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Otto Jolle Matthijs Jolles

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Otto Jolle Matthijs Jolles, German educator. Member Literature Society Chicago (president 1954-1960), Modern Language Association, American Association Teachers German.

Background

Jolles, Otto Jolle Matthijs was born on March 14, 1911 in Berlin, Germany. Son of Andre and Mathilde (Monckeberg) Jolles.

Education

Student of University Leipzig, U. Hamburg. Doctor of Philosophy., Heidelberg U., 1933. Student Sorbonne (Paris), 1934.

Master of Arts, University College Wales, 1938.

Career

Came to the United States, 1938, naturalized, 1945. Instructor German, U. College Wales, 1935-1938. Faculty University of Chicago, 1938-1962, successively instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, 1938-1956, professor, 1956-1962, Chairman of Commission on history of culture, 1958.

Visiting professor U. Frankfurt, Germany, 1960. Professor German literature Cornell University, 1962-1968, chairman department of German literature, 1965-1968.

Works

  • Author: Das Deutsche Nationalbewusstein im Zeitalter Napoleons, 1936. Goethes Kunstanschauung, 1957. Book on Friedrich Schiller (public posthumously).Editor: Deutsche Beitrage zur Geistigen Uberlieferung. Editor, translator: Karl von Clausewitz: On War, 1942.

Membership

Member Literature Society Chicago (president 1954-1960), Modern Language Association, American Association Teachers German.

Connections

Married Hermione Reynolds, June 21, 1938. Children: Arnold, Martin, Jan, Nicholas.

father:
Andre Jolles

mother:
Mathilde (Monckeberg) Jolles

spouse:
Hermione Reynolds

children:
Arnold Jolles

Martin Jolles

Jan Jolles

Nicholas Jolles