U of H

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Irving N. Rothman



Irving N. Rothman (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1967), a specialist in the works of Daniel Defoe, conducts research in Restoration and eighteenth century English literature and in neo-classical patterns in early American literature. He has published on Defoe in the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America and is General Textual Editor of the works of Defoe being published by LSU University and AMS Press. His publications in the period include studies of Thomas Chatterton's play Aella, Alexander Pope's "Epistle to Burlington," Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, and Henry Fielding's prose imitation of Spenser's epithalamium in Joseph Andrews. He is an authority on the poetry of an early American Federalist Magazine, The Port Folio, published in Philadelphia, under the anti-Jeffersonian editor Joseph Dennie. also a specialist in technical and professional writing, he offers a course on Technology and Literature, and serves as editor of the annual report and other publications for key scientific institutes on campus, including the Energy Laboratory, the Institute for Space Systems Operations (ISSO), and the Environmental Institute of Houston (EIH).

Curriculum Vitae

Spring 2003

ENGLISH 2312: Literature and Technology

ENGLISH 3312: Restoration and 18th-Century Literature

ENGLISH 3324: Development of the Novel

ENGLISH 3327: British Literature

ENGLISH 3341: Business and Professional Writing