Tony Rosso, PH.D.

Tony Rosso

Professor of English

British Romanticism, 18th Century Literature

Office: Engleman Hall D246
Phone: 203.392.6744

Email: rossog1@southernct.edu 


 


 

Education

Ph.D., British Romantic Period, University of Maryland
M.A., English Literature, San Francisco State University
B.A., English Literature, Ohio State University

About Professor Rosso

My courses are in the British Romantic period, the Restoration and Eighteenth Century, the English Epic, the English Novel, and the Literature of the Old and New Testaments. My research and publications focus on the poetry and art of William Blake, particularly Blake’s relationship to John Milton, the English Bible, and the British Empire.

Recent Courses Taught

ENG 458—British Romantic Poetry
ENG 444—18th-Century British Lit
ENG 487—Seminar: Epic in England
ENG 331—The English Novel to 1900
LIT 301—Lit of the Old Testament
ENG 217—Intro to Literature

Selected Publications and Presentations

“The Last Strumpet: Harlotry and Hermaphroditism in Blake’s Rahab.” In Blake, Gender andCulture, ed. Helen P. Bruder and Tristanne J. Connolly. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2012.

Review. Blake and the Bible, by Christopher Rowland, Romantic Circles Reviews, 29 July, 2011. http://www.rc.umd.edu/reviews.

“Popular Millenarianism and Empire in Blake’s Night Thoughts”. In Blake, Modernity and Popular Culture. Ed. Steve Clark and Jason Whitaker. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan (2007).

"The Religion of Empire: Blake's Rahab in its Biblical Contexts.” English Romantic Poetry. Edited Harold Bloom. Philadelphia: Chelsea, 2004.