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Jonathan Gross

  • jgross@depaul.edu
  • Professor
  • Ph.D.

  • English
  • Faculty
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature; World Literature

  • 773-325-1780
  • Arts and Letters Hall 213-01

Jonathan Gross teaches courses in English Romanticism, 19th Century Literature, and World Literature. His interests lie in transatlantic literature, specifically the conjunction of liberal modes of thought with literary writing, whether in the work of Lord Byron, Madame de Stael, Thomas Jefferson, or William Hazlitt. He has edited novels, letters, and poems by aristocratic women of the Regency period, including Georgiana, duchess of Devonshire, Lady Melbourne, and Anne Damer. In 2014, he received a Fulbright to teach at Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. He is currently a Wicklander Fellow at DePaul (2014-2015) for a project on arts-integration in the Chicago Public Schools. In 2014, he completed a short film, "Eye on the Sparrow: Afterlives of Ethel Waters and Bessie Smith," which first premiered as a play at the Old Town School of Folk Music and which will debut at DePaul in May, 2015.