Sterling Professor of English, Yale University

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale University.

After graduating from Yale with a B.A. in 1973 and a Ph.D. four years later, Bromwich became an instructor at Princeton University, where he was promoted to Mellon Professor of English before returning to Yale in 1988.

Bromwich is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has published widely on Romantic criticism and poetry, and on 18th-century politics and moral philosophy.

His essays and reviews have appeared in The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, the London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, and many other U.S. and British journals. Since 2017, he has served as a trustee of the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

He is the author of "How Words Make Things Happen," "American Breakdown: The Trump Years and How They Befell Us," "The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke," "Moral Imagination" and "Politics by Other Means."


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    Sterling Professor of English, Yale University