Prof. Dr. Andrew Gross

Beruflicher Werdegang

Professor of North American Studies, Göttingen University

Habilitation, Freie Universität Berlin (Lehrbefähigung und Lehrbefugnis für das Fach Amerikanistik)

2007 - 2008
DFG Research Grant, Representations of the Holocaust in the 1990s

2003 - 2004
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) guest lecturer, FU Berlin

2001 - 2004
faculty fellow, UC Davis

2002 - 2003
Fulbright guest lecturer, FU Berlin

Ph.D., English with designated emphases in American literature and critical theory, University of California, Davis

dissertation fellowship, faculty of the humanities, UC Davis

2000, 1998, 1996
Miller travel grants, UC Davis

1998 - 1999
doctoral research grant, University of Düsseldorf

Instructional improvement grant to design "Representations of the Holocaust", UC Davis

M.A., English, University of California, Davis

B.A., double major in English and philosophy, University of Arizona


European Association of American Studies (EAAS) Rob Kroes Book Award for "The Pound Award: Liberalism and Lyricism in Midcentury American Literature."

Preis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien für den besten Artikel des Jahrgangs

1997, 1996
Miller Prizes for most outstanding graduate essay of the year, English, UC Davis



travel literature

representations of the Holocaust

American poetry (esp. in the 19th and 20th centuries)

lyric theory

the cultural Cold War

memory and trauma studies

literary history of liberalism


  • The Pound Reaction. Liberalism and Lyricism in Mid-Century American Literature, Heidelberg 2015 (im Erscheinen).

  • Comedy, Avant-Garde, Scandal. Remembering the Holocaust after the End of History, (mit Susanne Rohr), Heidelberg 2010.

  • The Changing Shape of the American Landscape. Travel, Corporate Expansion, and Consumer Culture, 1845-1945.

  • Words About Eloquence. A Glossary of Basic Literary, Critical, and Cultural Terms, (mit Krystyna Kujawinska-Courtney), Moscow 1998.

  • Herausgeber_innenschaften
  • The Pathos of Authenticity. (mit Ulla Haselstein, MaryAnn Snyder-Körber), Heidelberg 2010.

  • Trauma's Continuum: 9/11 After a Decade. (mit MaryAnn Snyder-Körber), A special issue of Amerikastudien / American Studies 55, 03/2010.

  • Artikel
  • Poetry and Politics: Ezra Pound, Poetry Awards, and the Liberal Defense of Lyricism, In: Telos 170, Spring 2015, S. 168-89.

  • Pound, Peripatetic Verse, and the Postwar Liberal Aesthetic, In: Klaus Benesch, François Specq (Hrsg.): The Art of Walking, (im Erscheinen).

  • Commerce and Sentiment in Tales of Barbary Encounter. Cathcart, Barlow, Markoe, Tyler, and Rowson, In: The European Journal of American Studies 9, 02/2014.

  • Post-Apocalyptic Prophecy: The Book of Eli's Vision of a Forgotten Future, In: John Leo, Marek Paryz (Hrsg.): The Western Film after 2000, (im Erscheinen).

  • Goldwater's Phoenix: Individualism, Suburbia, and the Idyll of the Apocalypse, In: Laura Bieger, Christian Lammert (Hrsg.): Revisiting The Sixties. Interdisciplinary perspectives on America's Longest Decade, Frankfurt am Main 2013, S. 165-184.

  • Mitgliedschaften

    European Association for American Studies (EAAS)

    German Association for American Studies (DGfA)

    Bayerische Amerika-Akademie (BAA)