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Michael Robertson


Michael Robertson

Phone: (609) 771-3399


Office: Bliss Hall 231

Michael Robertson received the B.A. from Stanford, the M.A. from Columbia, and the Ph.D. from Princeton.  His research and teaching interests are in 19th-century American and British literature. The recipient of two National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships, he is the author, most recently, of The Last Utopians: Four Late Nineteenth-Cetury Visionaries and Their Legacy (Princeton UP, 2018). His book Worshipping Walt: The Whitman Disciples (Princeton UP, 2008) was named a New Jersey Council for the Humanities Honor Book, and Stephen Crane, Journalism, and the Making of Modern American Literature (Columbia UP, 1997) received the Frank Luther Mott Award for the year’s best book in journalism and mass communication. He is co-editor with TCNJ colleague David Blake of Walt Whitman, Where the Future Becomes Present (U of Iowa P, 2008). He has been a Visiting Fellow in the Departments of English and Religion at Princeton University, and during the 2018-19 academic year he is an Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London. His current book project is a biography of William Morris, the 19th-century English writer, artist, and socialist.