Edwin Hermann Zeydel

Fellow: Awarded 1932

Field of Study: German and Scandinavian Literature

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 12-31-1893

Died: 04-07-1973

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1931–32:

ZEYDEL, EDWIN HERMANN:  Appointed to pursue researches into the life and works of Ludwig Tieck (1773–1853), the German romantic poet and critic, with a view to writing a critical biography of him set off against the background of his age; tenure, twelve months from July 15, 1932.

Born December 31, 1893, at Brooklyn, New York. Education: Columbia College, B.A., 1914; Cornell University, M.A., 1915; Columbia University, Ph.D., 1918.

Instructor in German, 1916–18, University of Minnesota; on the staff of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1918–23; Assistant Professor of German, 1923–25, Indiana University; Associate Professor of German, 1926–29, Professor, 1929—, University of Cincinnati; Summer Sessions, Cornell University, 1921, Columbia University, 1929–31. Contributing editor, Monatshefte für deutschen Unterricht, 1926—; associate editor, German Quarterly, 1927—.

Publications:  The German Theatre in New York City, 1915; The Holy Roman Empire in German Literature, 1918; Constitutions of the German Empire and German States, 1919; Early References to Storm and Stress (with Percy Matenko), 1930; Ludwig Tieck and England, 1931. Articles and reviews in Modern Language Notes, Poet Lore, Philological Quarterly, Monatshefte für deutsche Sprache und Pädagogik, Germanic Review, Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Jahrbuch der Historischen Gesellschaft von Illinois, Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Euphorion, German Quarterly.