Katherine Faull

Katherine Faull

Associate Provost Faculty Director for Civic Engagement
Director for Community Engaged Learning and Research
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About Katherine Faull

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Princeton University
  • M.A., King's College
  • B.A., King's College

Teaching Interests

  • Environmental humanities
  • Autobiography
  • Native American Studies
  • Literary and cultural theory
  • Translation studies
  • Religion and gender
  • Race and gender studies
  • German literature since 175
  • German intellectual history
  • Western humanities

Teaching Experience in the Comparative Humanities Program

  • Myth, Reason, Faith (Western Humanities from 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 (also Women’s and Gender Studies)
  • Introduction to Translation Studies; Advanced seminar for majors
  • History of Sexuality; Advanced seminar for majors
  • Women, Gender, Enlightenment; Advanced seminar for majors in Comparative Humanities and Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Nature and the Enlightenment; Advanced seminar on European, Colonial American and Native perspectives on nature in the region of the Susquehanna River

Selected Publications


Masculinities, Senses, Spirit, ed. Katherine Faull, in Aperçus (2011) Bucknell University Press

Translation and Culture, ed. Katherine M. Faull, Bucknell Review (47:1) Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 200

Katherine Faull,Moravian Women's Memoirs: their Related Lives 1750-1820 (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1997)

Anthropology and the German Enlightenment: Perspectives on Humanity, ed. Katherine M. Faull, Bucknell Review (38:2) Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 1995


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, and Jeannette Norfleet. "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, ed. 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, ed. 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, ed. 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 Studies27 (1992): 23-48


“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)

“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)

“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, forthcoming 2013.


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.


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”

Speaking of the Body: Physical Theology in the Eighteenth Century Moravian Church, edition and translation by Katherine Faull to appear in the series Pietist, Moravian, and Anabaptist Studies, Penn State University Press

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