PD Dr. Philipp Löffler


Philipp Löffler  is stand-in professor of American literature at Goethe University, Frankfurt, where he teaches courses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and culture. He was visiting assistant professor at the University of Washington, Seattle (2011-12) and completed his post-doctoral thesis (Habilitation) at the University of Heidelberg. His scholarship concentrates on the sociology of reading and the institutional frameworks of literature and literary studies across time. His publications include Pluralist Desires: Contemporary Historical Fiction and the End of the Cold War (2015), Reading Practices (2015), and Reading the Canon (2017). He is currently editing the Handbook of American Romanticism (De Gruyter). His next monograph will be a history of early literary professionalism in the US, titled Publishing Scoundrels: American Literature and the Invention of Professional Authorship, 1790-1915.


office: IG 4.214
office hours: see here
tel: 069/798-32362


e-mail: P.Loeffler@em.uni-frankfurt.de