Louise M. Rosenblatt

Fellow: Awarded 1942

Field of Study: Literary Criticism

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 08-23-1904

Died: 02-08-2005

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1941–42:

ROSENBLATT, LOUISE MICHELLE.  Appointed for a historical and critical study of the problem of the function of the writer as shown in the theory and practice of 19th and 20th century British and American authors; tenure, twelve months from August 1, 1942.

Born August 23, 1904, Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Education:  Barnard College, B.A., 1925; University of Grenoble, 1925–26; Columbia University, 1927–28; University of Paris, Docteur de l’Université, 1931. Franco-American Exchange Fellow and Alternate Duror Graduate Fellow, 1925–26, at the University of Grenoble. Barnard College Fellow at the University of Paris, 1926–27 and 1928–29.

Assistant in English, 1927–28, Instructor, 1929–38, Barnard College; Research member, 1935–36, Commission on Human Relations, Progressive Education Association; Assistant Professor of English, 1938—, Brooklyn College. Visiting Professor of English Education, Northwestern University, Summers of 1939 and 1940.

Publications:  L’Idée de l’art pour l’art dans la literature anglaise pendant la période victorienne, 1931; Literature as Exploration, 1938. Contributor to Reading and Pupil Development, 1940. Articles in Publications of the Modern Language Association, Parent Education, Revue de Littérature Comparée, International Journal of Ethics, Educational Method, English Leaflet, College English.