His current writing projects include a monograph titled City Wilderness: US Radical Fiction and the Literary History of Social Justice Environmentalism, which offers the first account of the historical and ideological links between left literary culture and environmentalism in the United States.