Michael Rosenthal

Michael Rosenthal, PhD '67 is a former Associate Dean of Columbia College and Roberta and William Campbell Professor in the Teaching of Literature Humanities in the English Department.

Rosenthal has written a number of books. His most recent (2017) was Barney: Grove Press and Barney Rosset, the story of America's Maverick publisher of the 1960s. He also wrote a book entitled Nicholas Miraculous, on former University President Nicholas Murray Butler, as well as a book on Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, called The Character Factory: Baden-Powell's Boy Scouts and the Imperatives of Empire, and another on Virginia Woolf.

Areas of Interest:

Late Victorian and Edwardian popular culture; Bloomsbury; the modern British novel


B.A., Harvard (1958); M.A., University of Wisconsin (1959); Ph.D., Columbia University (1967). Professor Rosenthal is interested in British literature and culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 


Last Updated March 02, 2020