Jeffrey L. High, Ph.D.

Jeffrey L. High, Ph.D.

Professor of German StudiesJeffrey-High-250
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd. 
Long Beach, CA 90840 
Jeffrey.High@csulb.edu | Office: AS-321

 

Research Interests

Professor High’s teaching and research focus on the “Age of Schiller” as well as literary, philosophical, and theoretical texts from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century. His seminars – “Friedrich Schiller,” “The ‘German’ Novella from Boccaccio to Stephen King,” “Heinrich von Kleist,” and “Thomas Mann und Franz Kafka, Erzählprosa” – teach interdisciplinary approaches to the intersections of literature, philosophy, critical theory, and politics in German, European, and US culture. Professor High has received numerous awards for teaching, service, and scholarship, and currently teaches as a Visiting Professor at the German Summer School of the Pacific.

Education

2001 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Ph.D., Modern German Literature 
1990 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, M.A., Modern German Literature
1988 University of Massachusetts, Boston, B.A., German

Select Publications

  • Co-editor with Rebecca Stewart and Elaine Chen, Heinrich von Kleist: Artistic and Philosophical Paradigms (forthcoming 2021)
  • Co-editor with Carrie Collenberg-Gonzalez, Heinrich von Kleist: Artistic and Philosophical Legacies (Amsterdam/New York: Brill/Rodopi, forthcoming 2021)
  • With Sophia Clark, “Film Adaptations of Heinrich von Kleist’s Michael Kohlhaas in the long 21st Century,” in: Carrie Collenberg-Gonzalez and Jeffrey L. High, ed., Heinrich von Kleist: Artistic and Philosophical Legacies (Amsterdam: Brill/Rodopi, 2021, forthcoming)“Prelude: Pre-Occupation Bonaparte—Wars of Liberation and the Role of the Conqueror in Schiller’s Life, Thought, and Works,” in: Sean Allan and Jeffrey L. High, Inspiration Bonaparte? German Culture and Napoleonic Occupation (Rochester: Camden House: forthcoming 2020)
  • Co-editor with Sean Allan, Inspiration Bonaparte? German Culture and Napoleonic Occupation (Rochester: Camden House: forthcoming 2020)
  • With Lisa Beesley, “Sophie Mereaus und Clemens Brentanos Übersetzungen von Maria de Zayas. ‘Spanische Novellen’ und die Prosawerke Heinrich von Kleists,” in: Günter Blamberger, ed., Jahrbuch der Kleist-Gesellschaft (Stuttgart: Metzler, 2020 forthcoming)
  • With Elena Pnevmonidou and Friederike von Schwerin-High, “Strategies for Teaching Eighteenth-Century German Texts in the Context of Program Building,” Melissa Etzler and Gabi Eichmanns, eds., Outreach Strategies and Innovative Teaching for Small German Programs (Abingdon: Routledge Press, 2020 forthcoming)
  • “From Hypotext to Hypertext and (Hyper-)Space Opera: Schiller’s Don Karlos, Verdi’s Don Carlo, and George Lucas’ Star Wars, in: Willi Goetschel, ed., Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory (2020)
  • Translation and Introduction to: Heinrich von Kleist, “Essay on the Certain Path to Happiness,” in: Günter Blamberger, ed., Jahrbuch der Kleist-Gesellschaft (Stuttgart: Metzler, 2018)
  • With Rebecca Stewart, “Die Jungfrau von Orleans,” in: The Literary Encyclopedia and Literary Dictionary, Robert Clark, Emory Elliott and Janet Todd, eds. The Literary Dictionary Company Limited. <http://www.LiteraryEncyclopedia.com> (2018)
  • “Revolutionary Virtue: Schiller and Freedom from Religion,” in: Laura Anna Macor and Valerio Rocco Lozano, eds., Schiller y la Revolución, Special Issue of Philosophical Readings (Padua: 2017).
  • With Rebecca Stewart, “Heinrich Joseph von Collin,” in: The Literary Encyclopedia and Literary Dictionary, Robert Clark, Emory Elliott and Janet Todd, eds. The Literary Dictionary Company Limited. <http://www.LiteraryEncyclopedia.com> (2016)
  • Co-editor with Sophia Clark, Heinrich von Kleist: Artistic and Political Legacies (Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2014).
  • With Curtis Maughan, “Utterly unique? Thomas Mann and Kleist’s Novellas,” in: Jeffrey L. High and Sophia Clark, eds., Heinrich von Kleist: Artistic and Political Legacies (Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2014).
  • “The Missions of Moses and Schiller: Monotheism and the Aesthetic Civilization of the Individual,” in: Elisabeth Krimmer and Patricia Simpson, eds., Religion, Reason, and Culture in the Age of Goethe (Rochester: Camden House, 2013).
  • “‘Gehört allzuviel Güte, Leutseligkeit und grosse Freygebigkeit im engsten Verstande zur Tugend?’: Schiller, Socrates, and Secular Jesus,” in: Reading Schiller, Special Issue of Philosophical Readings, Laura Anna Macor, ed. (Padua: 2013).
  • “Friedrich Schiller, Secular Virtue, and ‘The Gods of Ancient Greece,’” in: Christopher Nadon, ed., Secularism and the Enlightenment (Lanham, MD: Lexington Press, 2013).
  • “Schiller, Freude, Kleist and Rache / On the German Freedom Ode,” in: Dieter Sevin and Christoph Zeller, eds., Heinrich von Kleist – Style and Concept: Explorations in Literary Dissonance (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2013).
  • “‘Judex!’ Blasphemy, and Posthumous Conversion: Schiller and (no) Religion,” Yearbook of the Goethe Society of North America, Rochester: Camden House, 2012.
  • “An die Freude oder An die Freiheit? Glückseligkeit durch Selbstbestimmung für Wilde und Barbaren,” in: Jörg Robert und Friederike Felicitas Günther, eds., Poetik des Wilden. Wolfgang Riedel zum 60. Geburtstag (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2012).
  • Co-editor with Nicholas Martin and Norbert Oellers, Who is this Schiller Now? (Rochester: Camden House, 2011).
  • Schiller’s Literary Prose Works. New Translations and Critical Essays (Rochester: Camden House, 2008/paperback 2011).
  • “Schillers Unabhängigkeitserklärungen: die niederländische Plakkaat van Verlatinge, der ‘amerikanische Krieg’ und die unzeitgemäße Rhetorik des Marquis Posa,” Jahrbuch der Deutschen Schillergesellschaft (Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2010).

Select Awards and Grants

  • 2020: CSULB Academic Senate “Distinguished Faculty Advising Award”
  • 2020: CSULB Academic Affairs University Achievement Award for “Outstanding
  • Faculty Mentor for Student Engagement in Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity”2018: CSULB “President’s Award for Outstanding Faculty Achievement” for Research and Mentoring
  • 2019: CSULB Honors Program “Most Valuable Professor Award”
  • 2015, 2017: CSULB President’s Scholars “Most Inspirational Professors”
  • 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020: CSULB Scholarly and Creative Activities Award
  • 2015: Member of Senior Common Room, Queen’s College, University of Oxford
  • 2011: CLA Dean’s Award of Recognition for Distinguished Service

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