Doctor of Philosophy, University Goettingen., germany, 1974. Habiltation, University Goettingen., germany, 1984.
Assistant professor University Goettingen, 1982—1988. Professor University Saarlandes, Saarbruecken, Germany, 1990—2009. Director Center Canada and Anglo American Studies, Saarbruecken, Germany, 1994—2009.
Member of Modern Language Association, VS, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, GKS, CCLA.
Married Eva A. Wieting, December 6, 1985. Children: Johanne M., Klaus Konstantin.