Rosensweig's scholarship and teaching focus on early modern literature and culture, the intersections of literature and political theory, and performance studies. She is currently completing a book manuscript titled Tragic Opposition: Rights of Resistance on the Early Modern Stage, in which she locates a new genealogy of rights in early modern tragedy. Rosensweig has also begun a second book, Building the Royal Body, which investigates how early modern dramas and political ceremonies align the king's body with elements of urban architecture. She has published on early modern drama, as well as on more contemporary subjects, from symbolist theater to the ethics of representing the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
Courses Offered (subject to change)
- FR 202: Introduction to Literature in French (Spring 2017)
- FR 204: Contemporary French Culture (Fall 2017)
- FR 237: Performance Studies (Spring 2017)
- FR 244: Crimes of Passion: Love and Death on the Classical French Stage (Fall 2016)
- FR 257: Sex, Lies, and Secrets: Libertinism in Early Modern France (Fall 2017)
- "The Eye of Paris, the Eye of France: Capital Bodies in Claude Billard's La mort d’Henri IV." Paris, Imagined Capital:Economic Transition and Modernity (17th to 19th Centuries). Spec. issue of L’Esprit Créateur, vol. 55, no. 3, Fall 2015, pp. 15-28. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/esp.2015.0032.
- "'Toute la cité pleure': La mise en scène du peuple thébain dans Antigone ou la Piété de Robert Garnier." La Foule au théâtre, edited by Pascale Drouet and Françoise Dubor. Spec. issue of Cahiers FoReLL (Formes et Représentations en Linguistique et Littérature), Apr. 2015, 09.edel.univ-poitiers.fr/lescahiersforell/index.php?id=279.
- "Performing Off-Staged Violence in Rachilde's Drama." Visualizing Violence in Francophone Cultures, edited by Magali Compan, Cambridge Scholars, 2015, pp. 131-46.
- "Hearing Witness: Literary Listening as a Duty of Memory in Rwanda." French Review, vol. 86, no. 4, Mar. 2013, pp. 744-55.
Honors and Activities
- Co-organizer, Early Modern French Studies Reading Group, MLA Commons, 2012-present
- Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar in the Humanities, Department of French and Italian, University of Southern California, 2014-2016
- Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Washington, DC, 2013-2014