Lincoln as Educator
David Bromwich graduated from Yale with a B.A. in 1973 and a Ph.D. four years later. He became an instructor at Princeton University, where he was promoted to Mellon Professor of English before returning to Yale in 1988. From 1995 he served as the Housum Professor of English at Yale. In 2006 he was appointed Sterling Professor of English at Yale University. David Bromwich’s main research interests are: Romanticism, modern poetry, history of criticism, political writing, and moral philosophy (18th and 19th century). A well-known cultural and political critic for the New York Review of Books, the London Review, and The New Republic, he is also the author of: Hazlitt: The Mind of a Critic (2000); Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth (2001); and Edmund Burke: An Intellectual Biography (2010).