Academic journal article German Quarterly

In memoriam Ulrich K. Goldsmith

Academic journal article German Quarterly

In memoriam Ulrich K. Goldsmith

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Ulrich (Ulo) K. Goldsmith passed away on May 2, 2000, in Boulder, Colorado. He was born on 19 January 1910 in Freiburg i. B., Germany, and moved to England in 1932 to study at the London School of Economics. He remained an exile in England after 1933 because of the anti-Semitic legislation passed by the Third Reich. In 1940 he moved to Canada, classified as a "friendly enemy alien," earning his M.A. in German Literature from the University of Toronto. In 1950 he earned his Ph.D. in German from UC-Berkeley, eventually settling in Boulder in 1957 where he first chaired the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, then helped establish and later chaired the program in Comparative Literature. Prof. Goldsmith's publications on German and comparative literature began appearing in 1950, and he was still publishing articles and reviews at the time of his death.

Between 1966 and 1986 he directed seventeen dissertations in German or in Comparative Literature. Well known as a scholar of Stefan George, Ulo Goldsmith published Stefan George: A Study of his Early Work in 1959. A volume of his numerous publications on German, French, and English literature appeared in 1989 under the title Studies in Comparison, edited by Hazel E. …

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