Profiles

Jeffrey Grossman

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
New Cabell Hall, Room 227

 

Jeffrey Grossman is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. On leave for the 2016-2017 academic year, he is currently a visiting scholar at the Humboldt University of Berlin and a fellow of the Krupp Institute for Advanced Study in Greifswald.  He recently published several articles on Yiddish writing and German and German Jewish culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as articles on Heinrich Heine and the Yiddish poet Moyshe Leyb Halpern, and Franz Kafka and memory in the writing of émigré central European intellectuals. He also recently co-edited a special issue of the online journal Quest devoted to the Jews of the German and Habsburg Empires during the First World War.

He is currently working on a book on the problem of translation and transmission of Yiddish literature into German from 1890 to 1933.

His teaching in Jewish Studies includes "German Jewish Culture and History" (co-taught with Gabriel Finder), "East European Culture and History" (also co-taught with Gabriel Finder) and "Yiddish Literature in Translation," as well as graduate seminars on "Germans and Jews" (co-taught with Asher Biemann) and "Jews, Germans, and the Response to Modernity."