Gabriel Cooper

  • Assistant Professor of German Language and Literatures

Areas of Study


  • AB, Oberlin College, 2004
  • MA, University of Virginia, 2007
  • PhD, University of Virginia, 2013

  • German Jewish Literature and Thought
  • Lyric Poetry
  • Religion, Politics and Aesthetics
  • Utopian and Science Fiction Studies
  • Yiddish Literature

Fall 2021

What Is Pop? German Fiction, Film and Music Since 1989 — FYSP 064
Jews and Other Germans — GERM 336
Jews and Other Germans — JWST 336

Spring 2022

Elementary German — GERM 102
Intermediate German — GERM 203
Intermediate German — GERM 204


Gabriel Cooper Gives Lecture, Publishes Article

August 28, 2015

Assistant Professor of German Gabriel Cooper delivered the invited lecture "Klezmermusik in den deutschsprachigen Ländern" (Klezmer music in German-speaking countries) on August 6 at Middlebury College's German language school. Cooper addressed approximately 100 students and faculty, including several Oberlin students studying the German language at Middlebury this summer.

Cooper also recently published the article Die lustige Globalisierung des Metals und seine zappendustere Zukunft bei der Zeichentrickserie Metalocalypse (The Funny Globalization of Metal and Its Pitch-Black Future in the Animated Series Metalocalypse). The article analyzes the portrayal of heavy metal and globalization in the pilot episode of Metalocalypse, as well as the series' immanent critique of global capitalism.