Klaus M. Schmidt

Professor emer.
Tel: 001 (734) 663-0895
Tel Sbg: 011 43 662 8044 4347

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Resumé

Education


The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Ph. D. (German Philology & Literature) 1972

Pädagogisches Institut, Stuttgart, Staatsexamen II (English/German) 1967
Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen Staatsexamen I (English/German) 1965
Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen Philosophikum (Philosophy) 1962

Skills

 

Professional Experience
Porsche K.G., Stuttgart/Germany, 1960

Research Associate
Universität Salzburg/Austria, Director, Mittelhochdeutsche Begriffsdatenbank (MHDBDB), 2002-present

Universität Salzburg/Austria, Guest Professor, Institut für Germanistik, 2001-2002

Teaching Experience
Bowling Green State University (BGSU), Full Professor, 1980-2001
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Adjunct Professor, Residential College, 1999-2001
Universität Salzburg/Austria, Guest Professor, Institut für Germanistik, 1988;1991;1997
Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel/Germany, Guest Professor, Germanistisches Seminar, 1993/94
BGSU Assoc. Professor 1976-80
BGSU Assistant Professor 1972-76
BGSU Instructor 1969-72
Albert Einstein Gymnasium, Böblingen Studienassessor 1967-69
Gymnasium Stuttgart-Vaihingen Studienreferendar 1966-67

Areas of Teaching

All levels of language instruction (undergraduate to graduate); wide range of literature and culture courses (upper-division undergraduate and graduate); specialties: medieval literature, contemporary theater and film, historical linguistics, computerlinguistics.

Administrative Experience and Service

Department

Department Chair 1992-98
Department Interim Chair 1991-92
Department Deputy Chair 1987-90
Department Interim Chair 1986-87
Chair Graduate Committee and Graduate Coordinator 1974-75, 1976-79, 1980-82, 1983-90,1997-98
Director of BGSU Academic Year Abroad Program
at the University of Salzburg 1975-76, 1979-80, 1984-85, 1986, 1987-88, 1990-91,1996/97
Undergraduate Advisor 1974-77
Coordinator of First Year and Supervisor of TAs 1973-75

College

Arts & Sciences International Council 1990 - 98
Chair-Elect Arts & Sciences Council of Chairs 1992 -93
Arts & Sciences Council of Chairs 1991 - 98
Arts & Sciences College Film Studies Committee 1980 - 97

University

University Senate 1981-83, 1985-88, 1989-98
Faculty Senate Task Force on Committees 1986-87
Faculty Senate Committee on Amendments and Bylaws 1997-98
University Graduate Council 1978-79,1980-84, 1985-87
University Committee on International Education 1990 -98
Policy Council University Committee on International Education 1990 -98
University Council of Chairs 1992 -98
University Committee on Capital Planning 1989-90
University Task Force on General Education 1980-83
University Task Force on Teaching Loads and Teaching Effectiveness 1982-83
University Task Force on Human Relations 1977-78
American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Chapter President 1978-79

State

International Consortium of Ohio Universities 1991 - 98


International Program Development

Exchange and Partnership Program with TechnicalUniversity Salzburg (FH Techno-Z)/Austria, 1998/99.
Exchange and Partnership Program with Al Azhar University Cairo/Egypt, 1996.
Exchange and Partnership Program with University of Kiel/Germany, 1993.
Study Abroad Program at Xi'anForeign Language University/People's Republic of China, 1992
Exchange and Partnership Program with University of Salzburg/Austria, 1975.

Awards:

Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft (DFG) Research Award 1994
Graduate College Research Grant 1992
Special University Rersearch Grants 1988, 1989-90
BGSU Research Associateships 1974,1978,1981
ACLS Travel Grants 1983
Ford Foundation Graduate Fellowship Grant 1970-71

 

Research and Professional Activities:

Books

(& Ingrid Schmidt) Lexikon Literaturverfilmungen. Deutschsprachige Filme 1945 - 2000. 2. erweiterte und verbesserte Aufl. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2001.
(& Ephraim Nissan, Hg.) From Information to Knowledge (Content - Concepts - Meaning. Contributions from he Society of Conceptual and Content Analysis by Computer . Bd. 1) Oxford: Intellect Books, 1995.
(& Ingrid Schmidt) Lexikon Literaturverfilmungen. Deutschsprachige Filme 1945-1990 . Stuttgart: Metzler,1995.
Begriffsglossare zur Kudrun . Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1994. (= Indices zur deutschen Literatur 26).
Begriffsglossare zu Ulrich von Zatzikhoven . Tübingen:Niemeyer, 1993. (= Indices zur deutschen Literatur 25).
Begriffsglossare zu Ulrich von Lichtenstein . 2 Bde.. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1980. (= Indices zur deutschen Literatur 14/15)
(Hg.)Brecht 1956 - 1986. Sonderheft Gestus II/3 (March 1987)
(Hg.) The Proof of the Pudding Lies in the Eating. Proceedings of the Milwaukee Brecht Symposium, February 21, 1987. Sonderheft Gestus III/2 (December 1987).

Electronic Publication

Mittelhochdeutsche Begriffsdatenbank (MHDBDB)


In progress since 1972; since 1992 in cooperation with Germanistisches Seminar der Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel/Germany (Dr. Horst P. Pütz); since 2002 in cooperation withUniversität Salzburg/Austria and UniversitätWien/Austria.

 

Articles

"In Germany Things Have Always Been Done Properly, Pursued to Their Utmost." In: The European Legacy, Vol. 17, Issue 5, August 2012, pp 675-680.

"The Poison Cup of Nostalgia." Brechtian Theatre of Contradictions. Providing Moral Strength under Conditions of Dictatorship: A Festschrift for Heinz-Uwe Haus." In: The European Legacy, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 85–89, 2010.

"A Short History of Neglect: Attempt from the Ashes (Anlauf aus der Asche) by Heinz-Uwe Haus." In: The European Legacy, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 329–332, 2009.

"Erlöse uns von der Erlösung oder Minnesangs unendliches Ende." In: wort unde wîse, singen unde sagen. Festschrift für Ulrich Müller zum 65. Geburtstag. Hrsg. Ingrid Bennewitz, Göppingen Kümmerle, 2007. S. 357-371.

"The Disregarded Merlin. Possible Reasons for a Poor Merlin Reception in German Literature." In: L'Esplumeoir 2 (2003)."Faust: Mittelalterliche Legende - moderner Mythos?" in: Künstler – Dichter – Gelehrte (Mittelalter Mythen Bd. 4); hg. von Ulrich Müller, Werner Wunderlich, unter Mitarbeit von Margarete Springeth; Redaktion: Bettina Hatheyer und Elke Renner. Konstanz: UVK Verlagsges., 2005, S. 749-790.

"Von Herzeloyde zu Cundrie. Mittelalterliche Frauengestalten direkt aus dem Web. Arbeiten mit der Mittelhochdeutschen Begriffsdatenbank (MHDBDB)." In: Kundry & Elektra und ihre leidenden Schwestern. Schizophrenie und Hysterie / Frauenfiguren im Musik-Theater. (Wort und Musik. Salzburger Akademische Beiträge, Bd. 53). Hrsg. von Silvia KLronberger und Ulrich Müller. Anif/Salzburg: Verlag Mueller-Speiser, 2003, S. 179-209.

"Von Leidenschaft gepackt' oder Liebeszauber in Filmen zum Mittelalter. In: Vulpis Adolatio. Festschrift für Hubertus Menke zum 60. Geburtstag. Hrsg. V. Robert Peters, Horst P. Pütz & Ulrich Weber. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 2001. S. 691-705.

& Horst P. Pütz. " Die mittelhochdeutsche Begriffsdatenbank," in: ZfDA130 (2001), S. 493-495.
"Arthurian Literature," in: Medieval Germany: An Encyclopedia; ed. by John Jeep. New York: Garland, 2001.

"Charlemagne Literature," in: Medieval Germany: An Encyclopedia; ed. by John Jeep. New York: Garland, 2001.

"'I Got the Power! - Forgive Me!' - Ein Paket fürs dritte Jahrtausend: Terry Gilliam's The Fisher King und die Parzival-Geschichte," in: Im sechsten Jahr des Drachens. Lektüre-Empfehlungen für das neue Jahrhundert.; hg.v. Ulrich Müller. Göppingen: Kümmerle, 2000, 219-238.

"Novellentheorie und filmisches Erzählen vor dem Hintergrund moderner Stormverfilmungen," in: Schriften der Theodor-Storm-Gesellschaft 5 (1999)95-125.

"Bibliographie zu Ulrich von Liechtenstein," in: Ich - Ulrich von Liechtenstein. Dichtung und Politik im Mittelalter; hg. v. Franz Viktor Spechtler und Ursula Maier. Klagenfurt: Wieser Verlag 1999, 495-509 (= Schriftenreihe der Akademie Friesach, Bd. 5).

"Die Gefahr des großen Friedens oder Was tun gegen die Langeweile? Ulrich von Liechtenstein und die Gesellschaft seiner Zeit," in: Ich - Ulrich von Liechtenstein. Dichtung und Politik im Mittelalter; hg. v. Franz Viktor Spechtler und Ursula Maier. Klagenfurt: Wieser Verlag 1999, 269-296 (= Schriftenreihe der Akademie Friesach, Bd. 5)

"Dracula - der Herrscher der Finsternis. Vom mittelalterlichen Mythos zum modernen Zelluloid-Nervenkitzel," in: Mittelalterliche Mythen: Herrscher, Heilige, Helden , ed. by Ulrich Müller, Werner Wunderlich. Konstanz: Universitätsverlag, 1998, 185-201 (= Mittelalter Mythen 2)

"Der verschmähte Merlin. Deutsche Artusliteratur im europäischen Kontext." Die deutsche Literatur im europäischen Kontext . Tagung Greifswald, 11. 15. September 1995. Hrsg. Rolf Bräuer (GAG 651). Göppingen: Kümmerle, 1998, 61-84.

"The 'Little House in Louisiana': The Role of the Petite Bourgeoisie in Brecht's Concept of Naziism," in: Brecht Unbound. Ed. Hans-Peter Breuer & James K. Lyon. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 1995.

"Content - Concepts - Meaning. An Introduction," in: From Data Analysis to Knowledge. (Content - Concepts - Meaning. Contributions from the Society of Conceptual and Content Analysis by Computer 2) Ed. Klaus M. Schmidt & Ephraim Nissan . Oxford: Intellect Books, 1995.

"Ulrich von Liechtenstein," in: Dictionary of Literary Biography 139, German Writers of the High Middle Ages, 1170-1280 . Ed. by James Hardin and Will Hasty. Columbia, S.C.: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 1994, 141-52.

"Der Kampf im Schlafzimmer - Erwartungen und Realität in sexuellen Beziehungen: Ulrich von Liechtenstein," in: Sprache und Lachkultur. Beiträge zur Literatur- und Sprachgeschichte, Rolf Bräuer zum 60. Geburtstag (= Stuttgarter Arbeiten zur Germanistik 300), hrsg. v. Angela Bader, Irene Erfen, Ulrich Müller, Annemarie Eder. Stuttgart: Akademischer Verlag Hans-Dieter Heinz, 1993, 97-119.

"The End of an Empire. Medieval Material in Theater and Film of the Former GDR," in: Forum. Materialien und Beiräge zur Mittelalter-Rezeption, Band III (Göppinger Arbeiten zur Germanistik 540). Göppingen: Kümmerle 1992, 213-31.

"Till Eulenspiegel in Theater und Film der DDR" in Eulenspiegel Jahrbuch 1992 , vol. 32. Konstanz: Universitätsverlag Konstanz 1993, 117-40.

"Eine Datenbank für das Begriffswörterbuch mhd. Epik und Fortschritte bei der automatischen Disambiguierung," in: Maschinelle Verarbeitung altdeutscher Texte IV . Ed. Paul Sappler, Kurt Gärtner & Michael Trauth. Tübingen: Niemeyer 1991, 192-204.

"Ist Hamlet Deutschland?" Programmheft zur Hamletinszenierung am Stadttheater Kaiserslautern , Dezember 1989.

"...daß Sezuan auch an den Ufern des Michigansees liegen kann. Brecht-Inszenierung von Heinz-Uwe Haus (DDR) am Theater der Universität Wisconsin(USA)." Berliner ZeitungNr. 161, 9./10. Juli 1988, S.10.

"Der Beitrag der begriffsorientierten Lexikographie zur systematischen Erfassung von Sprachwandel und das Begriffswörterbuch zur mittelhochdeutschen Epik," in: Mittelhochdeutsches Wörterbuch in der Diskussion. Hrsg. v. Wolfgang Bachofer. (Reihe Germanistische Linguistik 84). Tübingen: Niemeyer 1988, 35-49.

"Update Brecht?" In: Gestus III/2 (December 1987)

"Survey of Brecht Productions in the US and Canada 1975/76 - 1985/86 With Comparative Figures on the FRG, GDR, and Austria," In: Gestus II/3 March 1987).

"Brecht 1986: Still a Resistible Force in the American Theatre?" In: Gestus II/3 (March 1987)

"Setzuan on the Shores of Lake Michigan." Gestus IV(1987).

"The Caucasian Chalk Circle ". The Berliner Ensemble Royal Alexandra Theatre, October 24, 1986, Toronto," in Gestus II/2 (December 1986), 82-84.

"Drums in the Night ", University of Toronto. University College Theatre, October 23, 1986, Toronto," in Gestus II/2 (December 1986), 92-94.

"Roundheads and Peakheads ", National Theatre School, Canadian Repertory Theatre, October 23, 1986, Toronto," in Gestus II/2 (December 1986), 100-102.

"Jacke Wie Hose ", Studio Theatre (Harborfront), October 25, 1986, Toronto," in Gestus II/2 (December 1986), 96-99.

"Concept versus Meaning. The Contribution of Computer-Assisted Content Analysis and Conceptual Text Analysis to this Disputed Area," in: Proceedings of XII. International ALLC Conference . Geneva:Slatkine, 1986.

"Problems of Classification and Application of Conceptual Systems to Historical Languages," in: Proceedings of the International Conference on Classification in Karlsruhe, June 1985 . Amsterdam: North Holland, 1986.

"Problems of Classification and Application of Conceptual Systems to Historical Languages," in: Proceedings of the International Conference on Classification in Karlsruhe, June 1985 . Amsterdam: North Holland, 1986.

"An Algorithmic Approach to a Parser For Automatic Disambiguation of Homographs in Middle High German on the Basis of the Conceptual Dictionary Project," in: Computers in Literary and Linguistic Computing. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-La-Neuve, 2-6 April, 1984. Genève: Slatkine, 1985, 345-53.

"Conceptual Indices and a Conceptual Dictionary as a Model for an Automated Retrieval System in Medieval Scholarly Research," in: Sixth International Conference on Computers and the Humanities Ed. by Sarah K. Burton & Douglas D. Short. Rockville,Md.:Computer Science Press, 1983, 602-13.

"Computers and Literary Criticism. Can the Conceptual Approach Break the Deadlock?" In: Sprache und Datenverarbeitung 3/1,2(1979), 26-33.

"Conceptual Glossaries, a New Tool for Medievalists," in: Computers and the Humanities 12(1979), 19-26.

"Errungenschaften, Zukunftsmusik und Holzwege auf dem Gebiet der inhaltlichen Textanalyse mit Hilfe des Elektronenrechners," in: Maschinelle Verarbeitung altdeutscher Texte III . Ed.by Paul Sappler & Erich Strassner. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1980, 101-11.

"Das Herrscherbild im Artusroman der Stauferzeit," in: Stauferzeit. Geschichte, Literatur, Kunst . Hrsg. v. Bernd Thum (Karlsruher kulturwissenschaftliche Arbeiten). Stuttgart: Klett/Cotta, 1979, 181-94.
"Frauenritter oder Artusritter? Über Struktur und Gehalt von Ulrichs von Zatzikhoven 'Lanzelet '." Zeitschrift für ddeutsche Philologie (ZfdPh) 98(1979), 1-18.

"Arbeiten an Begriffsglossaren und Wege zu einem Begriffswörterbuch der mittelhochdeutschen Epik," in: Maschinelle Verarbeitung altdeutscher Texte II. Hrsg. v. Winfried Lenders & Hugo Moser. Berlin: E. Schmidt,(1978), 127-46.

"Späthöfische Gesellschaftsstruktur und die Ideologie des Frauendienstes bei Ulrich von Lichtenstein," in: ZfdPh 94(1975), 37-59

"The Gothic Second Dual -ts."In: Linguistics 130 (1974), 83-86.

Papers

mit Katharina Wachauer. "Extreme Emotions: Anger and Fury - Fear and Trembling. Emotions by Mouseclick."48thInternational Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, May 2013.

"Weltkonzeption im Spiegel der MHDBDB. Von Isidor von Sevilla zum modernen Medium." 47th International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, May 2012.

"New Ways to Research and Teaching  - Using MHDBDB (The Middle High German Conceptual Database) as a Tool." 46th International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, May 2011.

"Vom mythisch-heroischen Drachen zum Hausdrachen." 44th International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, May 2009.

"Von der guten Fee zur Monsterfrau und Femme Fatale? Böse Frauen im Mittelalter aus heutiger Sicht." 43rd International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, May 2008.

"Das Böse im mittelalterlichen Roman aus der Perspektive der Moderne." 42nd International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, May 2007

"Mythische Burgen - Bollwerk oder Gefängnis." 41st International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, May 2006.

mit Margarete Springeth. "Introduction to the Middle High German Conceptual Database (MHDBDB), University of Salzburg: A Workshop." 41st International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, May 2006.

"Erlöse uns von der Erlösung oder Minnesangs unendliches Ende." 40th International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, May 2005.

"Die Wormser Nibelungen von Moritz Rinke und Dieter Wedel." 39th International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, May 2004.

"From Exotic Matter to Motifs. Introduction to the complexities of the Search Engine of MHDBDB (The Middle High German Conceptual Database)." 39th International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, May 2004

"daz was ein dinc, daz hiez der grâl. A Radio-Reading of Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach in NHG Translation by Dieter Kühn". 38th International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, May 2003.

mit Margarete Springeth. "Von Herzeloyde zu Cundrie. Mittelalterliche Frauengestalten direkt aus dem Web. Arbeiten mit der Mittelhochdeutschen Begriffsdatenbank (MHDBDB)." Symposium im Rahmen der Salzburger Festspiele, Juni 2002

mit Margarete Springeth. "Multi-Faceted Searches  with  the Middle High German Conceptual Database (MHDBDB)." 37th International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, May 2002

mit Horst Pütz/Ulrich Müller. "MHDBDB (Mittelhochdeutsche Begriffsdatenbank)." Kongress Mediävistik und neue Medien. Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg, Dezember 2001.

"Mittelhochdeutsche Begriffsdatenbank/Middle High German Conceptual Database. WORKSHOP." 36th International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, May  2001.

"The Face of Treason in 'Tristan' and Its Filmic Adaptations". 35th International Congress on Medieval Studies , May, 2000. Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University

"Reality in Medieval Landscapes and Castles. Retrievals from the Middle High German Conceptual Database," 34th International Congress on Medieval Studies , Western Michigan University , Kalamazoo, MI, May 1999.

"'How Passion Grabs Them'; or: Lovespell in Films on Medieval Matter," 33rd International Congress on Medieval Studies , Western Michigan University , Kalamazoo, MI, May 1998.

"Die mittelhochdeutsche Begriffsdatenbank" Maschinelle Verarbeitung altdeutscher Texte V , Universität Würzburg/Germany, March 4 - 6, 1997.

Expanded version of "Die Gefahr des großen Friedens oder Was tun gegen die Langeweile? Ulrich von Liechtenstein und die Gesellschaft seiner Zeit", Arbeitskreis Germanistik , Universität Wien/Austria, Nov. 14, 1996.

"Novellentheorie und filmisches Erzählen am Beispiel von Literaturverfilmungen zu Theodor Storm" Storm und die Medien , Tagung der Universität Hamburg/Germany in Zusammenarbeit mit der Theodor Storm Gesellschaft, Husum 10. - 15. September 1996.

"Die Gefahr des großen Friedens oder Was tun gegen die Langeweile? Ulrich von Liechtenstein und die Gesellschaft seiner Zeit", Politik und Literatur im Mittelalter: Ulrich von Liechtenstein . Tagung der Akademie Friesach in Zusammenarbeit mit der Universität Klagenfurt/Austria, September 2 - 6, 1996.

"Search Strategies in the Conceptual Database for Medieval German Literature," Joint ZUMA/SCCAC Conferenc e, Mannheim/Germany, September 18 - 21, 1995.

"Der verschmähte Merlin. Deutsche Artusliteratur im europäischen Kontext." Die deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters im europäischen Kontext, Tagung Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald /Germany, September 12 - 14, 1995.

"Die mittelhochdeutsche Begriffsdatenbank via Internet", 30th International Congress on Medieval Studies , Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May, 1995.

"Der verschmähte Merlin in der deutschen Literatur", Die deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters im europäischen Kontext , Internationale Tagung Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, 12. - 14. September, 1995.

"Search Strategies With The Medieval German Conceptual Database", Text Analysis and Computers. An International Joint Conference of ZUMA and SCCAC , Mannheim, 18. - 21. September, 1995.

"Dracula - der Herrscher der Finsternis. Vom mittelalterlichen Mythos zum modernen Zelluloid-Nervenkitzel," Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, 15. Juli, 1994.

"Neue Wege zur inhaltlichen Textanalyse. Begriffsorientierte Datenbank des Mittelhochdeutschen," Joint Symposium Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel & University of Århus , Sandbjerg/Dänemark, 12.-14. Mai, 1994.

"R. W. Fassbinder. Anti-Theater and Films." Russian Institute of History of the Arts . St. Petersburg/ GUS, 24. Mai , 1994.

"The Battle of the Bedrooms: Expectations and Reality in Sexual Relationships. Ulrich's von Lichtenstein Frauenbuch ." 28th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI,  May , 1993.

"Brecht's Treatment of the Nazi as a Petit-Bourgeois" International Brecht Symposium. University of Delaware, 27 February - 1 March, 1992.

"Dracula - The Ruler of Darkness. From Medieval Myths to Contemporary Celluloid Fads." 27th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University , Kalamazoo , MI, May, 1992.

"Concepts and Grammar. Thoughts About an Integrated System." 12th International SCCAC Meeting, Leinsweiler/Germany , 10 - 11 July, 1991.

"Begriffsorientierte Datenbasen. Neue Wege zur semantischen Textanalyse." Sprache und Computer. Zu Einsatzmöglichkeiten des Computers in den Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften. Internationale Konferenz, Ernst- Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifwald/Germany , 17. - 19. September, 1990.

"Knowledge Retrieval from a Network Database for Conceptual Text Analysis." 10th International SCCAC Meeting in conjunction with 1st International Congress of the International Society for Knowledge Organization . Technische Universität Darmstadt, 14. - 17. August, 1990.

"The New Database System for the Conceptual Dictionary for Medieval German Epics." A Joint Congress for 16th International ALLC Conference and 9th ICCH Conference , 6 - 10 June, 1989, Toronto , Ont., Canada.

"Considerations about Concept Systems as Foundations to Knowledge Bases for Literary Analyses." 8th International SCCAC Meeting in conjunction with 15th International Conference on Literary and Linguistic Computing and 2nd International Conference on Computers and Biblical Studies. 5 - 13 June, 1988, Jerusalem, Israel.

"Flexibilität in Begriffsystemen natürlicher Sprachen." 12. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Klassifikation e.V. , 17. - 19. März, 1988, TechnischeUniversität Darmstadt, Germany .

"Lichtblicke bei der Disambiguierungsfrage und ein On-Line-System für das mittelhochdeutsche Begriffswörterbuch." 4. Internationales Symposion zur maschinellen Verarbeitung altdeutscher Texte, Universität Trier, 28. Februar - 2. März, 1988.

"Recognition Patterns for Automatic Disambiguation," 7th International SCCAC Meeting in conjunction with the International Congress on Terminology and Knowledge Engineering, Universität Trier, 28. - 29. September, 1987.

"Update Brecht?" The Proof of the Pudding... Brecht Symposium at The Universityof Wisconsin , Milwaukee, 21 February, 1987.

"Brecht 1986: Still a Resistible Force in the American Theatre?" MLA Conference, New York , 29 December, 1986.

"Brecht and the American Theatre," Conference of the International Brecht Society, Hongkong , 8 -13 December, 1986.

"Concept Versus Meaning." XII. International ALLC Conference , Nizza/France, 10 -14 June 1985.

"Problems of Classification and Application of Conceptual Systems to Historical Languages." International Classification Society Conference. University of Karlsruhe/Germany, June 1985.

"Der Beitrag begriffsorientierter Lexikographie zur systematischen Erfassung von Sprachwandel und das Begriffswörterbuch zur mhd. Epik." Internationales Symposium zur mittelhochdeutschen Lexikographie. Universität Hamburg , 11. - 13. Oktober 1985.

"Can there Be a Symbiosis between Natural Language Meaning and Concept." American Society of Information Science Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada, October 1985.

"Literatur und Film im Unterricht." American Association of Teachers of German Mid-West Conference. Ohio Wesleyan U., November 1985.

"Begriffsanalyse in der Psychologie." Symposium Spezialprojekt Begriffsanalyse" . Universität Ulm, 15. Mai 1985.

"Begriffsanalyse für die Soziologie." Symposium Inhaltsanalyse am Zentrum für Umfragen, Meinungen und Analysen(ZUMA) , Mannheim, 18. Mai 1985.

"The Arthurian Hero as Marionette and the Feminine Puppeteer," 19th International Congress on Medieval Studies at The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 1984.

"Erotic Imagery and Symbolism in Arthurian Epics." Symposium on Medieval Literature. Plymouth College, New Hampshire, April 1984.

"The Reluctant Heroine. The Impact of WW II on the Relationship between the Sexes. A Comparison of R.W. Fassbinder's 'Marriage of Maria Braun' and Helma Sanders-Brahms' 'Germany, Pale Mother'." Conference on Literature and Film. Florida State University , Tallahassee, FL. 17 - 19 January, 1984.

"An Algorithmic Approach to a Parser for Automatic Disambiguation of Homographs in Middle High German on the Basis of the Conceptual Dictionary Project." XI ALLC Congress, Université Catholique de Louvain,Louvain-La-Neuve /Belgium, October 1984.

"Conceptual Indices and a Conceptual Dictionary as Model for an Automated Retrieval System in Medieval Scholarly Research," CCH 83, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., Mai 1983.

"The Modern German Novel as Film: A Challenge to Tackle the Complex Narrative Form or a Copilot of the Auteur?" 8th Annual Conference on Literature and Film, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. January, 1983.

"The Uncomfortable Queen: The Meaning of the Guinevere Episodes in the Arthurian Epics," CLS Meeting at MMLA Conference, Cincinnati, OH, November, 1982.

"Reflections of Female Audiences in Medieval Courtly Romances." 6th Mid-Atlantic States Conference on Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies. Villanova U. , Villanova, Pa., Juni, 1981.

"King Arthur and the Ladies. The Other Side of the Coin." 3rd Triennial Congress of the ICLS, University of Liverpool, England, August, 1980.

"The Concept of Team Translation for Contemporary German Drama." Annual ATA Conference, New York , December, 1979.

"Can the Conceptual Approach Break the Deadlock?" MLA Convention, New York, December, 1978.

"Conceptual Glossaries. A New Tool for Medievalists." 13th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI., May, 1978.

"Actors' Training Techniques in Foreign Language Instruction." OMLTA Conference. Columbus, OH, October, 1978.

"Das Herrscherbild im Artusroman der Stauferzeit." Symposium: Die Stauferzeit und ihre Literatur am Oberrhein, as part of the 800th Anniversary of the Guelphs by the State of Baden-Württemberg, University of Karlsruhe/Germany , September, 1977.

"Crises at King Arthur's Court." 2nd Triennial Congress of the ICLS. University of Georgia, Athens,Ga. 1977.

"Errungenschaften, Holzwege und Zukunftsmusik auf dem Gebiet der inhaltlichen Textanalyse (mit einem Kurzbericht über Fortschritte an Begriffsglossaren und einem Begriffswörterbuch mhd. Epik." 3. Symposion über maschinelle Verarbeitung altdeutscher Texte, im Rahmen der 500 Jahrfeier der Universität Tübingen , 1977.

"Minne-Fool or Statesman with Social Responsibilities? Ulrich's von Lichtenstein 'Service of the Ladies' a Possible Remedy for Socioeconomic Problems of the Late Courtly Society." 10th Congress on Medieval Studies at the Medieval Institute. Western Michigan University , Kalamazoo, MI., May, 1975.

"Amphitryon versus Alcmena from Plautus to Peter Hacks. Could the Development of the Theme be Interpreted as a Case History of Sexist Repression?" Comparative Literature Symposion, Miami University, Oxford, OH, May 1974.

"Wege zu Begriffsglossaren und zu einem Begriffswörterbuch mittelhochdeutscher Epik." 2. Symposion über maschinelle Verarbeitung altdeutscher Texte, Institut für deutsche Sprache, Mannheim, June 1973.


Bibliography

Bibliographer for MLA Annual International Bibliography (Area: Festschriften und Analyzed Collections) 1975-80.

Organisation und Planning of Conferences

Organizing & chairing session "Medieval Myths and Movies II: Der Nibelungenfilm von Fritz Lang," 33rd International Congress on Medieval Studies , Western Michigan University , Kalamazoo, MI, May, 1998.

Committee for Selection and Planning of Text Analysis and Computers. An International Joint Conference of ZUMA and SCCAC , Mannheim, 18. - 21. September, 1995.

Co-organizer 12th International SCCAC Meeting. Leinsweiler/Germany , 10 - 11 July, 1991.

10th International SCCAC Meeting in conjunction with 1st International Congress of the International Society for Knowledge Organization . Technische Universität Darmstadt, 14 - 1 August, 1990.

9th International SCCAC Meeting in conjunction with joint Congress of 16th International ALLC Conference and 9th ICCH Conference , University of Toronto , 6 - 10 June, 1989.

8th International SCCAC Meeting in conjunction with 15th International Conference on Literary and Linguistic Computing and 2nd International Conference on Computers and Biblical Studies, Jerusalem, Israel, 5 - 13 June, 1988.

7th International SCCAC Meeting in conjunction with the International Congress on Terminology and Knowledge Engineering , University of Trier/Germany , 28 - 29 September, 1987.

5th International SCCAC Meeting in conjunction with ICCH/87 , University of South Carolina , Columbia, NC, 10 - 12 April, 1987.

Moderator of Panel Discussion "Where Do We Go from Here?" at 5th International SCCAC Meeting , 12th April, 1987.

National Symposium on Brecht in America & Brecht Anniversary Exhibition. Bowling Green State University, 19 - 23 March, 1986.

Co-organizer 4th International SCCAC Meeting in conjunction with ICCH/85 in Provo,Utah, August, 1985.

3rd International SCCAC Meeting in conjunction with XII. International ALLC Conference in Nice/France 1985.

2nd International SCCAC Meeting in conjunction with XII.International ALLC Conference in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium 1984.

1st Informational and Organizational Session for SCCAC (Society for Conceptual and Content Analysis by Computer) at ICCH/83, Raleigh, N.C.

"Medieval Studies." at ICCH/83 , Raleigh, N.C. "The User/Programmer Interface: How to Communicate Effectively Concerning Computer-Aided Research in Language and Literature." Discussant. At MMLA, Cincinnati, Oh. ,1982.

"Discovery of the Self in German Literature." Special Session at 9th Annual Conference on 20th Century Literature, The University of Louisville, Ky., 1981.

"Games in Austrian Literature." Special Session at 7th Annual Conference on 20th Century Literature, The University of Louisville, Ky. ,1979.

"Dramatic Techniques in Foreign Language Instruction." Special Session at Annual OMLTA Conference , Columbus, OH.,1978.


Research Society

Founding Executive Director Society for Conceptual and Content Analysis by Computer (International research society with 260 members). Editor of Newsletter.


Memberships

MLA(Modern Language Association of America), MMLA (Mid-West Modern Language Association of America), AATG (American Association of Teachers of German), ICS (International Courly Society), ACH (Association of Computers and the Humanities), AAUP (American Association of University Professors), ALLC (Association of Literary and Linguistic Computing), SCCAC (Society for Conceptual and Content Analysis by Computer)


Organisation of Cultural and Educational Events

Visiting Artists Series

Founding and planning of series of visiting artists and artists in residence including:

Reinhold Batberger/Germany, Fall 1999
Elfried Czurda /Austria, Fall 1998
Elfried Czurda /Austria, Fall 1997
Peter Rosei /Austria, Fall 1996
Reinhold Batberger /Germany, Fall 1995
Elisabeth Reichart /Austria, Fall 1995
Michael Scharang /Austria, Fall 1994
Daniela Dahn /Germany, Fall 1993
Hans Trummer /Austria, Fall 1992
Michael Kohlhaase /GDR, Fall 1990
Josef Haslinger /Austria, Spring 1990
Josef Haslinger /Austria, Spring 1989
Michael Scharang /Austria Fall 1989
Heinz-Uwe Haus /GDR, professional theatre director and scholar. Fall 1988
Heinz-Uwe Haus /GDR, Spring 1986

Short Visits

Eberhard Kummer/Austria, Medieval Music and Songs. With an introduction by Prof. Ulrich Müller, University of Salzburg/Austria April 1987
Michael Scharang , Austria, Professional Writer and Film Director, Spring Sem. 1987
Heinz-Uwe Haus, GDR/FRG, Professional Director and Theatre Scholar, Spring 1985

 

Visiting Film Directors

As part of a contemporary German film course, spring semester at the Institut für Germanistik,University of Salzburg, Austria. Directors included Michael Scharang, Valie Export (both Austria), Hans-Jürgen Syberberg (FRG),Gunther Scholz(GDR), Spring Sem. 1988.

International Film Series at BGSU (1976 - 98)

A full year program of weekly international films with special focus on Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Russia, China and Japan. Since 1992 offered in conjunction with International Film Directors Week has included visits of directors such as Robert Frankenheimer, Bertrand Tavernier, Istvan Szabo, Michael Verhoeven.

 

Exhibitions

Organization of Special Exhibitions of Fine Arts and Photography from Germany and Austria for various BGSU galleries.

Theatre Productions (Director/Actor)

BGSU German Drama Workshop:


Stan und Ollie in Deutschland by Urs Widmer, Spring 2001
Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti by Bertold Brecht, Spring 1998
Biedermann und die Brandstifter by Max Frisch, Spring 1993
Die Ritter der Tafelrunde by Christoph Hein, Spring 1990
Scenes from Andorra by Max Frisch, Fall 1988
Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui by Bertold Brecht co-director
with Heinz-Uwe Haus/GDR and major part Spring 1986
Watch on the Rhine by Lilian Hellman playing lead role for Community Theatre production Fall 1985
Der tollste Tag by Peter Turrini Spring 1981
Genoveva oder die weisse Hirschkuh by Julie Schrader ed. by Berndt W. Wessling, Spring 1979
Er treibt einen Teufel aus by Bertold Brecht, Spring 1977
Nacht mit Gästen by Peter Weiss Spring 1977
Fastnachtsspiele Hans Folz, Hans Rosenplüt, Hans Sachs, Spring 1977
Wie Herrn Mockinpott das Leiden ausgetrieben wird by Peter Weiss, Spring 1973

Extracurricular Activities

Translations

of literay texts and business texts for area agencies and companies.

Video Productions

producing and dubbing of videos for educational, commercial and professional organisations.

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