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Carl Rollyson has published more than 40 books ranging in subject matter from biographies of Marilyn Monroe, Lillian Hellman, Martha Gellhorn, Norman Mailer, Rebecca West, Susan Sontag, Jill Craigie, Dana Andrews, Sylvia Plath, and Amy Lowell to studies of American culture, genealogy, children's biography, film and literary criticism.
He has authored more than 500 articles on American and European literature and history. His work has been reviewed in newspapers including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and theLondon Sunday Telegraph and in journals such as American Literature, Plath Profiles, Mississippi Quarterly and Sight & Sound. He wrote a column on biography for The New York Sun from 2004 to 2007 and reviews biographies regularly for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The New Criterion and Choice.
Professor Rollyson is President Emeritus of the International Rebecca West Society. His play, “That Woman: Rebecca West Remembers,” has been produced at Theatresource in New York City and theaters in Amsterdam and Greenwich, Conn.
At Baruch, Professor Rollyson has taught Art Survey I and II, Survey of British Literature I and II, Great Works (English 2800 and 2850), Writing I and II, Feit seminars on New York City, biography and film, and courses in the film minor. His courses in Journalism include Documentary Film (3280), Journalistic Criticism (3400), Journalism and the Literary Imagination (4730) and Narrative Writing (4920). He has served the college as Associate Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Associate Provost and Acting Dean of the School of Education and Educational Services.
Professor Rollyson has received Baruch's Presidential Excellence Award for Scholarship, and he has been awarded grants from the American Philosophical Society, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
He is currently advisory editor of the Hollywood Legends series published by University Press of Mississippi. He invites queries from those interested in contributing to the series.
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