David R. Sorensen, D.Phil.

Professor, Associate Director Honors
Office: Merion Hall 187
Phone: (610) 660-1881
Fax: (610) 660-3235
Email: dsorense@sju.edu


Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Education

  • B.A., University of Toronto, 1976
  • M.Phil., London University, 1980
  • D.Phil., Oxford University, 1983

Professional Experience

General Fields of Professional Interest

Victorian Culture and Society
Enlightenment & Romanticism
English & French Historiography
Intellectual History
Revolutions & Revolutionaries
Art & Aesthetics

Pedagogical Style

Lecture and discussion 

Other Information

Editor, Carlyle Studies Annual.
Co-Founder, Victorian Lives and Letters Consortium  http://tundra.csd.sc.edu/vllc/

Courses Taught

  • Various Introductory Freshman English Courses.
  • The French Revolution in English Literature
  • Dickens Film and Literature

Publications

Selected Publications

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, Ed. Ian Campbell, Aileen Christianson, and David Sorensen. Duke - Edinburgh Edition. 44 vols. (Durham: Duke UP, 1970 - 2017 ongoing ). 

"Ruskin and Carlyle." The Cambridge Companion to John Ruskin. Ed. Francis O'Gorman. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015: 189-201.

Heroes and Hero-Worship. By Thomas Carlyle. Ed. David R. Sorensen and Brent Kinser. (New Haven: Yale UP, 2013).

The Carlyle Studies Annual. Ed. David  R. Sorensen and Brent E. Kinser. Nos. 22-31 (Philadelphia: SJU P, 2006 -2017 ongoing)

Jane Carlyle: Newly Selected Letters. Ed. Kenneth J. Fielding and David R. Sorensen (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004).

The Carlyles at Home and Abroad. Ed. David R. Sorensen and Rodger L. Tarr (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004).

The French Revolution. By Thomas Carlyle. Ed. K. J. Fielding and David R. Sorensen. World's Classics Edition. London: Oxford UP, 1989. 

Forthcoming

The French Revolution.  By Thomas Carlyle. Ed. Mark Cumming, David R. Sorensen, and Mark Engel. 3 vols. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Under Contract. Publication Date Spring 2019. 

The French Revolution. By Thomas Carlyle. Ed. David R. Sorensen and Brent E. Kinser. World's Classics Editon. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Under Contract. Publication Date Spring 2018.  

Grants and Awards

Tengelmann Award for Distinguished Teaching and Research,  Saint Joseph’s University, 2009.

Scholarly Editions Award: Carlyle Letters Project, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1999-2017, for the Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle  vols. 28-44 and the Carlyle Letters Online  http://carlyleletters.dukeupress.edu/

 

Research