Journalism and the Writing Professions
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Carl Rollyson has published more than thirty books ranging in subject matter from biographies of Marilyn Monroe, Lillian Hellman, Martha Gellhorn, Norman Mailer, Rebecca West, and Susan Sontag 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 such as The New York Times and the London Sunday Telegraph and in journals such as American Literature and the Dictionary of Literary Biography.
He wrote a column on biography for The New York Sun from 2004 to 2007 and reviews biographies regularly for The New York Observer, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The
Raleigh News & Observer and The Kansas City Star.
He 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.
At Baruch, Carl 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, the 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), and Journalism and the Literary Imagination (4730). 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 been the recipient of 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.