College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Aaron DeRosa

Assistant Professor  |  20th/21st C. American Literature

Curriculum Vita: Updated Dec 2014

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Ph.D. in Literature, Purdue University, 2012
M.A. in Literature, Northeastern University, 2005
B.A. in English, Bucknell University, 2003

Area of Specialization

American Literature since the Civil War, Post-1945 American Literature, Post-9/11 Literature, African American Literature.

Research Interests

Temporality, biopolitics, terrorism, trauma, exceptionalism, and alterity.


  • ENG 205: African American Literature
  • ENG 212: American Literature since 1865
  • ENG 312: Intro to Literary Studies
  • ENG 451: Modern and Postmodern Culture
  • ENG 456: 20th C. American Literature
  • ENG 500: Intro to Literary Research
  • ENG 561C/562C: 20th C. American Literature