AB, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1958. Master of Arts, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1964.
Instructor, University of Chicago, 1961-1962; assistant professor Germanic languages and literature, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1962-1966; associate professor, Wayne State University, 1967-1970; professor, Wayne State University, 1971-1980; professor, chair, University of Pennsylvania, 1981-1998. Resident director Junior Year Institute at U. Freiburg, Germany, 1972-1973.
(Saying Yes at Lightning: Threat and the Provisional Image...)
(Book by Horst S. Daemmrich)
Member American Society Aesthetics, Academy Literature Studies, American Lessing Society, American Association Teachers German (member of commission on higher education since 1974), American Comparative Literature Association, Modern Language Association (secretary and chairman 19th century literature 1972-1973), Midwest Modern Language Association (secretary, chairman modern Germanic literature 1966-1967), Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Ingrid H. Guenther, June 10, 1962. Children: JoAnn, Arthur.