PD Dr. Philipp Löffler
Prof. Löffler will not be teaching at Heidelberg university for the current winter semester and the following summer semester!
He is available via email!
University of Heidelberg, English Department
Kettengasse 12, 69117 Heidelberg
office: room 317
+ 49 (6221) 542837
Philipp Löffler is assistant professor of American literature.
His work concentrates on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American fiction and poetry, with a particular interest in the uses of history in literature,
the history of reading, and the connection between literature and education. He has published on Henry David Thoreau, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Roth, and Richard Powers,
amongst others, and has edited two books on the connections between institutionalized reading habits and the production of literary value:
Reading the Canon
first monograph is Pluralist Desires: Contemporary Historical Fiction and
the End of the Cold War
His next book will be a cultural history of US literary professionalism in the nineteenth century, tentatively titled Publishing Scoundrels:
American Literature and the Professionalization of Authorship, 1790-1915.