Department of Modern Languages, The Citadel
Professor of German, Dept. of Modern Languages, The Citadel,
Assistant Professor of German, tenure-track, Dept. of Modern Languages, The Citadel, Charleston, SC, August 1994-August 1999.
Instructor of German, Department of Foreign Languages, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa,1993-94: teach intermediate and advanced college German; instruct in grammar, reading, conversation, and composition; teach second semester college-level Latin.
Visiting Instructor of German, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, 1992-93: teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced college German; instruct in grammar, conversation, composition, and culture. Develop and teach literature courses: "Das deutsche Drama im 19. Jahrhundert," "Deutsche Literatur von 1775 bis zur Gegenwart."
Teaching Assistant, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois, 1984-85; 1986-87; 1989-1992: beginning, intermediate, and advanced college German; instruct in grammar, composition, literature, conversation, and culture.
Credit Facilitator, Concordia Language Villages, Moorhead, MN, Summer 1990: organize and implement intensive total immersion German program for high school students; supervise instructors; communicate with high schools and parents. Credit Teacher, Summers 1987 and 1988: create, organize, and teach intensive German to high school students in a total immersion program.
Instructor, Department of Amerikanistik, University of Mainz, Germany, 1988-89: prepare and lead discussions on topics in postmodern American literature and culture.
Lecturer, Foreign Language Department, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, 1987-88: develop, organize, and teach German program; develop, organize, and teach beginning French in continuing education program.
“The Whole is the Sum of its Parts: Misogyny as a Unifying Factor in Die sieben weisen Meister,” Fifteenth-Century Studies (2000): 169-82.
“Wives and Mothers: Women Perceived in Keyser Octavian and Herzog Herpin,” Germanic Notes and Reviews 30, 1 (1999): 124-32.
“Representations of Family in
Das Buch der Liebe,” (Founders Prize Essay in Foreign Literatures and Languages
1999) Postscript. Publication of the Philological Association of the
“Women in the Book of Love: A Study in Context of Feyerabendt’s Das Buch der Liebe (1587),” Colloquia Germanica, 2 (1998): 105-16.
“Medieval Attitudes Towards Women as Reflected in the Songs of Heinrich von Morungen,” Germanic Notes and Reviews 28,2 (1997): 121-27.
"Deception as a Narrative Strategy in Die sieben weisen Meister." Fifteenth-Century Studies, 1994: 303-322.
Rev. of Sarah Westphal, Textual Poetics of German Manuscripts. 1300-1500 (Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1993) JEGP 94.1(1995): 96-99.
“Hanns-Joseph Ortheil’s Faustinas Khsse and Penelope Fitzgerald’s The Blue Flower: Goethe and Novalis in the 20th Century.” To be presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Philological Association of the Carolinas (PAC), in Asheville, NC, March 21-23, 2002.
“Anger, Fear, Joy, and Sorrow: Women and Emotions in Medieval
German Literature.” 27th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Medieval
Association (SEMA) in
“What are they afraid of? Woman and Fear in
Medieval German Literature.” 25th Annual Meeting of the Philological
Association of the
“Women as Criminals and Crime
against Women in Late Medieval Romances.” 69th Annual Convention of
“A Frame within a Frame: Marquard von Stein’s
Der Ritter vom Thurn in the Context of Das Buch der Liebe.” 68th Annual Convention
“Children in German Literature: The Example of
Das Buch der Liebe.” 24th Annual Conference of the Southeastern Medieval
Association (SEMA) at
“Representations of Families
in Das Buch der Liebe (1587).” 22nd Annual Meeting of the Philological
Association of the
“Wives and Mothers: A Study of Roles in Herzog
Herpin and Kaiser Octavian.” 67th Annual Convention of the
"Camillus vnd Emilia: A Modern Novel
Before its Time." 66th Annual Convention of the
"Medieval Attitudes Towards
Women as Reflected in Heinrich von Morungen's Love Songs." 21st Annual
Meeting of the Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA), at the College of
"Women in the Book of Love: a Study in
Context of Feyerabendt's Buch der Liebe." 28th Annual Conference of the
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, at
"Virgins, Wives, and Pre-marital Sex: A
Codicological Study of Feyerabendt's Buch der Liebe." 29th Annual Congress
of Medieval Studies in
"Deception as a
Narrative Strategy in Die sieben weisen Meister." Modern Languages Association
"The Central Text of Sigmund
Feyerabendt's Buch der Liebe: Johannes Zschorn's German Version of Heliodorus's
Aethiopica." Modern Languages Association Convention in
"The Whole is the Sum of its Parts: A
Thematic and Structural Analysis of Die sieben weisen Meister." Medieval
Association of the
"A New Setting for Historical Fiction:
Jane Smiley's The Greenlanders."
Worth: Another Look at the Seven Sages of
The Whole is the Sum of its Parts: A Thematic and Structural Analysis of Die sieben weisen Meister; Dissertation Advisor: Professor Marianne Kalinke
Late-medieval prose-novels; women and emotion in medieval German prose; representation family in medieval and late-medieval texts; ordering principles in medieval manuscripts and printed books; development of the novel; translation and transformation of texts throughout Europe; reception and adaptation of classical Greek and Latin literature in late-medieval German; the image of the East in medieval and late-medieval German texts; misogyny in medieval German texts.
OFFICES AND APPOINTMENTS:
Head of German Section, Dept. of Modern Languages, The Citadel, August 2001-present
Secretary/Treasurer of the South Carolina Chapter of AATG (1996-98).
Member of the executive board of SCFLTA (South Carolina Foreign Language Teacher's Association).
SSCCFLPC (South Carolina Council on Foreign Language Placement and Curriculum) German State-Wide Placement Test Writing Team
Chair, SAMLA German I session (pre-1750), 1998.
CITADEL CAMPUS-WIDE COMMITTEES:
Fall 2000-present Faculty Council
Fall 1999-present Library Services
Fall1997-present Internal College Relations
Fall 1998-Fall 1999 Scholarships and Awards
Fall 1995-Fall 1997 Undergraduate Admissions
CITADEL MODERN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT COMMITTEES:
Fall 2001 Spanish Search Committee
Spring 2000-Fall 2000 Modern Languages Head Search Committee
Fall 1999-present Library Liason
Fall 1998 Post-tenure Review Committee
Fall 1997-Spring 1998 Spanish Search Committee
Fall 1996 Language Lab Assessment Committee
2002-03 Recipient of one of two full-year sabbaticals to conduct research on early-modern
1999 Founder’s Prize for Best Essay in Foreign Literatures and Languages Postscript. Publication of the Philological Association of the Carolinas 16 (1999): 1-11.
1994-01 Citadel Development Foundation Grants to present the results of research
1995 CDF New Faculty Development Grant to use the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel
1984-92 Consistently Ranked among the Top 10% of Teachers at the U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Incomplete List of Teachers Rated Excellent by their Students (8 of 10 semesters taught)
1988-89 Exchange Fellow to the University of Mainz
Fellow to the
English, German, French; reading and research ability in Latin, Old French, Old and Middle High German, Gothic, Old Norse-Icelandic, and modern Scandinavian languages.
MEMBERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS:
Medieval Academy of America, AATG, Society of the Seven Sages of Rome, Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship, SAMLA, Southeast Medieval Association, South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers' Association, PAC (Philological Association of the Carolinas).