Roger Rosenblatt, Distinguished Professor of English at Stony Brook, will present “You Can’t Teach Writing? Nonsense!” on Wednesday, November 18, at 12:40 pm in Humanities 1003. This talk is part of his candidacy for the Cherry Award as the best teacher in the United States. Rosenblatt is one of three finalists for that award.
After being the youngest house master in the history of Harvard, Rosenblatt served a term as director of education at the National Endowment for the Humanities. He then became literary editor of The New Republic and a columnist and essayist for The Washington Post, Time magazine, and the PBS News Hour. He has been an editor at U.S. News and World Report, Life magazine, and other major national publications, and editor-at-large at Time Incorporated.
Rosenblatt has published more than 300 essays and articles, as well as 11 books. His play, “The Oldsmobiles,” is being performed at the Flea Theater in Manhattan, and a screenplay that he wrote is the basis of a forthcoming film.
Rosenblatt’s list of awards and honors includes a Fulbright Scholarship, Washingtonian Magazine‘s award for the best columnist in Washington, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize, five honorary doctorates, and an Emmy. In 2005 he was the Edward R. Murrow Visiting Professor at Harvard. He also has taught at the Columbia School of Journalism and Georgetown.