Jason P Rosenblatt


Emeritus Faculty


Department of English
General profile





Jason Rosenblatt, Emeritus Professor of English, grew up in Annapolis, where his father served as rabbi for almost forty years. Jason holds a B.A. from Yeshiva University, where he also attended the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, and advanced degrees from Brown University. Before coming to Georgetown in 1974, he taught at Brown, the University of Pennsylvania, and Swarthmore College.

Publications include a Norton Critical Edition of Milton’s Selected Poetry and Prose (W.W. Norton, 2010), Renaissance England's Chief Rabbi: John Selden (Oxford, 2006), Torah and Law in ‘Paradise Lost’ (Princeton, 1994), a co-edited book on biblical narrative, ‘Not in Heaven’ (Indiana, 1991), and more than two dozen essays on seventeenth-century English literature. His main long-term projects are The Discourse of John Selden, Esq. (Table Talk), co-edited with Thomas Roebuck and Jeffrey Miller, under contract with Oxford University Press, and a monograph on John Selden and John Milton, working title "Advocate for the Muse.

Awards include Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Jason is a past president of the Milton Society of America (1999) and recipient of its Hanford and Shawcross Awards. (1989, 2007). Jason is the Milton Society's Honored Scholar for 2015.

He is married to Zipporah Marton, a registered nurse, and they have two children and four grandchildren.


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  • Ph.D. (1969) Brown University,
  • M.A. (1966) Brown University,
  • B.A. (1963) Yeshiva University,