Thomas Kerth received a B.A. (1970) and M.A. (1971) from Indiana University, and was granted a Ph.D. in German from Yale University in 1977. He also spent two years studying medieval German literature at the Free University of Berlin. He served as chairman and director of undergraduate studies in Stony Brook's Department of German and Slavic Languages, and as director of undergraduate studies in the Department of European Languages.
Ulrich von Türheim. Tristan.Altdeutsche Textbibliothek, 89. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer, 1979.
Hermann von Sachsenheim. Des Spiegels Abenteuer. Göppinger Arbeiten zur Germanistik, 451. Göppingen: Kümmerle, 1986. 283 pp.
Louise Adelgunde Gottsched. Pietism in Petticoats and Other Comedies. Trans. by Thomas Kerth and John R. Russell. Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, and Culture. Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1994.
Ulrich von Zatzikhoven: Lanzelet. Trans. by Thomas Kerth, with additional notes by K. G. T. Webster and R. S. Loomis. Records of Western Civilization. NY: Columbia University Press, 2005.
Life’s Golden Tree: Essays in German Literature from the Reformation to Rilke. Ed. by Thomas Kerth and George C. Schoolfield. Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, and Culture. Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1996.
German Poetry: A Critical Anthology. Ed. by Robert M. Browning and Thomas Kerth. St. James, NY: Brandywine Press, 1995.
German Novellen from Goethe to Schnitzler. Ed. by Robert M. Browning and Thomas Kerth. St. James, NY: Brandywine Press, 1998.
German Drama: Lessing, Goethe, Lenz, Schiller, Kleist. Ed. by Robert M. Browning and Thomas Kerth. St. James, NY: Brandywine Press, 2000.
German Drama: The Nineteenth Century. Ed. by Robert M. Browning and Thomas Kerth. St. James, NY: Brandywine Press, 2000.
German Drama of the Reformation. Ed. by Thomas Kerth and George C. Schoolfield. Maplecrest, NY: Brandywine Press, 2005.
German Drama of the Baroque. Ed. by Thomas Kerth and George C. Schoolfield. Maplecrest, NY: Brandywine Press, 2006.
“With God on Her Side: Isolde’s Gottesurteil.” Colloquia Germanica 11 (1978): 1-20.
“Parzival in Eden.” Neophilologus 63 (1979): 260-268.
“The Conflation of the Tristan-Manuscripts: Türheim’s Continuation, a case in point.” Codices manuscripti 5 (1979): 1-8.
“The Denouement of the Tristan-minne: Türheim’s Dilemma.” Neophilologus 65 (1981): 79-93.
“Ulrichs von Türheim Tristan.” Jahrbuch für internationale Germanistik. ser. B.vi. Bern: Peter Lang, 1981. 56-60.
“Codex palatinus germanicus 696: Zur Entstehung einer Mischhandschrift.” Codices manuscripti 8 (1982): 135-158.
“Siegfried’s Theatrical liste.” Amsterdamer Beiträge zur Älteren Germanistik 24 (1986): 129-161.
“Tristan, Legend of.” Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Ed. by Joseph R. Strayer. 12 vols. New York: Scribner, 1982-89. 12:199-201.
“Kingship in Gottfried’s Tristan.” Monatshefte 80 (1988): 444-458.
“Marke’s Royal Decline.” Gottfried von Straßburg and the Medieval Tristan Legend. Ed. by Adrian Stevens and Roy Wisbey. Arthurian Studies 23. Suffolk (GB): D. S. Brewer, 1990. 105-116.
“Sibylle Schwarz and ‘die Art der Buhler.’” Life’s Golden Tree. Ed. by T. Kerth and George C. Schoolfield. Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1996. 15-55.
“Arthurian Tradition and the Middle Dutch Torec.” Arthuriana 17.1 (2007): 5-31.