Party affiliation: Democrat
- Teaching fellow University of California at Los Angeles, Yale University. Assistant professor German Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1958-1963. Associate professor German Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1963-1965, chairman German department, chairman division modern languages and literature, until 1976, professor comparative literature and German, 1976-1986, professor emeritus, 1986-1990.
- Pinpoint of Eternity
- Studies the occurrence of 'pinpoints of eternity') or certain kinds of intensely experienced moments) in a number of key works of literature such as Dante's Divine Comedy, Goethe's Faust and Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus.
- Transplantings: Essays on Great German Poets with Translations
- On being told that "translation is an impossible thing," Anatole France replied: "precisely, my friend; the recognition of that truth is a necessary preliminary to success in art.
- Cracking Animation: The Aardman Book of 3-D Animation (Third Edition)
- The best book on the art of stop-action animation and a must-have for animators and animation fans.
- Peter Riedemann's Hutterite Confession of Faith (Classics of the Radical Reformation)
- While in prison during 1540-42, Riedemann wrote for the Lutheran ruler, Philip of Hesse.