David Bromwich

Professor (Adjunct) of Law
(spring term)

Ph.D., Yale University, 1977
B.A., Yale College, 1973

Courses Taught
  • American Politics, The Law, and The Culture of Self-Government

David Bromwich is a Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and Sterling Professor of English at Yale University. A cultural critic and literary scholar, Bromwich has written and edited a number of volumes, which span the fields of Romanticism, modern poetry, moral philosophy, and political writing. He began his academic career at Princeton University, where he was named Mellon Professor of English. Bromwich began teaching at Yale University in 1988. From 1991 to 1994, he served as Director of Yale University’s Whitney Humanities Center. Bromwich’s titles include How Words Make Things Happen (Oxford University Press, 2019), The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke (Harvard University Press, 2014), and Moral Imagination (Princeton University Press, 2014). Bromwich’s first book, Hazlitt: The Mind of A Critic (Oxford University Press, 1983), was named a 1984 National Book Critics Circle finalist in criticism. Bromwich has edited critical editions that include On Empire, Liberty, and Reform: Speeches and Letters of Edmund Burke (Yale University Press, 2000) and, most recently, Writing Politics: An Anthology (New York Review of Books Classics, 2020). He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.