Leonard Rosmarin

Leonard Rosmarin, born in Montreal, is a Canadian professor of French literature and a novelist. He is the former Chair of the Department of Modern Languages at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Rosmarin is a specialist of seventeenth century French literature, and links between opera and literature.[1][2]


Rosmarin earned a doctorate from Yale University where he began his teaching career in 1964. He became assistant professor at Wesleyan University, also in Connecticut.[3]

In 1969, he returned to Canada to take up a position as associate, then full professor at Brock University.

Rosmarin has been decorated twice by the Government of France for distinguished service in the cause of French letters.[4]



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