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Jeffrey A. Grossman

Associate Professor
Chair
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Office location and address
New Cabell Hall, Room 227
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Texas at Austin, 1992
M.A., German Literature, Tufts University, Medford, Mass.,1986
University of Tübingen, Germany, 1982-1983
B.A., English Literature, Tufts University, 1982
Max Kade Visiting Professor Spring 2020 (Hajo Funke)
Source: Max Kade Foundation
January 02, 2020 – May 31, 2020
Max Kade Visiting Professor Fall 2018
Source: Max Kade Foundation
August 20, 2018 – May 24, 2019
Max Kade Professor for Spring 2018
Source: Max Kade Foundation
January 10, 2018 – May 31, 2018
German Campus Weeks 2017-2018
Source: The Federal Republic of Germany
September 01, 2017 – December 15, 2017
AS-GERM Max Kade Professor for 2015-2016
Source: Max Kade Foundation
August 01, 2015 – January 31, 2016
AS-GERM DAAD Support for Student Conference Spring 2015
Source: Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst
January 01, 2015 – December 31, 2015
AS-GERM Max Kade Professor for 2014-15
Source: Max Kade Foundation
August 01, 2014 – January 09, 2015
AS-GERM Max Kade Professor for 2013-2014
Source: Max Kade Foundation
August 01, 2013 – January 09, 2014
RELJ 3372: German Jewish Culture and History
Credits: 3
This course provides a wide-ranging exploration of the culture, history & thought of German Jewry from 1750 to 1939. It focuses on the Jewish response to modernity in Central Europe and the lasting transformations in Jewish life in Europe and later North America. Readings of such figures as: Moses Mendelssohn, Heinrich Heine, Rahel Varnhagen, Franz Kafka, Gershom Scholem, Martin Buber, Karl Marx, Rosa Luxembourg, Walter Benjamin, and Freud.
HIEU 3372: German Jewish Culture and History
Credits: 3
This course provides a wide-ranging exploration of the culture and history of German Jewry from 1750 to 1939. It focuses on the Jewish response to modernity in Central Europe and the lasting transformations in Jewish life in Europe and later North America. Readings of such figures as: Moses Mendelssohn, Heinrich Heine, Rahel Varnhagen, Franz Kafka, Gershom Scholem, Martin Buber, Karl Marx, Rosa Luxembourg, Walter Benjamin, and Sigmund Freud.
PLCP 3500: Special Topics in Comparative Politics
Credits: 3
Analysis of selected issues and concepts in comparative politics.
GERM 3510: Topics in German Culture
Credits: 3
Studies selected aspects of German culture, such as opera. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: GERM 3010 or 3230.
GETR 3559: New Course in German in Translation
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of German in translation. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at: http://www.virginia.edu/german/Undergraduate/Courses.
GETR 3590: Course(s) in English
Credits: 3
Reading and discussion of German texts compared to texts from other literatures (all in English translation), with the aim of illuminating a central theoretical, historical, or social issue that transcends national boundaries. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at: http://www.virginia.edu/german/Undergraduate/Courses.
GERM 4600: Fourth-Year Seminar
Credits: 3
Literary analysis for advanced students. Prerequisite: GERM 3010 and other literature courses.
GETR 7559: New Course in German in Translation
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of German in Translation.
GERM 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
GERM 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
GERM 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
GERM 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.

DAAD Research Award (Re-Visitation Program), 2011

Sesquicentennial Research Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2010-2011

Professor Bernard Choseed Memorial Fellow, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 2006-2007

NEH Fellow, Summer Institute, “German & European Studies in the U.S.: Changing World, Shifting Narratives,” organized by U of Massachusetts Amherst, 2005         

Mead Endowment Teaching Award, 2003           

Fulbright Fellow, German Studies Seminar: “History and Memory: Jewish     
Present and Past in Germany,” 2000

Fellow, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 1995-1996

Fulbright Postdoctoral Research Grant – Israel Junior Researcher Award (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), 1992-1994

University of Texas Continuing Graduate Fellowship, 1991-1992

DAAD - Dissertation Research in Federal Republic of Germany, 1989-1990

University of Texas Continuing Graduate Fellowship, 1988-1989