Tuesdays, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

HCA, Room 207


PD Dr. Philipp Löffler


Senior Lecturer American Literature/Culture
MAS Coordinator

Heidelberg Center for American Studies
Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais
Hauptstraße 120
69117 Heidelberg

T: +49 (0)6221-54 37 13
F: +49 (0)6221-54 37 19


Philipp Löffler teaches American literary and cultural history (Revolution to Present). His work focuses on the history and sociology of reading, literary patronage, the professionalization of authorship, and the history of US higher education. He has (co)-edited a number of books, most recently The Handbook of American Romanticism (2021) and How to Read the Literary Market (2021). His first monograph is Pluralist Desires: Contemporary Historical Fiction and the End of the Cold War (Camden House). 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. He is the coordinator of the MAS-Program at the HCA

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