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Professor Emeritus of English

Guy Rotella retired from the English department at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year. Professor Rotella began his Northeastern career in 1974. A specialist in twentieth-century American poetry, he has written or edited eight books, including Castings (Vanderbilt University Press), a study of monuments and monumentality in works by contemporary poets. His critical essays on modern and postmodern poetry appeared in such journals as American Literature, Contemporary Literature, and Literary Imagination. From 1983 through 2009, he edited the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize, overseeing publication of the series’ twenty-six volumes. He delivered the Klein University Lecture in 1998 and received the University Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009.

  • Castings: Monuments and Monumentality in Poems by Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, James Merrill, Derek Walcott, and Seamus Heaney (2004)

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