Herman De Vries


Education

  • BA Calvin College 1988 (German)
  • MA University of Cincinnati 1990 (German)
  • PhD University of Cincinnati 1996 (Germanic Languages and Literatures)
    • (Dissertation: Nicolaus Selnecker's Psalter Commentary (1565): A Documentary Study on Psalm Versification)

Academic interests

  • Early-modern German literature
  • German Enlightenment
  • Current trends in the Dutch language

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Publications

Articles and essays

  • “Classroom Devotions in the Foreign Language Course: Possibilities for Effecting Change in Student Motivation and Attitude.” Journal of Christianity and Foreign Languages 3 (2002): 10-30.

  • “Is the Dutch Language Threatened by English?” Dutch International Society Magazine 32.1 (2000): 9-15.

  • “Sunday Invocabit,” Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought (March 2000): 3.

  • “The EUROTECH Module: A Curricular Innovation for German Instruction.” Foreign Language Annals 30.3 (1997): 369-377. Co-authored with Richard P. Long.

  • “Nicolaus Selnecker and Visual Portrayal of the Psalmist.” DAPHNIS: Zeitschrift für Mittlere Deutsche Literatur 4 (1996): 33-51.

Translations

  • Co-translated narrated texts for Oberon, King of the Elves: A Romantic Opera in Three Acts. By Carl Maria von Weber. New Stage Directions by Gustav Mahler. Narrated texts by Claus H. Henneberg

 

Professional services

Books, journals, and newsletters edited

  • EUROTECH Newsletter (UConn) vols. 1 (1996) & 2 (1997) 16 pp.

  • Assistant Editor, Focus on Literatur: a journal for German-language literature 2.1 (1995) 124 pp.

  • Assistant Editor, Focus on Literatur 1.2 (1994) 122 pp.

  • Editor, Focus on Literatur 1.1 (1994) 110 pp.

  • Editorial assistant, Lessing Yearbook 25 (1993) 306 pp.

Professional associations

  • Professor De Vries teaches Dutch, German, and German literature Romanticism, 18th-20th century.

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