Cooper, Alan

Professor Emeritus
English

Phone: 718-262-2470
Office Location: AC-2B09
cooper@york.cuny.edu

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  Columbia Univ.  English  1967 
MA  ColumbiaUniv.  English  1954 
BS  CCNY  English  1953 

Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor of English. York College founding faculty (1967), first Chair of English (1972-92), Chair of York Faculty (1994-2000).

Professor Cooper was NYC's on-air grammarian after starting the grammar and usage call-in section of WNYC's "New York and Company," later called "The Leonard Lopate Show" (1982-97) until he left to serve an exchange assignment in China (1998), teaching college-English faculty there to present Shakespeare and undergraduate English majors to understand the Western literary tradition. Texts he edited in China reach 500,000 people. Author of over eighty pieces of critical writing, he is internationally known as a scholar on the works of Philip Roth, having influenced the field through reviews, articles, collaborative book essays, and his own highly acclaimed book, Philip Roth and the Jews, (SUNY Press, 1996). Professor Cooper continues to teach literature, writing, and Western Civilization at York College.

Areas of Expertise

American Grammar and Usage
Teaching Shakespeare
Philip Roth Studies

Books in Field Of Expertise

Cooper, Alan. Prince Paskudnyak and the Giant Bats. : , 2010. 276.

Cooper, Alan. Philip Roth and the Jews. : SUNY Press, 1996. 318.

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Cooper, Alan. "Roth Unbound: A Writer and His Books." Jewish Book World. Spring 2014: 59.

Cooper, Alan. "Who’s Sorry Now? A Novel." Jewish Book World. Winter 2013: .

Cooper, Alan. "Ten Great Films Stanley Kauffmann." Jewish Book World. Winter 2013: .

Cooper, Alan. "Philip Roth: Celebration of a Career." Jewish Book World. 31 number 2 Summer 2013: 34-35.

Cooper, Alan. "Philip Roth: Celebration of a Career." Jewish Book Council. Spring 2013: .

Cooper, Alan. "Lucky Bruce: A Literary Memoir." Jewish Book World. Spring 2012: .

Cooper, Alan. "Why Trilling Matters." Jewish Book World. Winter 2011: .

Cooper, Alan. "The Humbling." Jewish Book World. Fall 2009: 54.

Cooper, Alan. "The Literary Community: Selected Essays - 1976-2007." Jewish Book World. Winter 2008: 34.

Cooper, Alan. "Exit Ghost." Jewish Book World. Fall 2007: 62-63.

Cooper, Alan. "Disobedience." Jewish Book World. Winter 2006: 226-228.

Cooper, Alan. "Up Society’s Ass, Copper: Rereading Philip Roth." Philip Roth Studies. Spring 2005: 102-104.

Cooper, Alan. "It Can Happen Here, or All in the Family Values: Surviving The Plot Against America." Philip Roth, New Perspectives on an American Author. ed. D.P. Royal. 2005: 241-53.

Cooper, Alan. "The War Against the Jews." The Jewish Week. September 24, 2004: 42-44.

Cooper, Alan. "Philip Roth Between the Peaks (Piques?)." The Jewish Frontier. September 1984: 20-23, 25.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Cooper, Alan. "Indignation: Opiates of the Occident." Playful and Serious: Philip Roth as a Comic Writer. 2010: 255-68.

Cooper, Alan. "It Can Happen Here, or All in the Family Values: Surviving the Plot Against America." Philip Roth: New Perspectives on an American Author. 2005: 241-53.

Cooper, Alan. "Washington Heights Doc." Neil Smon A Casebook. 1997: 39-46.

Cooper, Alan. "Producing Neil Simon: An interview with Emanuel Azenberg." Neil Simon A Casebook. 1997: 189-203.

Cooper, Alan. "The Jewish Sit-Down Comedy of Philip Roth." Jewish Wry; essays on Jewish Humor. 1987: 158-77.

Reviews in Field Of Expertise

"Jewish Book World" Winter 2013: 29.

"Jewish Book World" Winter 2013: 35.

"Jewish Book Council" Spring 2013: .

"Jewish Book Council" Spring 2012: .

"Jewish Book Council" Winter 2011: .

"Jewish Book World" Fall 2009: 54.

"Philip Roth Studies" Spring 2009: 142-45.

"Jewish Book World" Winter 2008: 34.

"Jewish Book World" Fall 2007: 62-63.

"Jewish Book World" Winter 2006: 226-28.

"Philip Roth Studies" Spring 2005: 102-04.

"The Jewish Week" 9/26/2004: 42-44.

 

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Cooper, Alan
Professor Emeritus
English