Natania Rosenfeld


Natania Rosenfeld grew up in Oberlin, Ohio, received her BA from Bryn Mawr College and went on to Princeton for a Ph.D in English literature.  During her “wandering years” she worked as Assistant Curator of Books and Manuscripts at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia, taught composition at the University of Pennsylvania and a range of courses at The Curtis Institute of Music, was Associate Editor at The American Poetry Review, and spent three years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Duke University.  She has been at Knox since 1998. 

Natania has published one critical book, Outsiders Together: Virginia and Leonard Woolf (Princeton University Press, 2000) and several articles on literary modernism in scholarly journals.  In recent years, she has published her short fiction, personal essays, and poems in an array of magazines including Southwest Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Hotel Amerika, The American Poetry Review, Ninth Letter, The Fairy Tale Review, Prairie Schooner, Rhino, and POOL. She has held writers’ fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Jentel Foundation.

Natania’s teaching concentrates on the areas of modern and contemporary English literature, creative nonfiction, and the Holocaust.  She has taught single-author courses on Virginia Woolf and on James Joyce, on whom she has published and given conference papers with a particular emphasis on Jewish motifs in Ulysses. In 1999, she was invited to attend a summer seminar for college teachers at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, taught by the late Raul Hilberg.  She has traveled to Eastern Europe and her latest project focuses on Jews in Poland before and after World War II.

Natania likes to travel, eat, and cuddle Bella, her lab-husky mix.