Wolfgang Ruttkowski


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RUTTKOWSKI, Wolfgang Victor (German and Comp.Lit.)

Born 5.2.1935 in Hirschberg (now Poland: Jelenia Gora)
Parents: Victor Ruttkowski and Ursula Drobing

Elem. school: 1940-45 in Hirschberg
Highschool: 1945-57 Niedersaechsische Heimschule, Wolfenbuettel (Abitur)
Universities: Goettingen 1957-61 (MA),
Wien 1961-62 (+ Burgtheater Schauspielschule, Regieklasse)
Freie Universitaet, Berlin 1962-63 (+ Mary Wigman Dance Studio)
Teacher’s Training School, Hannover 1961-63 (State Examen 1963)
McGill-University (Montreal) 1963-1965 (Ph.D.)
Acknowledged as Dr. phil. by Goettingen U. 1970

Schiller Gymnasium, Hannover 1961-63
McGill University, Montreal, 1963-65
University of Southern California 1965-68 (assistant prof.)
New York University 1968-72 (associate prof.)
Tokyo University 1972-74 (visiting prof.)
Temple University, Philadelphia (full prof., 1974-83, chairman)
Kyoto Sangyo University (full prof. 1983-2003, retired as distinguished prof.)

10 books and 64 scholarly articles on aesthetics, art psychology, theory and terminology of literature and literary genres, cabaret songs, music (listed in the internet and reference works). Living in Kyoto/Japan.


  1. Gin Koba