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Anna Rosensweig

  • James P. Wilmot Distinguished Assistant Professor of French

PhD, University of Minnesota

428 Lattimore Hall
(585) 275-4251

Office Hours: Spring 2021; by appointment only.


Rosensweig’s scholarship and teaching focus on early modern literature and culture, the intersections of literature and political theory, and performance studies. Her work has appeared in journals such as L’Ésprit Créateur, the French Review, and Renaissance Drama. She is currently completing a book manuscript titled Subjects of Affection: 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.

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • CLT 389 :  MLC Research Seminar (Fall 2018)
  • FR 202:  Introduction to Literature in French (Spring 2017)
  • FR 204:  Contemporary French Culture (Fall 2017)
  • FR 227:  Laughing Matters: Comedy in Early Modern France (Spring 2018)
  • FR 237:  Performance Studies (Spring 2017)
  • FR 244:  Crimes of Passion: Love and Death on the Classical French Stage (Fall 2018)
  • 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