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Harald Höbusch


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

  • "In the Face of Tragedy – Nanga Parbat and National Socialist Radio." In: The Intern. Journal of the History of Sport 37.8 (2020).
  • Translation of chapter 13 of Hans Ertl, Meine wilden dreissiger Jahre. Munich: Herbig, 1994. With introduction and notes. In: Sean Ireton and Caroline Schaumann (eds.), Mountains and the German Mind: Translations from Gessner to Messner, 1541-2009. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2020.
  • “‘Stunde Null’ on Nanga Parbat? – The German ‘Mountain of Destiny’ in Pre- and Post-WW II Youth Literature.” In: Colloquia Germanica 42.3 (2009) (published in 2012).
  • “Maximizing the Development of Teaching Assistants through Teacher-Scholar Projects and Mentoring” (with Linda K. Worley). In: ADFL Bulletin 42.1 (2012).
  • "'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)

Complete research profile available at Scholars@UK