Jean Isabel Hübener

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Nicknames/Other names:


  • Bachelor of Arts with honors in French and German (1927) - University of Western Australia, Australia 
  • PhD in Mediaeval German and French - University of Bonn, Germany

Dates employed: 1951 - 1967

Faculty: Arts

Department: Modern Languages

Position held: 

  • Professor of German (1951 - 1952)
  • Department of German Head (1952 - 1967)


  • Efforts led to the creation of  a separate Department of German. 
  • First head of Department of German.
  • Made significant contribution to the Harriet Irving Library's collection of German language and literature works. 
  • Graduate studies in German were implemented in 1964, during Hübener's time as department head.
  • During her time as head, the Department of German became renowned within the Maritime Provinces.

Additional notes:

  • Dissertation subject was "The role of the landscape in German and French mediaeval courtly epics." 
  • Appointed to Guggeinheim Fellowship in 1949 to participate in research on intellectual resistance to the Nazis.
  • Named professor emerita at Encaenia on May 15, 1975



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