The Rob Kroes Publication award committee has decided that Professor Astrid Franke (University of Tübingen) shall receive the 2009 Rob Kroes Publication Award. Her book manuscript, “Pursue the Illusion: Problems of Public Poetry in America,” will be published as volume 2 of the EAAS book series European Views of the United States. The award will be presented to Astrid Franke during the March, 2010 biennial conference in Dublin.
EAAS also wishes to recognize the achievement of the runner-up, Dr. Anna Pochmara (University of Warsaw), whose manuscript is entitled “Engendering the New Negro: A Gender and Sexuality Studies Analysis of Harlem Renaissance Discourse.”
Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Grabbe
President, European Association
for American Studies