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Germanic languages educator

Hubert Plummer Heinen, Germanic languages educator.


Heinen, Hubert Plummer was born on March 5, 1937 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of Erwin and Emily (Plummer) Heinen.


Bachelor, University Texas, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas, 1964. Postgraduate, University Freiburg, Germany, 1959.


Instructor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1963-1964;assistant professor, U. Pittsburgh, 1964-1968;associate professor, U. Pittsburgh, 1968-1969;associate professor, University Texas, Austin, 1969-1990;professor, University Texas, Austin, since 1990. Judge TAGS Convention, 1971-1975, 80, 83, 86, 89, 90, 91, 92, organizer, 1993, AISD German Contest, 1981-1983, Sprachfest, San Marcos, Texas, 1980-1985, 87. Reader advanced placement examinations, Princeton, New Jersey, 1980;chair medieval German Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, 1980.

Chair German sect.Tex. Medievalist Conference, Austin, Texas, 1982. Co-organizer, chair Generic Definition in Medieval German Literature, Conference on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1982.

Visiting professor Die deutsche Sommerschule von New Mexico, 1983.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (books) Die rhythmisch-metrische Gestaltung des Knittelverses bei Hans Folz, 1966, (with Wolfgang F. Michael) Isaac, 1983, Mutabilität im Minnesang: mehrfach überlieferte Lieder des 12. Und frühen 13. Jahrhunderts, 1989, (textbooks) (with Lore B. Foltin) Paths to German Poetry: An Introductory Anthology, 1969, (with others) Basic Spoken German Grammar, 1974, (with J. Alan Pfeffer) Basic Spoken German Grammar: Workbook and Guide to Tapes, 1975.

      Author chapters to books. Editor: (with Betty Nance Weber) Bertolt Brecht: Political Theory and Literary Practice, 1980, (with Ingeborg Henderson) Genres in Medieval German Literature, 1986. Translator articles to professional jours.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Cubmaster pack 59 Boy Scouts American, 1970-1972, assistant scoutmaster, member committee troop 410, 1972-1978. Delegate Travis County Democratic Convention, 1972, 450th Anniversary Book of Concord, Valparaiso, Indiana, 1977. Director Scoutmaster Roundtable, Balcones District, Capitol Area Council, 1972-1974, Scoutmaster Training, 1973-1976.

Representative LIFRS, 1978-1980. Member church council First English Lutheran Church, 1972-1974, 80-81, director adult education, 1973-1975, 77-80, lector, 1972-1986. Member Modern Language Association (regional delegate 1992-1995), South Central Modern Language Association (secretary, chair German I 1976-1977, 83-84, secretary, chair German-American literary relationships 1980-1981, member ad hoc committee on Doctor of Philosophy programs 1981-1984, editorial advisor 1983-1985, chair German-American literature 1991, German representative on executive committee since 1994), Southeastern Medieval Association (member executive council 1985-1988), International Courtly Literature Society, Medieval Academy American (organizer and chair textual mutabiligy and its consequences meeting 1995), Society German-American Studies (chair German-American cultural history conference 1987), German-Texas Heritage Society (member executive committee capitol area group 1982-1987, president 1983-1987).


Married Ursula Jakobiak, August 17, 1959. Children: Dirk Detlef, Erika, Doris.

Erwin Heinen

Emily (Plummer) Heinen

Ursula Jakobiak

Dirk Detlef Heinen

Erika Heinen

Doris Heinen