Professor of English, University of Rochester, New York
Ellen Maria Gorrissen Fellow - Class of Spring 2008
Kenneth Gross is Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of English at the University of Rochester. His books include Spenserian Poetics: Idolatry, Iconoclasm, and Magic (1985), The Dream of the Moving Statue (1992, rpt. 2006), Shakespeare’s Noise (2001), and Shylock is Shakespeare (2006), and he has published essays on a diversity of subjects, including Dante, Shakespeare, and Milton, modern poetry, contemporary theater, and literary twinship. He has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Folger Shakespeare Library, Rockefeller Foundation (Bellagio Study Center), Bogliasco Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies.