Katherine Mary Faull
Comparative Humanities Program, and
Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
Lewisburg, PA 17837
2002-present Professor of German and Humanities, Bucknell University
1993-2002 Associate Professor of German, Bucknell University
1987-1993 Assistant Professor of German, Bucknell University
1983-1987 Princeton University, German Literature Ph.D. 1988
1982-1983 King’s College, University of London M.A. 1983 (History of German Novel)
1978-1982 King’s College, University of London B.A. (Hons.) 1982 (German/Russian)
Publications, Papers, and Grants
- Speaking to Body and Soul: Instructions for the Moravian Choir Helpers 1785-6, edition and translation, Pietist, Moravian, and Anabaptist Studies, Penn State University Press, 2017
- Masculinities, Senses, Spirit, Katherine Faull, in Aperçus, Bucknell University Press, (2011)
- Translation and Culture, Katherine M. Faull, Bucknell Review (47:1) Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2004
- Katherine Faull, Moravian Women’s Memoirs: Their Related Lives 1750-1820 (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1997)
- Anthropology and the German Enlightenment: Perspectives on Humanity, Katherine M. Faull, Bucknell Review (38:2) (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 1995)
DH Collaborative Projects
- “Moravian Lives” moravianlives.org
- Collaborative DH project with Centre for Digital Humanities and the Departments of Literature and History at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
- “Ready Set Fit” Fitness app development with Stu Thompson, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Bucknell University readysetfitapp.org
- “The Shamokin Diaries 1745-55” http://shamokindiary.blogs.bucknell.edu/
- “Stories of the Susquehanna Valley: One Region, Many Stories, Digital Engagement” susquehannastories.org
DH Workshops and Invited Lectures
- 2016 DHSI Digital Pedagogy, University of Victoria, BC (co-instructor)
- 2016 Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga
- 2015 Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pa
- 2014 Muehlenberg College, Allentown Pa
- “Bodies in Heathen Places: Regulating Marriage without a State” Katherine Faull and Christina Petterson, Journal of Religious History, forthcoming.
- “Speaking about Marriage: Notes from the Married Choir conferences 7-17 January 1744,” trans. and ed. Christina Petterson and Katherine M. Faull, Journal of Moravian History, forthcoming.
- “Writing a Moravian Memoir: The Intersection of History and Autobiography” in Life Writing and Lebenslauf: Pillars of an Invisible Church, eds. Christer Ahlberger and Per van Wachtenfeld, Artos Publishers, forthcoming.
- „Das Herrnhutische Archivwesen im 21. Jahrhundert und die Herausforderung der Digitalen Geisteswissenschaften,“ Unitas Fratrum: Beiheft zum 250. Jubiläum des Unitätsarchivs 2014, forthcoming.
- “Visualization,” in Digital Humanities for Literary Studies: Theories, Methods, and Practices, eds. James O’ Sullivan and Ray Siemens, Pennsylvania State University Press, forthcoming.
- “Doing DH in the Classroom: Transforming the Humanities Curriculum through Digital Engagement” (with Diane Jakacki) Doing Digital Humanities: Practice, Training and Research. Richard J. Lane, Raymond Siemens, and Constance Crompton, eds. Abington, UK: Routledge. 2016.
- “Reifying the Maker as Humanist” (with Diane Jakacki and John Hunter). Making Humanities Matter, in Debates in Digital Humanities, ed. Jentery Sayers, Minneapolis, MN: U. of Minnesota Press. Forthcoming.
- Faull, Katherine (with Diane Jakacki). “Digital Learning in an Undergraduate Context: Promoting Long Term Student-Faculty Collaboration.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093
- “Anna Nitschmann” Pietismus Handbuch, ed. Wolfgang Breul, Mohr Siebeck Verlag. Forthcoming.
- Schleiermacher and Transcendentalist Truth-Telling: Ethics, Gender and Speech in 19th century New England” in Schleiermacher’s Influence On American Thought And Religious Life (1835-1920), eds. Terrence Tice and Jeffrey Wilcox, (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock), 2014.
- “Performing Translation: The [Dangerous] Mobilities of Cultural Identity” in Early Modern Texts and Performance: Studies in Honor of Susan L. Fischer, ed. Barbara Mujica (Bucknell University Press, 2013), pp. 17-28. Print.
- “The Experience of the World as the Experience of the Self: Smooth Rocks in a River Archipelago” in Re-Imagining Nature: Environmental Humanities and Ecosemiotics. Ed. Alfred K. Siewers. Aperçus series. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press (2014). Print
- “Masculinity in the 18th Century Moravian Mission Field: Contact and Negotiation” Journal of Moravian History 13:1, Print
- Faull, Katherine. “Charting the Colonial Backcountry: Joseph Shippen’s Map of the Susquehanna River” The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. Vol. 136, No. 4 (October 2012): 461-465. Print.
- Faull, Katherine. “Instructions for Body and Soul: Eighteenth-Century Moravian Care of the Self”, The Hinge: International Theological Dialog for the Moravian Church 18:2 (Spring 2012): 3-28; responses 29-38. Print. http://issuu.com/moravianseminary/docs/hinge_18.2
- Faull, Katherine. “From Friedenshütten to Wyoming: Johannes Ettwein’s Map of the Upper Susquehanna (1768) and an Account of His Journey.” Journal of Moravian History. (2011): 82-96. Print.
- Faull, Katherine. “The Married Choir Instructions (1785).” Journal of Moravian History. (2011): 69-110. Print.
- Faull, Katherine M. “Temporal Men and the Eternal Bridegroom: Moravian Masculinity in the 18th Century” in Masculinities, Senses, Spirit, Katherine Faull, in Aperçus (2010) Bucknell University Press
- Faull, Katherine M. “You Are the Savior’s Widow:” Religion/sexuality and Bereavement in the Eighteenth-Century Moravian Church.” Journal of Moravian History. (2010): 89-115. Print.
- Faull, Katherine M. “Speaking and Truth-Telling: Parrhesia in the 18th century Moravian Church” in Self Community World, eds. Heikki Lempa and Paul Peucker (Lehigh University Press, 2010): pp. 204-230. Print.
- Faull, Katherine. “Mapping a Mission: the Origins of Golkowsky’s 1768 Map of Friedenshütten, Pennsylvania.” Journal of Moravian History. (2009): 107-116. Print.
- Faull, Katherine. “Girl Talk: the Role of the “speakings” in the Pastoral Care of the Older Girls’ Choir.” Journal of Moravian History. 6 (2009): 77-99. Print
- Goebel, Rolf J, Jane V. Curran, Christophe Fricker, and Katherine Faull. “The Role of Translation in German Studies, Responses.” The German Quarterly. 81.4 (2008): 489. Print.
- “Das ‘Sprechen’ von Kindern: Herrnhutische Seelsorge an den grossen Mädchen im 18. Jahrhundert” Unitas Fratrum 57/58 (2006): 183-196.
- “Christ’s other Self: Gender, Religion, and the Body in the 18th Century Moravian Church” Covenant Quarterly (2004): 28-39.
- “The Life of Johann Georg Jungmann (1720-1808): Faith and Providence in the Eighteenth Century Atlantic World” in The Distinctiveness of Moravian Culture: Essays and Documents in Moravian History in Honor of Vernon H. Nelson on his Seventieth Birthday, Craig D. Atwood and Peter Vogt (Nazareth, Pa.: Moravian Historical Society, 2003), pp. 173-202.
- Essays on “Novalis,” “Georg Büchner” and “Christa Wolf” in Encyclopedia of Literary Translation, ed. Olive Classe (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000)
- Faull, Katherine M. “Relating Sisters’ Lives: Moravian Women’s Writings from 18th Century America.” Transactions of the Moravian Historical Society. 31 (2000): 11-27. Print.
- “Self-Encounters: Two Eighteenth-Century African Memoirs from Moravian Bethlehem” in Crosscurrents: African-Americans, Africa and Germany in the Modern World, eds. C. Aisha Blackshire-Belay, Leroy Hopkins, and David MacBride (New York: Camden House, 1998), 29-52; reprinted in Michael J. Drexler and Ed White, Beyond Douglass: New Perspectives on Early African-American Literature, Aperçus: Histories Texts Cultures. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2008 (selected as a Choice Outstanding Book for 2009)
- Immanuel Kant, “Physical Geography”, trans. Katherine Faull, in Race and the Enlightenment: A Reader, ed. Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze, (Oxford: Blackwell, 1997), 58-64
- “Faith and Imagination: Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf’s Anti-Enlightenment Philosophy of Self” in Anthropology and the German Enlightenment: Perspectives on Humanity, ed. Katherine M. Faull, Bucknell Review, 38:2 (1995): 23-56
- “Beyond Confrontation? The Early Schleiermacher and Feminist Moral Theory” New Atheneum/ Neues Athenaeum 4 (1994): 41-65
- “Captured by Indians: Mariane’s Story” Humanities (Jan./Feb. 1994): 21-4
- “Schleiermacher – A Feminist? Or How to Read Gender-Inflected Theology,” in Schleiermacher and Feminism: Sources, Evaluations, and Responses, Iain G. Nicol (Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1992), pp. 13-32
- “The American Lebenslauf: Women’s Autobiography from eighteenth-century Moravian Bethlehem, Pa” Yearbook of the Society for German-American Studies 27 (1992): 23-48
- “”Women, Migration and Moravian Mission: Negotiating Pennsylvania’s Colonial Landscapes” in Babel of the Atlantic: Language and Cultural Politics in Colonial Pennsylvania, ed. Bethany Wiggin (U Penn), Penn State UP
- “Married to the Job (and Jesus): Moravian Artisans, Moravian Marriage, and the Colonial Pennsylvanian Backcountry” for a Special Issue of Journal of Early American History (published by Brill) on new approaches to the Pennsylvania frontier, eds. Jon Smolensky and William Campbell
Books In Progress
- Cultures at the Confluence: The Moravian Mission Diary at Shamokin Pennsylvania 1742-55, an edition and translation to appear in the Bucknell University Press series “Stories of the Susquehanna”
- The Life of Anna Nitschmann (1715-1760)
Academic Awards, Fellowships and Grants
- 2017-2020 Presidential Professorship, German and Humanities, Bucknell University
- 2017 Visiting Scholar, Center for Moravian Studies, Moravian Theological Seminary, Bethlehem, PA
- 2016 Degenstein Foundation $12,000 for summer interns (with Prof. Stu Thompson)
- 2015 Degenstein Foundation $12,000 for summer interns (with Prof. Joe Tranquillo)
- 2014 US Professor of the Year (CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching) (Institutional Nomination)
- 2013 Christian Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching
- 2012 The Conservation Fund (with Alf Siewers), $25,000 for Susquehanna River research (student interns and faculty stipends)
- 2011-12 John Ben Snow Foundation, (with Alf Siewers), $15,000 for Summer writers institute
- 2009-11 National Endowment for the Humanities, Collaborative Research Grant, “Cultures at the Confluence,” $100,228
- 2008 John Ben Snow Foundation, (with Alf Siewers), $16,000 Summer Writers Institute
- 2008 Degenstein Foundation, (with Alf Siewers) $12,000 for summer interns
- 2002-5 National Endowment for the Humanities, Collaborative Research Grant, $55,000
- 2002 Life Member in residence, Clare Hall, Cambridge University
- 2002 Visiting Scholar, Centre for Advanced Research in Theological Studies, School of Divinity, Cambridge University
- 2002-3 Sabbatical funded at 75% salary, Bucknell University (returned)
- 2001 Scholarly Development Grant, Bucknell University
- 2000 Curriculum Development Grant, Bucknell University
- 1998 Curriculum Development Grant, Bucknell University
- 1997 Scholarly Development Grant, Bucknell University
- 1996 Life Member in Residence, Clare Hall, Cambridge University
- 1995 Summer Grant, Instructional Technology Initiative, Bucknell University
- 1994-5 Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge University
- (Sabbatical funded at 75% salary, Bucknell University)
- 1992-4 National Endowment for the Humanities, Translations Division, $50,000 grant
- 1992 W. Mellon Stipend in Literary Theory, Bucknell University
- 1991 Scholarly Development Grant, Bucknell University
- 1989 Scholarly Development Grant, Bucknell University
- 1983-86 Princeton University, Graduate Fellowship
- 1984 Princeton University, Summer Research Grant
- 1983 British Council Scholarship at Humboldt University, East Berlin (deferred)
- 1982 University of London Bithell Prize for Modern German Literature
- 1982 Department of Education and Science Scholarship for postgraduate study
- 1980 British Council Scholarship, Humboldt University, East Berlin
- 1979 British Council Scholarship, Politechnicheskii institut, Leningrad
Peer-reviewed conference papers
- “Analyzing Moravian Feelings: Using Computational Methods to Ask Questions about Norms and Sentiments in Moravian Lebensläufe”(with Michael McGuire ‘07) International Pietism Congress, Halle, Germany, August 2018
- “Speaking to Body and Soul: Moravian Pastoral Care in the 18th century” Kulturelle Wirkungen der Reformation, Leucorea Wittenberg Germany, August 7-11, 2017
- “Digital Lives: Reading Moravian Memoirs in the Age of the Internet” DH 2017 Montreal, Canada, August 9, 2017 (presented remotely via Skype)
- “Reading Moravian Lives: Overcoming Challenges in Transcribing and Digitizing Archival Memoirs” (with Trausti Dagsson and Michael McGuire ‘07), Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries, Gothenburg, March 2017
- “Encounters with the Digital: Teaching Moravian Materials in the Age of Computers” 5th Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History and Music, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, Oct 27-29 2016.
- “Access, Ownership, Protection: The Ethics of Digital Scholarship” Panel organizer and presenter, DH 2016, Krakow, Poland, July 2016
- “Reaching Across the Divide: Building Curricular Bridges to Meet Undergraduate DH (Learning) Goals” (with Diane Jakacki) Innovations in Digital Humanities Pedagogy: International DH Training Network, Krakow, Poland
- “Bodies in Heathen Places: Regulating Marriage without a State” (with Christina Pettersen) Emotions: Movement, Cultural Contact and Exchange, 1100-1800. Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100-1800, 30 June-July 2, 2016, Freie Universität, Berlin
“Teaching, Learning, Doing DH in a Comparative Context: Promoting Critical Thinking in the Liberal Arts” ACLA, Harvard University, March 28-20 2016
- “The Ethics of Data Curation: The Quandary of Access vs. Protection” Panel presentation with Dot Porter and James O’Sullivan and Diane Jakacki, Keystone Digital Humanities Conference, University of Pennsylvania, July 22-24, 2015
- “Using Juxta in Translation Studies: or, Paleography and the digital versioning machine” Keystone Digital Humanities Conference, University of Pennsylvania, July 22-24, 2015
- “Pedagogical Hermeneutics and Teaching DH in a Liberal Arts Context” (with Diane Jakacki), DH2015, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia, July 2015
- “Building Bridges to — Where? The Phenomenology of Undergraduate DH.” (with Diane Jakacki). Innovations in Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Local, National, and International Training. Sydney, Australia, 2015 Conference.
- “The Pedagogical Hermeneutics of Humanities 100: or, How to Teach DH in a Liberal Arts Context (with Archival Materials)” with Diane Jakacki, Bucknell University, Congress 2015, May 30-June 5, Ottawa, Canada
- “Digital Learning in an Undergraduate Context: Promoting long term student-faculty (and community) collaboration in the Susquehanna Valley,” (with Diane Jakacki), DH 2014 Lausanne, Switzerland, July 2014
- “Das Herrnhutische Archivwesen im 21. Jahrhundert. Die Herausforderung der Digitalen Geisteswissenschaften.” ‘So müssen wir denn ein Archiv der Wahrheit haben” 250 Jahre Unitätsarchiv, Herrnhut, Germany, June 2014
- “Intercultural communication and ethnic identity: Pietism and the public/private” American Comparative Literature Association, NYU, April 2014
- “Married to the Job (and Jesus): Artisans and Moravians in the Pennsylvania Backcountry” Pennsylvania Historical Association meeting, Gettysburg, PA, October 18, 2013
- “Intercultural communication and ethnic identity: Pietism and the public/private” 4th International Pietism Congress, University of Halle, Germany, August 28-30, 2013.
- “Women, Migration and Mission,” Envisioning the “Old World”: Heinrich Melchior Mühlenberg and the Imperial Projects in Pennsylvania, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2012.
- Faull, Katherine and David Del Testa, Bucknell University, ‘Red River, Black River, the Susquehanna River too: Student-Faculty Collaborations in the Spatial Humanities at Bucknell’ GIS and Spatial Thinking in the Undergraduate Curriculum, November 17, 2012, Bucknell University.
- Faull, Katherine and Alf Siewers, “Stories of the Susquehanna: Digital Humanities, Spatial Thinking, and Telling the historia of the Environment.” NITLE Webinar October 9, 2012, 2:00pm – 3:00pm. (http://www.nitle.org/live/events/145-stories-of-the-susquehanna-digital-humanities)
- “Raum, Rasse, und Männlichkeit: gender im Nordamerikanischen Herrnhuter Missionsfeld des 18. Jh.” Gender im Pietismus, Netzwerke und Geschlechterkonstruktionen, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Pietismusforschung der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg; in Verbindung mit den Franckeschen Stiftungen zu Halle, October 2011
- “Translating the Holocaust: the Ethics of Memoir” Holocaust writing and translation, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of London, February 24, 2011.
- “The Experience of the World as the Experience of the Self: The Environmental Subject of Moravian Pietism” Moravian Conference on History and Music, Bethlehem, PA, October 15, 2010.
- “Why Translation?” on panel “The Disciplinary Challenges of Translation Studies”, Modern Language Association Philadelphia, December 27-30, 2009
- “Truth-telling, ethnicity, and identity: Germans and Indians on the Susquehanna”, German Studies Association Meeting, San Diego, CA October 4-7, 2007.
- “’You are the Saviour’s Widow:’ Religion, Sexuality and Bereavement in the 18th Century Moravian Church” The Widow, July 7-9, 2007, University of Swansea, Wales, UK
- “Europeans and the Susquehanna: A Vision of Nature” From the Branches to the Confluence: The Upper Susquehanna River Basin and its Communities, September 23, 2006, Bucknell University
- “Imagining and Learning: Utopian Visions in Early Moravian Communities” Self, Community, World: Liberal Arts and Moravian Education, April 21-23, 2006, at Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
- “Male Wombs: The Mutable Gender of the Moravian Christ” American Historical Association/ American Society for Church History, January 6-8, 2006, Philadelphia, PA
- “Temporal Men and the Eternal Bridegroom: Moravian Masculinity in the 18th Century” 28 September-1 October 2005, German Studies Association, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
- “Christ’s Other Self: Body, Gender and Religion in 18th Century Moravian Thought,” American Society for Church History, 1-3 April 2004, Harrisburg PA
- “Die Jugend spricht: Die Rolle der Kommunikation in der Seelsorge der Brüdergemeine im 18. Jahrhundert: Fachtagung: Ergebnisse Historischer Kindheitsforschung, Leucorea, Wittenberg, Germany, 8-9 November, 2002
- “Bekehrung und Begnadigung: die Seelsorge der „großen Mädgen“ in der amerikanischen Herrnhuter Kirche im 18. Jahrhundert“ Internationaler Kongreß für Pietismusforschung, Halle, Germany, August 28-Sept. 1, 2001
- “Cultural Encounters of Moravian and Native American Women in the 18th Century” “Deutsche und Indianer–Indianer und Deutsche: Cultural Encounters in Three Centuries, Dartmouth College, May 13-16, 1999
- “‘Eine fruchtbare Rebe dem Weinstock seyn’: Die Frauenseelsorge der Chorarbeiterinnen im 18. Jahrhundert” Schwestern unter Brüdern. Die Stellung der Frau in der Brüdergemeine Unitäts-Archiv, Herrnhut, Germany, June 11-14, 1998
- “Self-Encounters: German and African Autobiography in Colonial America” Crosscurrents: African-Americans, Africa and Germany in the Modern World, an International Symposium co-sponsored by the Max Kade Institute, The State University of Pennsylvania and Center for African American and African Studies, October 1-2, 1994
- “Living with the Eternal Bridegroom: Gender and Religion in Eighteenth Century Moravian Bethlehem” 18th Annual Symposium of the Society for German-American Studies, Penn State University, April 13-17, 1994
- “Women’s Memoirs and the Communal Experience” 3rd International Communal Studies Association meeting at New Harmony, Indiana, October 14-17, 1993
- “Comparing World Views: Eighteenth-Century Rural Germans and Americans.” Paper presented to Sixteenth Annual Symposium of the Society for German-American Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, April 30-May 3, 1992.
- “The Gender of Art or, What did Novalis see in Sophie?” Paper presented to American Association of Teachers of German, Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., November 23-25, 1991.
- “Schleiermacher and Feminist Ethics” Paper presented to International Schleiermacher Symposium, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, June 1991.
- “German Narratives, American Lives: Women’s Writing from Eighteenth-Century Moravian Bethlehem” Paper presented to Fifteenth Annual Symposium of the Society for German-American Studies, Washington D.C., April 25-27, 1991.
- Organizer of “Writing on the Wall: Feminist Perspectives on German Unification”, Women in German sponsored session, Modern Language Association meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 1991.
- Respondent to Robert Perkins, “Schleiermacher, Kierkegaard, and Schlegel’s Lucinde” at American Academy of Religion, Southeastern Division Regional Meeting, Atlanta, Ga, March 15-17, 1991.
- Respondent to panel on “Social Issues” at “Transformations in Eastern Europe,” an interdisciplinary conference co-sponsored by the Central Susquehanna Consortium and the Institute for European Studies, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, March 1-2, 1991.
- Co-organizer of conference “Transformations in Eastern Europe,” co-sponsored by the Central Susquehanna Consortium and the Institute for European Studies, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, March 1-2, 1991
- “Entering the Single Sisters’ House: Women in Moravian Bethlehem, PA” Paper presented on Panel “Opening Closed Communities: Documenting Cultural Diversity in Pennsylvania.” American Association of State and Local History, Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., September 7-9, 1990.
- Faull, Katherine. “Pious Pursuits: German Moravians in the Atlantic World.” (review) Journal of Southern History; May 2010, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p. 417.
- Faull, Katherine M. “Jesus Is Female: Moravians and the Challenge of Radical Religion in Early America (review).” The Catholic Historical Review. 94.4 (2008): 854-855. Print.
- Faull, Katherine M. “[review Of] Community of the Cross: Moravian Piety in Colonial Bethlehem.” The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. 130.1 (2006): 113-114. Print.
- Faull, Katherine. “German Theater Before 1750. Edited by Gerald Gillespie, Foreword by Martin Esslin. Pp. Xxix+244 (the German Library, 8). New York: Continuum, 1992. Hb. $29.50.” Translation and Literature. 5 (1996): 237-241. Print.
- “Writing a Moravian Memoir: The Intersection of History and Autobiography” Keynote Speaker, “Life-writing and Lebenslauf: Pillars of an invisible church” Gothenburg University, Sweden, 11-12 May 2015
- “Visualizing History: the (Hidden) Work of Moravian Women Missionaries in Colonial Pennsylvania” Moravian Historical Society Annual Meeting, Bethlehem, PA October 2014.
- “Moravians and Native Americans”, Jeanette Barres Zug Lecture, Historic Bethlehem Rededication of Nain House, September 15, 2012.
- “Conversations at the Confluence: Negotiators, Moravians, and Native Americans” Danville Iron Heritage Festival, July 21, 2012.
- “Instructions for Body and Soul: Moravian Pastoral Care in the 18th Century” 2011 Moses Lectures, Moravian Seminary, October 13, 2011.
- “Instructions for 18th-Century Moravian Women” Lecture, Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, July 12, 2011.
- “The Influence of Moravian Traditions on Grider’s Major Subjects:” lecture as part of a series of lectures the Arkell Museum, Canojaharie, NY in conjunction with the exhibition “Drawn to the Same Place: Fritz Vogt and Rufus Grider 1885-90”, May 9, 2011.
- “Eighteenth Century Moravian Mapping and Twenty-First Century Technology” Lecture at Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, October 27, 2009.
- “Topographies of Contact” Lecture as part of Cultures at the Confluence Focus Year (2008-9) Bucknell University, February 26, 2009.
- “Friedenshütten: The Jewel of the Susquehanna” Annual Meeting of the Wyalusing Community Corporation, May 10th. 2007
- “Temporal Men and the Eternal Bridegroom: Moravian Masculinity in the Eighteenth Century” Invited Speaker, Program in Women’s and Gender Studies, History, German Honors Society, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC, October 18, 2005
- “Entering the Single Sisters House: The Lives of 18th century Moravian Women” Keynote Speaker, Wachovia Historical Society, Winston-Salem, NC, October 18, 2005
- “Genius in Translation: Julia Kristeva’s Desire in Language and her Love of the Foreign” Bucknell University, Humanities Institute, Sept. 13, 2005
- “The Course of Autobiography: Teaching a Hermeneutics of Life Writing” Moravian College, March 29, 2005
- “Moravian Marriage” Invited Speaker, Friends Day, Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, PA, April 27, 2003
- “Christ’s Other Self: Gender, the Body and Religion in the 18th Century Moravian Church” Seminar on Gender and Religion, School of Divinity, Cambridge University, March 10, 2003
- “Schleiermacher, Faith and Gender” Methods, Sources and Norms Seminar, School of Divinity, Cambridge University, February 24, 2003
- “Celebrating the Sisters: the Lives of Moravian Women in Eighteenth Century Bethlehem,” Keynote Speaker, Historic Bethlehem Inc, September 2000
- “Personal Conversion and Individual Redemption: The Spiritual Care of Young Women at Linden Hall, Lititz, Pennsylvania” Talk for the Annual Meeting of the Lutheran Historical Society and Moravian Historical Society in Lititz, Pa, April 29, 2000
- “Relating Sisters’ Lives: Moravian Women’s Writings from Eighteenth Century America” Moravian Historical Society, Vespers, October 7, 1999
- “Zinzendorf and Pluralism” Moravian Theological Seminary, Bethlehem, Pa, April 27, 1995
- “Identifying Stories: Race, Gender and the Autobiographical Act” Clare Hall, Cambridge University, November 28, 1994
- “Moravian Memoirs” Keynote Speaker, Archives of the Moravian Church, Bethlehem, PA, April 24, 1994
- “Living History/Writing Her Story: Memoirs from 18th Century Moravian Bethlehem” Bloomsburg University, March 7, 1994
- “Conversations with my Friend: Lives of Faith in Eighteenth-Century Pennsylvania.” Keynote address to Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society, Winchester, VA, April 11, 1992.
- Co-chair, Department of Languages, Cultures, Linguistics (2018-2021)
- Co-chair, College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee (2016-2018)
- Director, Program in Comparative Humanities (2001-6); (2012-16)
- Hiring committee for Johnson Chair in Comparative Humanities; course schedule; wrote guidelines for review and tenure; represented program at admissions day, parents day, orientation day events; advised Honors and departmental theses;
- Co-Chair, Middle States Accreditation Steering Committee, Bucknell University, 2011- (accreditation awarded, 2014)
- Senior Fellow, Languages and Cultures Residential College, 2008-2019
- Academic Co-Coordinator, Residential Colleges, Bucknell University, 2010-13
- Faculty Representative, Budget Review Task Force, Bucknell University, 2010-11 (team awarded Maxwell Award for excellence in Administration)
- “Bucknell in London” Committee (2006-2010)
- Participant in restructuring of program; initiated outreach to University of London colleges for study opportunities for students;
- Elected Faculty Representative, University Committee on Planning and Budget (2008-09)
- Chair, Department of Foreign Language Programs (2005-2009)
- Initiated strategic planning in department; wrote proposal to Curriculum Committee of College and Arts and Sciences for a Languages and Cultures requirement; initiated and wrote a proposal to DoE for Title VI grant to “Internationalize Pre-professional Programs at Bucknell”; conducted 8 reviews of non-tenured faculty; conducted three reviews of tenured faculty; conducted one promotion review; started Arabic language program; successfully initiated Arabic Fulbright FLTA position; mediated personnel issues in language program; oversaw budget; hired numerous tenure track and temporary faculty.
- Acting Director, Program in Women’s and Gender Studies (2004-5)
- Organized and led strategic planning workshop in May 2005; convened regular meetings with Steering Committee to approve courses for the majors, organize on-campus speakers
- Advisory Board, Women’s and Gender Studies, Bucknell University, 2000-2006
- Participated in reviews of untenured faculty; revised major and minor requirements; revised review procedures; consulted on programming and co-sponsorship of speakers and campus events; represented WGS program at Parents Weekend, Admissions Day, Orientation events; oversaw budget;
- Acting Chair, Classics Department (Fall 2003)
- Hired visiting assistant professor of Classics for Spring 2004; mentored two new untenured faculty hires; planned curriculum;
- Director, German Studies Program, Bucknell University, 1991-6, 1999-2001
- Responsible for course schedule; advising of majors and minors; advising of German club; Admissions Day, Orientation sessions, Parents weekend
- Committee on Complementary Activities (semester replacement) 2001
- Committee on Faculty and Academic Personnel (1991-3):
- subcommittee on feasibility of phased retirement scheme (subsequently adopted); annual calculation of salary and merit increments;
- Campus Representative to Fulbright Commission (1990-3)
- Curriculum Committee, College of Arts and Sciences (1988-1991)
- Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure (1988-1991)
- Co-director, Humanities Institute, “Thinking, Seeing, Doing: The Role of Digital Humanities in the Liberal Arts” Spring 2015
- Keynote Speakers, Alan Lui, UCSB and Johanna Drucker, UCLA
- Organizer, NEH summer seminar, Bucknell University, “On Untranslatability and World Literature” Summer 2014
- Organizer, NEH summer seminar, Bucknell University, “Place Matters” Summer 2013
- Organizer, Summer Susquehanna River Writers Workshop, funded through a grant from the John Ben Snow Trust, Summer 2009 (with Alf Siewers)
- Co-organizer with Alf Siewers,”Cultures at the Confluence Focus Year” 2008-9 (team awarded Maxwell Prize for Excellence in Administration)
- Founder and first Senior Fellow, Languages and Cultures Residential College, Fall 2008
- Organizer, NEH summer seminar, Bucknell University, “Integrating Islam into the Core Humanities Courses” Summer 2007
- Co-Director, Humanities Institute, “Moving Meanings: Studies in Translation”
- Keynote Speaker, Julie Kristeva (Paris), 2005-6
- Organizer, NEH summer seminar at Bucknell University,
- “Introduction to Translation Studies” Summer 2004
- Director, Humanities Institute, “Translation and Culture”
- Keynote Speaker Lawrence Venuti, Temple University, Spring 2002
- Director, Humanities Institute, “Telling Stories: Narrative Strategies in the Humanities”
- Keynote speaker, Professor Natalie Zemon Davis, Princeton University, 1993-4:
- Co-founder of Humanities Institute, Bucknell University, 1992
Community Leadership and Service
- Appointed to John Smith Historic Trail Advisory Board, National Parks Service, Washington DC (2015-2018)
- Member, Board of Directors, Moravian Archives, Bethlehem , PA (2010-)
- Member, Board of Directors, Northumberland County Historical Society, Sunbury Pa (2010-2013)
- Advisor, Susquehanna Greenway. Lewisburg, PA. (2008-)
- Advisor, Eastern Delaware Nations, Wyalusing, PA, (2007-)
- Advisor, Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force (2009-)
- Advisor and historical consultant, Friends of John Smith Trail, Annapolis, Maryland, 2008-
- Consultant, Chesapeake Conservancy (2009-)
- Consultant, National Parks Service (2012-)
Digital Humanities; Environmental Humanities; Autobiography; Native American Studies; Literary and Cultural Theory; Translation Studies; Religion and Gender; Race and Gender Studies; German Literature since 1750; German Intellectual History; Western Humanities
Comparative Humanities Program
- The Humanities Now! Project-based introduction to Digital Humanities
- Data Visualization for DH Intermediate course on data visualization for the Humanities
- Introduction to Text Analysis Introduction to digital methods in textual analysis
- Myth, Reason, Faith Western Humanities–Homer to Medieval Period
- Art, Nature, Knowledge Western Humanities from Renaissance to 19th Century
- Nihilism, Modernism, Uncertainty Western Humanities from Nietzsche to Post-Colonialism
- Studies in Autobiography Advanced seminar for majors (cross-listed Women’s and Gender Studies)
- Seminar in Translation Studies Advanced seminar for majors (cross listed with English)
- History of Sexuality Advanced seminar for majors (cross-listed Women’s and Gender Studies and English)
- Women, Gender, Enlightenment Advanced seminar for majors (cross-listed Women’s and Gender Studies)
- Nature and the Enlightenment Interdisciplinary seminar on European, Colonial American and Native perspectives on nature in the region of the Susquehanna River
Introductory First year German (with multimedia technology); Intermediate German ; Advanced Composition and Conversation; Business German; Jenseits der Mauer: DDR Kultur und Literatur 1949-1999; Study of German Literary Forms; The Short Story; Comparative German Cultures; Drittes Reich und Exilliteratur; Art and the Psyche: German Literature of Modernism; Literature of the GDR; Concept of Genius in German Literature 1750-1945; Die Wende–DDR Herbst 1989 ; Gender and Autobiography in German Literature: 1750-1992; Enlightenment and Romantic German Literature
General Education Courses
- Freshman Seminar: “Living in Community: Experiments in Social Organization”
- Freshman Seminar: “Epics and Ethics”
- Freshman Seminar: “How we do things with words”
- IP Course (with Alf Siewers): “Susquehanna Country”
- Capstone Experience: “Gender and Autobiography”
- Capstone Experience: “Introduction to Translation Studies”
- June 2005 Special Collections, University of Bristol Library
- June 2005 Gemeindearchiv, Niesky, Germany
- Dec. 1992 Archives of the British Province of the Moravian Church, London
- April 1990 Archiv der Brüder-Unität, Herrnhut, Germany
- January 1990 Schleiermacher papers in archives of the Academy of Sciences, Berlin
- Dec. 1989 Manuscript room in British Library, London
- July 1989- Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, PA
- July 1984 National Literature Archives, Marbach, West Germany
Editorial and Other Professional Experience
- Panel Reviewer, NEH Collaborative Research Division, History and Literature (2013)
- Panel Reviewer, NEH ODH (2018)
- Editorial Board, Journal of Moravian History
- Managing Editor, Philosophia Africana (2008-)
- Editorial Board, Bucknell University Press (1991-1999, 2006-9)
- Editorial Board, Talking About Teaching (1987-1992)
- Book Reviewer, German Quarterly, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Catholic Historical Review, Literature and Translation, Journal of the History of Sexuality
- Reader, Journal of the History of Sexuality
- Reader, German Quarterly
- Editorial Advisory Board, Philosophia Africana (1998-2008)
- Outside evaluator, NEH Translations (Collaborative Research) division
- Reader, PMLA (1992- )
- Reader, Communal Societies (1995-)
- Reader, Bucknell University Press (1989- )
- Technical Translator (German) for Mobil Corporation (1984)
- Translator (German and Russian) for Yorkshire Television, UK (1983)
- Interpreter (French, German, Greek) in Olympia, Greece (1981)
- Co-Producer and Presenter of Children’s Radio Show “Calico Pie,”
- BBC Radio Bristol (1971-1976)
- Co-Presenter of Children’s TV Series “Why Don’t You….”
- BBC TV (1974)
- German: native fluency
- English: native fluency
- Russian: excellent reading and good oral ability
- French: very good speaking and reading ability
- Latin: reading knowledge
- Ancient Greek: reading knowledge
- Modern Greek: Basic
- Arabic: Basic
- XML (intermediate)
- HTML (intermediate)
- CCS (intermediate)
- Python (basic)