Randy Robertson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English & Creative Writing
Coordinator, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows Program
Office Location: Fisher Hall - Rm 228
Office Hours: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., MTWTHF
PHD, Washington University
MA, Univ of Chicago
BA, University of Virginia
Robertson hails from New York City, where he takes English majors every year to visit a museum, take in a play, and eat Indian food. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Virginia, earned his master's and did a year of doctoral work at the University of Chicago, and attained his Ph.D. at Washington University.
Robertson’s first book, Censorship and Conflict in Seventeenth-Century England, was recently published by Penn State Press. A complementary work titled The British Index, a 1,900-page annotated bibliography of works censored in the British Isles 1641-1700, is now online here. He recently co-authored an article with a Susquehanna student; it was published in The Huntington Library Quarterly, an internationally renowned academic journal.
Robertson teaches courses on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literature, the novel, media history, satire, and the Enlightenment. His next book will trace the relationship between wit and skepticism from the Renaissance to the present.
Robertson serves as the reviews editor of Modern Language Studies, a national academic journal on which a number of Susquehanna University students also work.
Robertson’s other interests include tennis, hiking, rowing, chess, and The Daily Show.
- ENGL-100 Writing and Thinking
- ENGL-190 Introduction to Modern Publishing
- ENGL-200 Literature and Culture
- ENGL-233 British Literature, Jacobean to Augustan
- ENGL-265 Critical Surveys in Forms of Writing
- ENGL-290 Aesthetics and Interpretation
- ENGL-350 Studies in Major Authors
- ENGL-361 Studies in Literature and Genre
- ENGL-390 Special Themes and Topics
- ENGL-505 Independent Study
- ENGL-540 Internship
- HONS-100 Thought
- HONS-301 300-Level Honors Seminar