Robert Warde

Associate Professor English
19th-Century British and European literature and art; memoir and personal essay; literature of WWI and the Vietnam War; baseball literature.

Robert Warde grew up in Southern California, lived for a decade on the east coast, and eventually settled in the middle of the country, hoping to gain ballast. Though specializing in nineteenth-century Britain, he has also taught a variety of topics in modern and contemporary British and American literature, as well as courses in creative nonfiction and dramatic literature, particularly Shakespeare. He has published a book on Lawrence of Arabia, and is presently writing a memoir of his Los Angeles childhood. He was the first recipient of Macalester's annual "Excellence in Teaching" award, and has directed or co-directed study-away programs for the Associated Colleges of the Midwest in London, Florence, and Chicago.

Areas of Study

  • 19th-Century British and European Literature and Art History
  • The Novel
  • The Memoir and Personal Essay
  • Literature of WWI and the Vietnam War
  • Baseball Literature

2012-2013 Courses

  • 19th-Century British Novel (331-01), Fall
  • Los Angeles and the American Dream (285-01), Fall
  • Novel (137-01 and 137-02), Spring
  • 19th-Century British Literature (230-01), Spring

BA: Princeton University

PhD. Harvard University