• Professor of German
Contact
  • Peters Hall 216
  • 440-775-8658
  • Tuesday/Thursday
    12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Wednesday
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    And by appointment

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Arizona State University, 1980
  • Master of Arts, Arizona State University, 1982
  • Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1984
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1987

Areas of Special Interest

  • Baroque
  • Goethezeit
  • Romanticism
  • The Interrelations of Music and Literature

Published Works

  • Heinrich von Kleist's Poetics of Passivity. Rochester: Camden House, 2009
  • “Es ist seit Rahel uns erlaubt, Gedanken zu haben.”  Essays in Honor of Heidi Thomann Tewarson. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2012
  • Articles on:
    • Kleist
    • Goethe
    • The German Opera Libretto
    • Baroque Drama
    • Czech Resistance Literature

Representative Courses

  • Introductory and Intermediate German
  • Survey of German Literature from Enlightenment to Romanticism 
  • The German Opera Libretto -Goethe, Mozart and Weimar Court Theater 
  • Schubert Lieder (with David Breitman in the Conservatory) 
  • Kleist 
  • Aspects of Drama 
  • Contemporary German Poetry 
  • Romanticism

Faculty Notes

  • Steve Huff Publishes

    February 10, 2017

    Professor of German Steve Huff published an article titled "A Collision of Values: Text, Music, and Nascent Enlightenment in J.C. Gottsched's and J.S. Bach's Trauerode" (Lessing Yearbook XLIII 2016, 9-33). Co-authored with Dan Zager, the former Oberlin College Director of the Music Library who is now with the Eastman School of Music, the paper treats aesthetic and ideological tensions inherent in the transitional period between Baroque and Enlightenment and demonstrates how these are reflected in the Trauerode.