Harald Höbusch

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  • Associate Chair, MCLLC
  • Professor of German Studies
  • Co-Editor, Colloquia Germanica
  • German Studies
  • Modern & Classical Languages Literatures & Cultures
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Research Interests:

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine


20th century German Cultural Studies, with a focus on sports history (mountaineering); World Language Pedagogy, esp. the preparation and training of graduate TAs


Selected Publications: 



  • "Mountain of Destiny" - Nanga Parbat and Its Path into the German Imagination. ​Rochester, NY: Camden House (2016) 
  • Thomas Mann. Kunst, Kritik, Politik 1893-1913. Tübingen/Basel: A. Francke Verlag (2000)

Recent Articles

  • “‘Stunde Null’ on Nanga Parbat? – The German ‘Mountain of Destiny’ in Pre- and Post-WW II Youth Literature” In: Colloquia Germanica 42.3 (2009): 245-76 (published in Aug. 2012)
  • “Maximizing the Development of Teaching Assistants through Teacher-Scholar Projects and Mentoring” (with Linda K. Worley) In: ADFL Bulletin 42.1 (2012): 83-94
  • "'Mountain of Destiny' – The Filmic Legacy of Nanga Parbat" In: Sean Ireton and Caroline Schaumann (Eds.), Heights of Reflection: Mountains in the German Imagination from the Middle Ages to the Present (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2012)
  • "A 'Triumph of the Will'? Andrew Marton's Der Dämon des Himalaya and the National Socialist Need for Heroes" In: Sport in History 29.4 (Dec. 2009)
  • "Ascent into Darkness: German Himalaya Expeditions and the National Socialist Quest for High-Altitude Flight" In: The Intern. Journal of the History of Sport 24.4 (2007)

Pedagogical Materials

  • Cultural Web Activities for Deutsch. Na Klar! An Introductory German Course (McGraw-Hill, 4th ed., 2004) (2003)
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