Clinical Professor of Liberal Studies
Ph.D Carnegie Mellon University- Literary and Cultural Studies
M.A. English Literature, Case Western Reserve University
B.A., English Literature, University of Pittsburgh
Course(s) Taught: Global Secularisms, Writing I & II, Cultural Foundations II & III
- NYU Center for the Humanities Research Grant, Fall 2015
- Research Challenge Grant Recipient, Fall 2014
- Research Challenge Grant Recipient, Summer 2012
- NYU Curricular Development Challenge Fund Grant Recipient, Summer 2011
- Technology Academy Grant, Summer 2011
- Research Challenge Grant Recipient, Summer 2010
- NYU Curricular Development Challenge Fund Grant Recipient, Summer 2009
Rectenwald, Michael. Nineteenth-Century British Secularism: Science, Religion and Literature. Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK; New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (February 2016)
Rectenwald, Michael and Rochelle Almeida, Eds. Global Secularisms in a Post-Secular Age. Boston: De Gruyter. (2015)
Rectenwald, Michael and Lisa Carl. Academic Writing, Real World Topics. Peterborough, Ont: Broadview Press. (May 2015)
Articles in Journals and Books:
Rectenwald, Michael. "Secularism." George Eliot in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. July 2013. PP 271-278.
Rectenwald, Michael. "Secularism and the cultures of nineteenth-century scientific naturalism." The British Journal for the History of Science. 46.2 (June 2013): 231-254. (Copyright, British Society for the History of Science.)
Rectenwald, Michael. "Craig on God and Morality." Co-authored with Thomas W. Smythe. International Philosophical Quarterly. Vol. 51, No. 3, Issue 203 (September 2011): 331-338.
Rectenwald, Michael. “Reading Around the Kids.” Constance Coiner and Diana Hume George, eds., The Family Track: Keeping Your Faculties while You Mentor, Nurture, Teach, and Serve. University of Illinois Press, 1998, pp. 107-13.
Rectenwald, Michael. “A Category in Contention.” Review of Victorian Scientific Naturalism: Community, Identity, Continuity, G. Dawson, B. Lightman (Eds.), University of Chicago, 2014. Endeavor 39.1 (March 2015): 3.
Rectenwald, Michael. "Naturally Scientific": Review of The Age of Scientific Naturalism: Tyndall and His Contemporaries, Bernard Lightman and Michael S. Reidy, eds. Pickering & Chatto, 2014. Endeavour Vol. 38 No. 3–4, pp. 151-52.
Rectenwald, Michael. "Local Histories, Broader Implications:" Review of Patricia Donahue and Gretchen Flesher Moon, eds. Local Histories: Reading the Archives of Composition. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007. Series in Composition, Literacy and Culture. College Composition and Communication. Vol. 60, No. 2 (December 2008): W53-W57.
Rectenwald, Michael, "The Singularity and Socialism.” Insurgent Notes: Journal of Communist Theory and Practice. October 5, 2013.
Rectenwald, Michael. "Postmodernism, the Academic Left, and the Crisis of Capitalism." Insurgent Notes: Journal of Communist Theory and Practice. March 11, 2013.
Rectenwald, Michael. "Darwin's Ancestors: The Evolution of Evolution." The Victorian Web. December, 2008.
Rectenwald, Michael. "The Construction and Deconstruction of Science in Middlemarch." The Victorian Web. December, 2008.
Popular and Creative:
Rectenwald, Michael. "Launching Pad." Ductsorg RSS. N.p., Issue 31. 01 June 2013.
Breach: Collected Poems, Apogee Publishing, 2013
The Thief and other Stories, Apogee Publishing, 2013.
“The Beat Generation Meets The E-Generation,” review of Orpheus Emerged by Jack Kerouac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sunday, February 11, 2001.
“Who's afraid of a Woolf Biography? Scholarly, Feminist Examination of Writer's Life Discards Romantic Bravado,” review of Virginia Woolf by Hermione Lee, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sunday, August 24, 1997.
“Milton Finds and Loses Paradise in the New World,” A review of Milton In America by Peter Ackroyd, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sunday, July 13, 1997.
“The Landscape Of Yeats' Life Emerges From A Personal Perspective,” review of W.B. Yeats: The Man And The Milieu by Keith Alldritt, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sunday, June 8, 1997.
“An Apprentice's Appreciation: Learning And Growing As A Poet, With Allen Ginsberg For A Guide: A Eulogy for Allen Ginsberg,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sunday, April 20, 1997.
The Eros of the Baby Boom Eras, Bethesda, MD: Apogee Books, l991 (Poetry).
"The Eros of the Baby Boom Eras," The New York Quarterly, 44, 1990.
Poems appeared in Pig Iron Press, 13 (1987).
Professional website: http://www.michaelrectenwald.com