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Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty — Dr. Jurgen Kleist

Professor of German

Dr. Kleist teaches German language, literature, and civilization courses as well as courses in philosophy in the Honors Program. In addition to teaching, he enjoys creative writing.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California at San Diego.
  • M.A., University of Houston.
  • B.A., University of Siegen.

Teaching Areas

  • German language.
  • German literature.
  • Civilization courses.
  • Philosophy Honors Program.

Recent Publications

Dr. Kleist has published the following books:

  • "Nietzsche in Turin" Novella, American Edition, 2010.
  • "Zarathustra’s Last Dance" Play, American Edition, 2010.
  • "Dancing with Aunt Lola" Short Stories. American Edition, 2010.
  • "The Cartoonist" Screenplay, American Edition, 2009, Jurgen Kleist and Petra Hartweg.
  • "California Dreaming" Screenplay. German Edition, 2009.
  • "Eine Liebe in Montréal" Gedicht. German Edition, 2009.
  • "Zarans Reise" Erzählung, German Edition, 2009.
  • "Der Zauberer von Wien" Roman, published 2004; re-issued 2009, German Edition.
  • "Nietzsche in Turin" Erzählung, published 2003 as WinterGott; re-issued 2009, German Edition.
  • "Das Dilemma der Kunst" 1989.
  • "Plattsburgh Studies in the Humanities" Series:
    • "Canada Observed: Perspectives from Abroad and from Within." Kleist, Jürgen, and Shawn Huffman, eds. Vol. 7. New York-Bern-Frankfurt: Lang, 2000.
    • "War and its Uses: Conflict and Creativity." Vol. 6. Kleist, Jürgen, and Bruce A. Butterfield, eds. New York-Bern-Frankfurt: Lang, 1998.
    • The Spoils of War: The Bright and Bitter Fruits of Human Conflict. Vol. 5. Kleist, Jürgen, and Bruce A. Butterfield, eds. New York-Bern-Frankfurt: Lang, 1997.
    • "Fin de Siècle-19th and 20th Centuries Comparisons and Perspectives." Vol. 4. Kleist, Jürgen, and Bruce A. Butterfield, eds. New York-Bern-Frankfurt: Lang, 1996.
    • "Re-Naming the Landscape." Vol. 3. Kleist, Jürgen, and Bruce A. Butterfield, eds. New York-Bern-Frankfurt: Lang,  1994.
    • "Breakdowns-The Destiny of the Twentieth Century." Vol. 2. Kleist, Jürgen, and Bruce A. Butterfield, eds. New York-Bern-Frankfurt: Lang, 1994.
    • "Mythology: From Ancient to Post-Modern." Vol. 1. Kleist, Jürgen, and Bruce A. Butterfield, eds. New York-Bern-Frankfurt: Lang, 1992.

Contact Jurgen Kleist

Office: Champlain Valley Hall 318
Phone: (518) 564-3834
Email: jurgen.kleist@plattsburgh.edu