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Colgate University professor of German, emeritus, Dierk Hoffmann

Dirk Hoffmann

Professor of German, Emeritus


MA, PhD, Universitat Basel, Switzerland, 1973

Teaching Experience

Private institution for adult education in Basel, 1969-71


Literature and culture at the turn of the 20th century, German drama


German literature in Prague and Vienna; textology; methodology of language instruction including CALI and suggestopedia; distance and cross-cultural learning (using videoconferencing and web programs); literature and the arts


  • Monographs on Paul Leppin (1973, 1982)
  • Edition: Paul Leppin. Blaugast. Ein Roman aus dem alten Prag (1984)
  • Edition: Paul Leppin. Severins Gang in die Finsternis. Ein Prager Gespensterroman (1988)
  • Edition: Paul Leppin.  Alt-Prager Spaziergänge (1990)
  • Edition with Angela Reinthal: Paul Leppin. Daniel Jesus (2001)
  • Online bibliograhy of Paul Leppin (2002)
  • Edition with Cyndy Klima: Paul Leppin. Blaugast. A Novel of Decline (2007)
  • Edition with M. Bauer, J. Hadwiger, and R. Schmidt: Paul Leppin. Hüter der Freude (2007) and Werkausgabe, Vol. 1: Dreizehn Kapitel Liebe aus der Hölle (2007)
  • Critical edition with Willi Schuh: Hugo von Hofmannsthal/Richard Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier (1986)
  • With Ingeborg Haase and Artur Hartlieb-Wallthor: Der Rosenkavalier. Textfassungen und Zeilenkommentar with Illustrations by Friederika Richter (2016)
  • With Agnes D. Langdon and D. S. Guilloton: Alternativen: A German Reader (1989)
  • With Agnes D. Langdon: Alternativen: A German Grammar (1990)
  • Rhizome, a computer-based language teaching assistant
  • With C. Fraser: Pop Culture Germany! (2006)
  • Online Archive: The Poetry by Gisela Hemau (2000)
  • Editions of English language textbooks and audiovisual teaching material
  • Entries in Neue Deutsche Biographie, Yale Companion to Jewish Writing and Thought, Biographische Lexikon zur Geschichte der Böhmischen Lander, Kosch: Deutsches Literaturlexikon
  • Articles, book chapters, and book reviews on textology and critical editions, German literature in Prague, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Friedrich Hölderlin, Otto Gross, and methodology of language instruction in standard handbooks, foreign language and literature journals, yearbooks and Festschriften.

Professional Experience

Research fellow/editor, Arbeitsstelle der Kritischen Hofmannsthal-Ausgabe, Basel, 1971-74; assistant chief editor, Lensing Publishing House, Dortmund, West Germany 1974-77


Research Grant Schweizer Nationalfonds supporting the Hofmannsthal project, 1971-74