MaryAnn Snyder-Körber is acting chair of the Literature Department at the John F. Kennedy-Instiute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. She is the author of Das weiblich Erhabene. Sappho bis Baudelaire (2007) and the co-editor of Machine: Bodies, Genders, Technologies with M. Michaela Hampf (2012), a special issue of Amerikastudien/American Studies on Trauma’s Continuum: September 11th Reconsidered with Andrew S. Gross (2011), and The Pathos of Authenticity: American Passions of the Real with Ulla Haselstein and Andrew S. Gross (2010). Her most recent project considers „Modernism in American Centuries“ from the angle of the authorship projects of Henry James, T.S. Eliot, Djuna Barnes, and James Baldwin.