Manfred E. Keune


  1. Ph.D. Michigan State University
  2. M.A. Michigan State University
  3. B.A. Bowling Green State University


Dr. Keune came to PSU in 1967 as assistant professor of German and retired in 1999. As a member of the former Department of German and the current Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures his research and publications concentrated on 19 th and 20 th century literature and focused on Theodor Fontane, Lion Feuchtwanger, Günter Kunert, Fritz Reuter and B. Traven. He co-edited and contributed to the books The Berlin Wall-Reality and Symbol and Kunert Werkstatt. In his work on intercultural relations, he taught high school teachers in NEH programs and courses in German-American relations. He has worked extensively as a translator and has taught, written, and published poetry. Among his teaching and curriculum design activities, he worked with Education Abroad programs, Intensive German, German Studies courses, German Business and Engineering and a wide variety of culture, language, and literature courses and seminars on the undergraduate and graduate level. In his retirement, he continues to write and is a member of the P.E.N. Center of German Writers Abroad. He continues to teach seminars on communication and German cultural history for the Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University and CALL( Community Academy for Lifelong Learning) in State College, Pennsylvania. In the last twenty years he became interested in the emerging discipline of ontological design which focuses on the power of language in private and professional endeavors. Combining his academic and organizational background, he coaches in the domains of ethics, communication, and conflict resolution. Manfred E. Keune was born in Germany where he worked in industry. He resides in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania.