Ellis Dye

R. Ellis Dye, B.A. University of Utah (1960), M.A. (1963) and Ph.D. Rutgers (1966), is DeWitt Wallace Professor emeritus of German at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he taught language, literature (all areas) and, as an outlier, philosophy (Nietzsche, Heidegger, Existentialism). He was Presiding Officer of the Faculty and, for many years, Chair of German Studies and Russian.

Professor Dye has served as Book Review Editor of The Goethe Yearbook and as President, Vice President, and Director at Large of the Goethe Society of North America. Among his publications are two in PMLA; “Figurations of the Feminine in Goethe’s Faust,” in A Companion to Goethe’s “Faust” [2001]); Love and Death in Goethe: “One and Double” (Camden House, 2004); many articles for the Literary Encyclopedia, including the main Goethe entry; and a translation of Schiller’s “A Remarkable Example of Female Revenge” (in Jeffrey L. High, ed., Schiller’s Literary Prose Works: New Translations and Critical Essays [Rochester: Camden House, 2008].

R. Ellis Dye, B.A. University of Utah (1960), M.A. (1963) and Ph.D. Rutgers (1966), is DeWitt Wallace Professor, emeritus of German at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he taught language, literature (all areas) and, as an outlier, philosophy (Nietzsche, Heidegger, Existentialism). He was Presiding Officer of the Faculty and, for many years, Chair of German Studies and Russian. Professor Dye has served as Book Review Editor of The Goethe Yearbook and as President, Vice President, and Director at Large of the Goethe Society of North America. Among his publications are two in PMLA; “Figurations of the Feminine in Goethe’s Faust,” in A Companion to Goethe’s “Faust” [2001]); Love and Death in Goethe:“One and Double” (Camden House, 2004); many articles for the Literary Encyclopedia, including the main Goethe entry; and a translation of Schiller’s “A Remarkable Example of Female Revenge” (in Jeffrey L. High, ed., Schiller’s Literary Prose Works: New Translations and Critical Essays. [Rochester: Camden House, 2008]. His essay: “Werther’s Lotte: Views of the Other in Goethe’s First Novel” was republished in Goethe, The Sufferings of Young Werther, tr. & ed., Stanley Corngold, a Norton Critical Edition (2012).