Anna Rosensweig

Assistant Professor of French
PhD, University of Minnesota

426 Lattimore Hall
(585) 275-2367

Office Hours: Mondays 11:45 am–12:45 pm, Wednesdays 3:30–4:30 pm, or by appointment


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)

Selected Publications

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