Jessica M. Rosenberg

Associate Professor


Jessica Rosenberg’s research and teaching examine the literature and culture of early modern England, with additional focus on science and literature, the history of material texts and media forms, and the aesthetic dimensions of everyday life. She is the author of Botanical Poetics: Early Modern Plant Books and the Husbandry of Print (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2023), as well as articles on husbandry, hospitality, poetry and plants, and the poetics of practical address. Her writing has been published in ELH, postmedieval, Philological Quarterly, and elsewhere. She is currently working on a book about how small epistemic forms, like knacks, devices, recipes, and techniques, shaped early modern comedy and everyday life.

Research Focus

  • Early modern literature and culture
  • History of Science 
  • History of the Book
  • Media Studies 
  • Poetry and Poetics 
  • Plant Studies

ENGL Courses - Spring 2024