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Debra J. Rosenthal

Professor of English, John Carroll University

Debby Rosenthal is a widely published specialist in 19th-century American literature and in 21st-century climate change literature. She teaches American literature at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.


  • 1998–2022
    Professor of English, John Carroll University


  • 1995 
    Princeton University, PhD


  • 2024
    Cli-Fi and Class: Socioeconomic Justice in Contemporary Climate Fiction,
  • 2015
    Performatively Speaking: Speech and Action in Antebellum American Literature,
  • 2004
    Race Mixture in 19th-Century US and Spanish American Fictions,
  • 2003
    Routledge Sourcebook on Uncle Tom's Cabin ,
  • 2002
    Mixing Race, Mixing Culture: Inter-American Literary Dialogues ,
  • 1997
    The Serpent in the Cup: Temperance in American Literature (,