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Dr. Gerhard F. Strasser


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Head, Dept. of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures  428 E. McCormick Ave.
The Pennsylvania State University State College, PA 16801
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RESEARCH, CREATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND SCHOLARSHIP
 

A.  Research and/or Scholarly Publications

1.  Books

    Research-Oriented Book Publications:

Herzog, G[erhard] H. and Gerhard F. Strasser.  The English Struwwelpeter, or Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures [reissue of first English Struwwelpeter edition]. Frankfurt/Main, Germany: Sinemis, 1996.  32 pages.   (co-editor)

Frühsorge, Gotthardt and Gerhard F. Strasser, eds.  Johann Joachim Becher (1635-1682).  Wolfenbütteler Arbeiten zur Barockforschung, Vol. 22.  Wiesbaden, Germany:  Harrassowitz, 1993.  (co-editor, publication of symposium papers)

Strasser, Gerhard F.  Lingua UniversalisKryptologie und Theorie der Universalsprachen im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert  (Lingua Universalis:  Cryptology and the Theory of Universal Languages in the 16th and 17th Centuries).  Wolfenbütteler Forschungen, Vol. 38. Wiesbaden:  Harrassowitz, 1988.   (author, monograph)

    Textbooks:

Briggs, Jeanine, Beate Engel-Doyle, and Gerhard F. Strasser.  Instructor's Manual to Accompany " Alles Gute!", 4th ed.  New York, San Francisco:  McGraw-Hill, 1994. 167 pages.   (co-author, ancillary to textbook)

Briggs, Jeanine, John E. Crean, and Gerhard F. Strasser.  Alles Gute! Basic German for Communication.  4th ed.  New York, San Francisco:  McGraw-Hill, 1994.   (co-author)

Strehl, Wiebke, in consultation with Gerhard F. Strasser .  German 003: Intermediate German.  University Park:  Penn State Independent Learning, 1993.  108 pages.   (co-author, Independent Learning textbook to accompany resident instruction textbook)

----- . German 002: Elementary German II.  University Park:  Penn State Independent Learning, 1993.  112 pages.  (co-author; see above)

-----.  German 001: Elementary German I.  University Park:  Penn State Independent Learning, 1992.  122 pages.  (co-author; see above)

Walker, Ron, Erwin Tschirner, Brigitte Nikolai, and Gerhard F. Strasser. Assoziationen: Deutsch für die Mittelstufe (German for the Intermediate Level).  New York: McGraw-Hill, 1991.   (co-author)

Briggs, Jeanine, and John E. Crean. Alles GuteBasic German for Communication.  3rd ed. New York:  McGraw-Hill, 1990.   (consulting editor)

Briggs, Jeanine, Gerhard F. Strasser, and Beate Engel-Doyle.  Instructor's Manual to Accompany " Alles Gute!", 3rd ed.  New York:  McGraw-Hill, 1990.   (co-author, ancillary to textbook)

Briggs, Jeanine and Gerhard F. Strasser. Instructor's Manual to Accompany" Alles Gute!", 2nd ed.  New York:  Random House, 1986.   (co-author, ancillary to textbook)

Strasser, Gerhard F.  Alles GuteBasic German for Communication.  By Jeanine Briggs and John E. Crean.  2nd ed.  New York:  Random House, 1986.  (consulting editor)

Strasser, Gerhard F. and D. D. Hook. Fahrt ins Weiß-Blaue: A Graded Intermediate Reader. London:  Harrap, 1971 (book, 80 pages).  (co-author)

2.  Parts of books

Strasser, Gerhard F. "Das Sprachdenken Athranasius Kirchers." The Language of Adam: Die Sprache Adams. Ed. Allison P. Coudert. Wolfenbütteler Forschungen; bd. 84.  Wiesbaden:  Harrassowitz, 1999: 151-169.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Musik und Kryptographie."  In Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (Historical Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians).  2nd edition.  Ed. Ludwig Finnscher.  Kassel, et al.: Bärenreiter; Stuttgart: Metzler.  Vol. VI (1997), pp. 783-790. (article, encyclopedia)

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Science and Pseudo-Science:  Athanasius Kircher's Mundus Subterraneus and his Scrvtinivm [...] Pestis."  In Knowledge, Science, and Literature in Early Modern Germany.  Eds. Gerhild Scholz Williams and Stephan K. Schindler. Univ. of North Carolina Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures, 116.  Chapel Hill, N.C.: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1996, pp. 219-240.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Sankt Rochus:  Der Pestheilige Sankt Rochus oder Der Ruf nach einem Beschützer vor der Geißel des ausgehenden Mittelalters"  (St. Roch, the Plague Saint, or the Call for a Protector from the Scourge of the Late Middle Ages), pp. 751-764, and "Sankt Vitus:  Sankt Vitus oder Der heilige Veit, der Veitstanz und 'die von der Tarantel Gebissenen'" (St. Vitus, St. Vitus' Dance, and "Those Bitten by the Tarantula"), pp. 577-587, both entries for publication in
Herrscher, Helden, Heilige:  Mittelalter-Mythen, Bd. I.  Eds. Ulrich Müller and Werner Wunderlich.  (Vol. I of a projected eight-volume encyclopedia on Medieval Myths; American publisher will be Garland Press).  Konstanz, Germany; St. Gallen, Switzerland:  Universitätsverlag, 1996.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Ein Polyhistor als Pathologe:  Athanasius Kirchers Durchgründung der laidigen ansteckenden [...] Pestilentz"  (A Polyhistor as Pathologist:  Athanasius Kircher's Treatise on the Plague).  In Ars medica--verlorene Einheit der Medizin?: Festschrift für Richard Toellner.  Eds. Peter Kröner, Thomas Rütten, Karin Weisemann, and Urban Wiesing.  Stuttgart, Jena, New York:  Gustav-Fischer-Verlag, 1995, pp. 55-64.

Strasser, Gerhard F. "Die Darstellung des Nationalsozialismus in amerikanischen Lehrwerken für Deutsch"  (The Representation of National Socialism in American Textbooks of German).  In Zum Thema Nationalsozialismus im DaF-Lehrwerk und -Unterricht.  Eds. Joachim Warmbold, E.-Anette Koeppel, and Hans-Simon Pelanda.  München, Germany: Iudicium, 1994, pp. 13-21.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Closed and open languages:  Samuel Hartlib's Involvement with Cryptology and Universal Languages."  In Samuel Hartlib and Universal Reformation: Studies in Intellectual Communication.  Eds. Mark Greengrass, Michael Leslie, and Timothy Raylor.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 1994, pp. 151-161.

Frühsorge, Gotthardt and Gerhard F. Strasser.  "Vorwort."  In Johann Joachim Becher (1635-1682).  Eds. Gotthardt Frühsorge and Gerhard F. Strasser.  Wolfenbütteler Arbeiten zur Barockforschung, Band 22.  Wiesbaden, Germany:  Harrassowitz,1993, pp. 11-12. (jointly authored preface to book)

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Johannes Trithemius (1462-1516):  Faithful Preserver of the Old and Bold Proponent of the New."  In Acta XVIII (1993 [for 1991]):  Old and New in the Fifteenth Century.  Ed. Clyde Lee Miller.  Binghampton:  Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies, SUNY Binghampton, 1993, pp. 153-163.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Johann Joachim Bechers Universalsprachenentwurf im Kontext seiner Zeit"  (J. J. Becher's Universal Language Project within the Context of His Times).  In Johann Joachim Becher (1635-1682).  Eds. Gotthardt Frühsorge and Gerhard F. Strasser.  Wolfenbütteler Arbeiten zur Barockforschung, Vol. 22.  Wiesbaden, Germany: Harrassowitz, 1993, pp. 215-232.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Kryptographische Werke"  (Cryptographic Works).  In Herzog August Bibliothek: Lexikon.  Eds. Georg Ruppelt and Sabine Solf.  München, London, New York, Paris:  K. G. Saur, 1992, p. 97.   (dictionary entry)

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Diplomatic Cryptology and Universal Languages in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries."  In Go Spy the Land: Military Intelligence in History.  Eds. Keith Neilson and B. J. C. McKercher.  Westport, CT; London: Praeger, 1992, pp. 73-97.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "The 17th Century Emblematic Teaching Method/Die emblematische  Lehrmethode im 17. Jahrhundert."  In Glasgow International Emblem Conference 1990: Abstracts.  Glasgow, Scotland:  University of Glasgow, 1990, pp. 99-101.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "'Lettres muettes, ou La maniere de faire L'amour enTurquie Sans Scavoir [sic] nÿ Lire nÿ Escrire':  Manuskript und Druck einer türkisch-französischen 'Liebes-Chiffre' an der Pforte"  ("'Silent' Letters, or How to Make Love in Turkey without Knowing How to Read or Write":  Manuscript and Printing of a Turkish-French "Love Cipher" at the Porte).  In Opitz und seine Welt: Festschrift George Schulz-Behrend. Chloe (Beihefte zum [companion publications to] Daphnis), Vol. 10.  Eds. Barbara Becker-Cantarino and Jörg-Ulrich Fechner.  Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Editions Rodopi B.V., 1990, pp. 505-523.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  [Analysis of the German secondary school textbook series of English,] "Contacts, Ferdinand Kamp, Bochum" [vols. 5-10, by various authors], pp. 79-89, and [Analysis of] "Robert E. Helbling, WolfGewehr, Dieter Jedan, Wolff A.von Schmidt: First-Year German: Textbook; Instructor's Manual; Laboratory and Exercise Manual (all 3rd ed., 1983); Aspekte: Kultur, Politik, Alltag, Literatur (1st ed., 1984).  Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York," pp. 156-159.

In Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland unddie Vereinigten Staaten von AmerikaDie landeskundliche Darstellung in Sprachlehrbüchern beider Länder.  Ed. Wolfgang Jacobmeyer.  Studien zur Internationalen Schulbuchforschung, Band 48.  Braunschweig, Germany:  Georg-Eckert-Institut für Internationale Schulbuchforschung, 1988.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Athanasius Kirchers Verbindungen mit Herzog August und dem Haus  Braunschweig-Lüneburg"  (Athanasius Kircher's Connections with Duke August and the House of Brunswick-Lüneburg).  In Athanasius Kircher und seine Beziehungen zum  gelehrten Europa seiner Zeit  (A. K. and His Relations with the Learned Europe of His  Times).  Ed. John Fletcher.  Wolfenbütteler Arbeiten zur Barockforschung, Band 17.  Wiesbaden, Germany:  Harrassowitz, 1988, pp. 69-78, 202-206.

Lalande, John F. and Gerhard F. Strasser.  "A Survey of International Teaching Assistants in Foreign Language Departments."  In Institutional Responsibilities and Responses in the Employment and Education of Teaching AssistantsReadings from a National Conference.  Eds. Nancy Van Note Chism and Susan B. Warner.  Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University Center for Teaching Excellence, 1987, pp. 251-262.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Seventeenth-Century Catholic Attempts at Revitalizing Latin as a Universal Language."  In The Idea of a Universal LanguageReport of the Fourth Annual Conference of the Center for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems, New York, Dec. 13-14, 1985.  Eds. Humphrey Tonkin and Karen Johnson-Weiner.  New York:  Center for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems, 1986, pp. 55-67.

Strasser, Gerhard F. "Report on the 'Erste deutsch-amerikanische Konferenz zum Problem Landeskunde in Sprachlehrbüchern' at the Georg-Eckert-Institut für Internationale Schulbuchforschung at Braunschweig, July 15-17, 1985."  In Wirtschaftsdeutsch Proceedings of the Conference of the American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators (AAUSC), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, October 30 - November 1, 1985.  Columbus, OH:  The Ohio State University, 1986, pp. 115-117.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "'The Conscripted Pen.'  Protestant Propaganda Literature of the French Renaissance:  Agrippa d'Aubigné's Epic, Les Tragiques."  In Literature and War: Reflections and Refractions.  Papers of the 1984 Monterey Institute of International Studies Symposium on Comparative Literature and International Studies.  Ed. Elizabeth W. Trahan.  Monterey:  Monterey Institute of International Studies, 1986 (copyright 1985), pp. 136-150.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "'Wie von der Tarantel gebissen: ' Tarantismus und Musiktherapie im Barock"  ("As if Bitten by a Tarantula":  Tarentism and Musical Therapy in the Baroque Period).  In Festschrift Blake Lee Spahr. Chloe (Beihefte zum [companion publications to] Daphnis), Vol. 3.  Amsterdam, The Netherlands:  Editions Rodopi B.V., 1984, pp. 245-264.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "'Spectaculum Vesuvii:'  Zu zwei neuentdeckten Handschriften von Athanasius Kircher mit seinen Illustrationsvorlagen"  ("The Vesuvian Spectacle":  On two Newly Discovered Manuscripts of Athanasius Kircher with His Own Sketches for the Illustrations).  In Theatrum Europaeum: Festschrift für Elida Maria Szarota.  Eds. Richard Brinkmann et al.  Munich, Germany:  Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1982, pp. 363-384.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Maximal- und Minimallösungen bei der Ausbildung von Lehrassistenten an amerikanischen Universitäten"  (Maximal and Minimal Solutions in the Training of TAs at American Universities).  In Lehrer und Lernende im Deutschunterricht: Kongreßbericht der VI. Internationalen Deutschlehrertagung vom 4.-8. August 1980 in Nürnberg.  Ed. Heidrun Brückner.  Berlin, Germany:  Langenscheidt, 1981, pp. 577-581.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "War und Poetry:  Personal Experience of Renaissance Warfare and Visual Representations of its Horrors in the Work of Agrippa d'Aubigné."  In Actes du VIIIe Congrès de l'Association Internationale de Littérature Comparée.  Eds. B. Köpeczi and G. M. Vajda.  Budapest, Hungary:  Hungarian Academy of Science, 1980, pp. 173-
181.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Herzog August, Gelehrter und Sammler: Geheimschrift"  (Duke August [of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel], Scholar and Collector:  Cryptology).  In Sammler--Fürst--Gelehrter: Herzog August zu Braunschweig und Lüneburg, 1579-1666.  Wolfenbüttel, Germany:  Ausstellungskatalog der [exhibition catalogue of the] Herzog August Bibliothek, 1979, pp. 181-191.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Erziehung in Ost- und Westdeutschland"  (Education in East and West Germany).  In Kultur und Alltag:  A Cultural Reader.  Ed. Harold von Hofe. New York:  Scribner's, 1973, pp. 127-151.

3.  Articles published in refereed journals

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Die Struwwelpeter-Sammlung an der Pennsylvania State University" (The Struwwelpeter Collection at PSU). In Librarivm: Zeitschrift der Schweizerischen Bibliophilen-Gesellschaft, 39 (1996), No. III (Dec. 1996), pp. 236-256.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "European Seventeenth-Century Universal Language Visions:  Hopes for the Opening Up of the Orient."  In ICLA '91 TokyoProceedings of the XIIIth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association; Vol. 2:  The Force of Vision.  Eds. Margaret R. Higonnet and Sumie Jones.  Tokyo:  Telecommunications Association, Tokyo, and University of Tokyo Press, 1995, pp. 466-474.  (refereed [selective] conference proceedings)

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "FAX-Technology for Essay Exchanges with German Students as an Enhancement of 'c'-Culture."  In Die Unterrichtspraxis: Teaching German, 28, No. 2 (Fall 1995), pp. 159-164.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Tibet im 17. Jahrhundert:  Johannes Grueber, S. J.,  seine Reisebeschreibungen und die Frage ihrer Veröffentlichung"  (Tibet in the 17th Century:  Johannes Grueber, S. J., His Travelogues, and the Question of their Publication).  In Daphnis: Zeitschrift für mittlere deutsche Literatur, 24, Double Issue 2/3 (Fall 1995), pp. 375-401.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Zwei wenig bekannte Sammlungen an der Pennsylvania State University:  Emblembücher und die Allison-Shelley Sammlung deutsch-sprachiger Literatur in englischer Übersetzung"  (Two Little-Known Collections at The Pennsylvania State University:  Emblem Books and the Allison-Shelley Collection of German Literature in English Translation).  In Wolfenbütteler Barock-Nachrichten 21 (1994), pp.56-60.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Dritte internationale Emblemkonferenz an der University of Pittsburgh"  (Third International Emblem Conference at the University of Pittsburgh).  In Wolfenbütteler Barock-Nachrichten 20 (1993), p. 105.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Das Erbe von Johannes Amos Comenius und Samuel Hartlib:  Tagungen in Bayreuth, Prag und Sheffield"  (The Legacy of J. A. Comenius and Samuel Hartlib:  Conferences at Bayreuth, Prague, and Sheffield).  In Wolfenbütteler Barock-Nachrichten, 19, No. 2 (1992), pp. 62-63, and Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, 16 (1993), pp. 293-295.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "[Editorial Views of] Comparative Literature Studies." In ICLA [(International Comparative Literature Association] Bulletin, 9 (1991), pp. 22-25.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Trends in the Treatment of the GDR, Austria, and Switzerland in Current First-Year Textbooks."  In Die Unterrichtspraxis: Teaching German, 22 (1989), pp. 91-94.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Lingua realis, lingua universalis und lingua cryptologica:  Analogiebildungen bei den Universalsprachen des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts"  (The Use of Analogy in the Creation of Universal Languages of the 16th and 17th Centuries).  In Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, 12 (1989), pp. 203-217.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "La Contribution d'Athanase Kircher à la tradition humaniste hiéroglyphique"  (The Contribution of Athanasius Kircher to the Hieroglyphic Tradition of  Humanism).  In XVIIe Siècle (Paris), 40, No. 1 (Jan.-March 1988), pp. 72-92 + 6 illus.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Die Bedeutung der Musiktherapie in der italienischen Renaissance" (The Significance of Musical Therapy in the Italian Renaissance).  In Res Publica Litterarum (U. of Kansas, Lawrence, KA), 9 (1985), pp. 271-280.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Athanasius Kircher's Cartographic Sketches for his 'Mundus subterraneus'."  In Mapline(Newberry Library, Chicago, IL), 30/31 (1983), pp. 1-3.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Publishing History in the Making:  The Brothers Stern of Lüneburg and Duke August's 1624 Handbook on Secret Communication."  In Literary Research Newsletter, 8, No. 2 (Spring 1983), pp. 59-72.

Lalande, John F., II., and Gerhard F. Strasser.  "Testing and the TA from Abroad."  In AAUSC [American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators] Newsletter (U. of Illinois, Chicago, IL), 3, No. 1 (Summer 1983), pp. 2-4.  (jointly authored report)

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "The Noblest Cryptologist:  Duke August the Younger of Brunswick-Luneburg (Gustavus Selenus) and His Cryptological Activities."  In Cryptologia: A Quarterly Journal Devoted to All Aspects of Cryptology (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN), 7, No. 3 (1983), pp. 193-217.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Die kryptographische Sammlung Herzog Augusts:  Vom Quellenmaterial für seine 'Cryptomenytices' zu einem Schwerpunkt in seiner Bibliothek"  (The Cryptographic Collection of Duke August:  From Source Material for His Cryptomenytices [a cryptological compendium] to a Focal Point in His Library).  In Wolfenbütteler Beiträge 5 (1982), pp. 83-121.  (article, refereed irregular publication)

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Daniel Schwenters 'Feder / die Dinten halte / daß man ein gantzen bogen (...) damit schreiben könne' und ihre Wolfenbütteler Geschichte"  (Daniel Schwenter's "Pen / which contains ink / so that one can write an entire sheet with it" and Its Wolfenbüttel History).  In Wolfenbütteler Beiträge (Frankfurt/Main, Germany), 4 (1981), pp. 235-244.  (article, refereed irregular publication)

Strasser, Gerhard F. and Karl H. Habersetzer.  "Zum Löwen-Orakel in Andreas Gryphius' 'Leo Armenivs'"  (On the Lion Oracle in Andreas Gryphius's Leo Armenivs).  In Wolfenbütteler Barock-Nachrichten (Wolfenbüttel, Germany), 5 (1978), pp. 186-188. (jointly authored article)

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Andreas Gryphius' 'Leo Armenivs':  An Emblematic Interpretation." The Germanic Review, 51 (1976), pp. 5-12.

Strasser, Gerhard F. and D. D. Hook.  "Die Verwendung des Sprachlabors im Deutschunterricht für Ausländer"  (The Use of the Language Laboratory in Teaching German to Foreigners).  In Deutsch als Fremdsprache, 6 (1969), pp. 198-202.

4. Book Reviews

Strasser, Gerhard F.  Rev. of Bibliographie der Spielbücher des 15. bis 18. Jahrhunderts. Erster Band: 1473-1700, by Manfred Zollinger.  Hiersemanns Bibliographische Handbücher, Vol. 12.  Stuttgart: Hiersemann, 1996.  In Wolfenbütteler Barock-Nachrichten 24 (1997), 277-279.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  Rev. of Die DeutschenVergangenheit und Gegenwart, 4thed., by Wulf Koepke.  In Modern Language Journal, 78 (1994), S. 400-401.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  Rev. of The Astronomia Europaea of Ferdinand Verbiest, S.J. (Dillingen, 1687): Text, Translation, Notes and Commentaries, by Noel Golvers.  In Wolfenbütteler Barock-Nachrichten 21 (1994), pp. 61-62.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  Rev. of Prisma: Dokumente, Literatur, Kommunikation, by Mark W. Rectanus and Renate Hiller.  In Modern Language Journal, 77 (1993), pp.256-257.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  Rev. of Magie und Dichtung. Zur deutschen und englischen Literatur des 17. Jahrhunderts, by Peter Cersowsky.  In Arbitrium: Zeitschrift für Rezensionen zur germanistischen Literaturwissenschaft, 10, No. 1 (1992), pp. 69-72.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  Rev. of Wort ... Satz ... Gespräch: Beginning German for Communication, by Rainer Sell.  In Die Unterrichtspraxis, 19, No. 1 (Spring 1986), pp. 123-124.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  Rev. of Deutsch heute:  Grundstufe, 3rd edition, by Jack Moeller, Helmut Liedloff, and Barbara Beckman-Sharon.  In Die Unterrichtspraxis: Teaching German, 18, No. 1 (Spring 1985), pp. 195-197.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  Rev. of Francis Quarles 1592-1644: Meditativer Dichter, Emblematiker, Royalist, by Karl J. Höltgen.  In Seventeenth Century News, 41, No. 1-2 (Spring/Summer 1983), pp. 7-8.

Strasser, Gerhard F.  Rev. of Daniel Casper von Lohenstein: Geschichte seiner Rezeption, by Alberto Martino, trans. Heribert Streicher.  In Modern Language Notes, 95 (1980), pp. 701-702.

5.  Articles published in nonrefereed journals

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Austausch von Schüler- und Studentenaufsätzen per Fax-Übermittlung zwischen dem Hans-Leinberger-Gymnasium und der Pennsylvania State University" (Exchange of Student Compositions by Fax Transmission between the Hans-Leinberger-Gymnasium and The Pennsylvania State University).  In Frühlings- und Sommerprogramm des Absolventenverbandes des Hans-Leinberger-Gymnasiums RAV 1893. e.V., March 1995, pp. 16-17.   (article, alumni magazine)

Strasser, Gerhard F. "... and then Green Line Arrived upon the Scene." In Learning English Green Line: Das Lehrwerk (Stuttgart, Germany: Klett, 1990), pp. 6-7.  (article, magazine)

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "The 41st American President:  From George to George."  In close-up: Das Magazin für den Englisch-Unterricht (Stuttgart, Germany), 1 (1989), pp. 4-5. (article, magazine).

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Der gelehrte Landesherr und sein Freund in Lüneburg"  (The Learned Prince and His Friend at Lüneburg).  In Landeszeitung für die Lüneburger Heide (Lüneburg, Germany), 39, No. 10, 12 Jan. 1984, p. 11.   (full-page article, newspaper)

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Donnerstagsrunde in der Bibliothek:  Von der Kryptographie zur Universalsprache"  (Thursday [Evening] Discussions in the Library:  From Cryptology to Universal Languages).  In Braunschweiger Zeitung (Brunswick, Germany), 37, No. 18, 22 Jan. 1982, p. 9.   (article, newspaper)

6.  Articles in in-house organs

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Court Codes of the Renaissance."  In Research/PennStateArts and Humanities, 2, No. 3 (1981), p. 18.

7.  Manuscripts in press and/or accepted for publication

    Manuscripts prepared during 1996/98, In Press:

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Die Struwwelpeter-Sammlung an Penn State University, der Staatsuniversität von Pennsylvanien" (The Struwwelpeter-Collection at Penn State, the State University of Pennsylvania).  In Struwwelpeter-Hoffmann einst und heute:  Heinrich Hoffmann und der Struwwelpeter.  Eds. G. H. Herzog and HelmutSiefert.  Frankfurt: Sinemis-Verlag, 1998/99.   (15 pages and 28 illus.).

(Revised and expanded version of an article that first appeared in Librarivm: Zeitschrift der Schweizerischen Bibliophilen-Gesellschaft, 39 [1996], No. III [Dec. 1996], pp. 236-256).

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Das Sprachdenken Athanasius Kirchers" (Athanasius Kircher's Linguistic Theories).  In Philosophische und theologische Aspekte in der Suche nach der 'Ursprache' in der Frühen Neuzeit.  Ed. Alison Coudert.  Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1998/99.   (22 pages in typescript)

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Johannes Bunos mnemotechnische Verfahren" (Johannes Buno's Mnemotechnical Processes).  In Ars memorativa II.  Eds. Werner Neuber and Jörg Jochen Berns.  Cologne, Vienna: Böhlau, 1998   (38 pages in typescript and illus.)

   Manuscripts prepared during 1996/98 and accepted for publication:

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Musik(noten)chiffren oder die 'widernatürliche' Kunst, Musik zu geheimer Kommunikation zu verwenden" (Musical Ciphers or the 'Un-Natural' Art of Using Music for Secret Communication).  In Berichte des 1997er Internationalen Barock-Kongresses (working title).  Eds. Hartmut Laufhütte et al.  Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1999.   (13 pages in typescript plus 9 illus.)

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Ein 'dreiständiges Sinnbild' oder dreifaches emblematisches Hochzeitsgedicht aus der Mitte des 17. Jahrhunderts" (A "Tripartite Emblem" or Three-Part Emblematic Epithalamion from the Middle of the 17th Century).  In Acta of the Fourth International Emblem Conference (working title).  (12 pages in typescript plus 2 illus.)

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Johannes Bunos mnemotechnische Verfahren."  In Seelenmaschinen. Gattungstraditionen, Funktionen und Leistungsgrenzen der Mnemotechniken des 14. bis 17. Jahrhunderts.  Eds. Jörg Jochen Berns and Wolfgang Neuber.  Frühneuzeit-Studien, N. S., No. 2.  Vienna: Böhlau, 1999.  (36 pages in typescript plus 5 illus.)

Strasser, Gerhard F.  "Introduction to the 'Comprehensive Checklist' of Struwwelpeter in English."  In Struwwelpeter at Penn State: Essays on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of The Allison-Shelley Collection.  Eds. Walter Sauer and Sandy Stelts. (10 pages in typescript).  To be published by PSU Special Collections.

B.  Projects, grants, commissions, and contracts

1.  Completed

Penn State Funding
 
Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies.  Travel grant to present a paper at the International Conference on "Comenius's Heritage and the Education of Man for the 21st Century," March 23-27, 1992, Prague, Czechoslovakia    $ 450.00
External Funding
 
American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia.  "Cost-of-Living Supplement" to cover additional expenses incurred during January-August, 1992, research stay in Germany $ 3,500.00
PHC "Planning Grant" for the Fourth Pennsylvania Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Penn State, October 19-20, 1990  $ 1,000.00
NEH "Travel to Collections" Grant for research at the Stirling-Maxwell Collection of Emblem Books at the University of Glasgow Library, Glasgow, Scotland, August, 1990 $ 750.00
Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation, Cologne, Germany, supplementary sabbatical leave grant, January-August, 1988 DM 10.000,00 
= $ 6,750.00
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), "Study Visit Grant," October-November, 1987  DM 5.400,00 
= $ 3,800.00
C.  Supervision of graduate dissertations, theses
 
Dissertations, M.A. theses, and M.A. papers
 
1998, GER, Ph.D. thesis, Christine Manteghi
1997- , GER, Ph.D. thesis, Kristi McAuliffe (Co-Director, with Dr. John Angell, French)
1997- , GER, Ph.D. thesis, Heide Crawford
1995-98, GER, Ph.D. thesis, Elke Lassahn/Schmidt 
1996- , CMLIT, Ph.D. thesis, Ulrike Brisson (Chair)
1990-96, CMLIT, Ph.D. thesis, Wakaba Tasaka (Chair)
1989, CMLIT, Ph.D. thesis, Anu Aneja
1994-1995, GER, M.A. paper, Michael J. Bilen (Chair)
1992-1993, GER, M.A. paper, Bette Toews (Chair)
1991-1992, GER, M.A. paper, Eugene Karagodin (Chair)
1990-1991, GER, M.Ed. thesis, Michele Dwyer (Chair)
1990-1991, GER, M.A. paper, Carrie Lynn Moulton
1990, GER, M.A. paper, Natalie J. Bartush
Honors theses directed/read
 
1989, CMLIT, Robert C. Blackburn (thesis reader)
1988-1990, GER, Nicole Finkeldie-Gerami
1992-1993, GER, Tracy Merkel


D. Participation in Seminars and Workshops

Participation in seminars:
February 6, 1993, "The Language 3 Initiative Seminar," Penn State University.

June 24-29, 1991, "Literatur und Gesellschaft im neuen Deutschland," Berlin, Germany, organized by Loyola College of Maryland.

March 3-4, 1989, "Oral Proficiency Testing Refresher Workshop" conducted by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages at George Washington University, Washington, DC.

March 27-31, 1987, "Curriculum and Instruction Workshop," jointly organized by Educational Testing Service, Princeton, and Penn State.

August 3-17, 1986, "The Use of Videotape Equipment in the Training and Supervision of Teaching Assistants," Goethe Institute, Munich, Germany.

Workshops given:
1 1/2-Hour Workshop on "Berichterstattung über die Schweizer Wirtschaft in der amerikanischen Presse" (Reports on Swiss Economy in the American Print Media), Seminar on "Interkulturelles Management," Universität St. Gallen, Switzerland, June 25, 1996.

2-Hour Workshop on "Die Darstellung der Schweiz in den US-Medien" (The Representation of Switzerland in the US Media), Seminar on "Interkulturelles Management," Universität St. Gallen, Switzerland, June 13, 1995.

Workshop on "The American Educational System" at the August-Leskien-Institute of the University of Leipzig, Germany, May 18, 1992.

Workshop on Language Proficiency at "Language Proficiency in Virginia: Testing and Teaching.  A Workshop for Virginia German Teachers," November 3-4, 1989, Center for the Liberal Arts, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

Director of conferences at Penn State:
Faculty Organiser, April 8, 1998, Penn State German and Slavic Day (more than 120 students and high school teachers).

Co-organiser of the Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators [of Foreign Language Programs] on "Integrating History and Cultural Heritage of German Immigrants in the Classroom," Penn State University, October September 25-26, 1996.

Faculty Organiser, April, 1996, Penn State German Day (about 170 students and high school teachers)

Director, October 19-20, 1990, "Body and Mind in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance," Fourth Pennsylvania Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies (more than 100 participants).

Director, March 28-31, 1990, Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (275 participants).

Director, September 18-19, 1987, First Pennsylvania Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies (about 100 participants).

Faculty Organiser, April, 1987, Penn State Foreign Language Day (more than 400 high school students and teachers).

Co-director of symposia in Germany:
Co-organiser (with Professor Mara Wade, Univ. of Illinois) of an "Arbeitsgespräch" (Symposium) entitled, "Beyond the Book: The Emblem in Early Modern European Culture," March 7-10, 1999, Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.

Co-director (with Professor Dr. Gotthardt Frühsorge), March 1-4, 1988, "Arbeitsgespräch (Symposium on) Johann Joachim Becher (1635-1682)," Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.

E. Papers presented at professional meetings*

   International:

July 30-Aug. 2, 1997, "Musik(noten)chiffren oder die 'widernatürliche' Kunst, Musik zu geheimer Kommunikation zu verwenden" (Musical Ciphers or the 'Un-Natural' Art of Using Music for Secret Communication), triannual "Internationale Barock-Kongreß," Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.

April 10-13, 1997, "Cultural Interconnections between the 'Old' and 'New' Worlds: Athanasius Kircher's Theory of Egypt as the Origin of the Chinese and Mexican Civilizations," Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Assoc., Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

August 19-23, 1996, "Ein 'dreiständiges Sinnbild' oder dreifaches emblematisches Hochzeitsgedicht aus der Mitte des 17. Jahrhunderts" (A "Tripartite Emblem" or Three-part Emblematic Epithalamion from the Middle of the 17thCentury"), Fourth International Emblem Conference in Louvain (Belgium).

November 29-December 2, 1995, "Johann Bunos mnemotechnische Verfahren" (Johann Buno's Mnemotechnical Systems), "Ars memorativa II:  Gattungstraditionen, Funktionen und Leistungsgrenzen der Mnemotechniken des 14. bis 17. Jahrhunderts" (Ars memorativa II:  Traditional Genres, Functions, and Limits of 14th to 17th-Century Mnemotechnics), University of Vienna, Austria.

August 12-17, 1995, "Didaktische Neuerungsversuche des 17. Jahrhunderts:  Die 'emblematische Lehrmethode'" (Innovative Attempts in 17th-Century Didactics: The 'Emblematic Teaching Method'), IXth World Congress of the IVG (International Association of Germanists), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

May 30-31, 1995, "Das Sprachdenken Athanasius Kirchers" (Athanasius Kircher's Linguistic Theories), Symposium on "Philosophische und theologische Aspekte in der Suche nach der 'Ursprache' in der Frühen Neuzeit" (Philosophical and Theological Aspects of the Search for the 'Original Language' in the Early Modern Period), Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.

August 15-20, 1994, "Histoire de Issouf et de Gulbeas:  A Seventeenth-Century French Novella and Its Turkish Background," XIVth Triennial Meeting of the International Comparative Literature Association, Edmonton, Canada.

May 27 and June 1, 1994, Discussion of the material on "Johannes Grueber's First Crossing of Tibet and Its Intercultural Ramifications" with members of the Academy of Social Sciences at Lhasa, Tibet.

May 21, 1994, "Eurocentrism Overcome:  Johann Joachim Becher's 1661 Character, Pro Notitia Linguarum Universali, the Only 17th-Century Universal Language to Explicitly Consider China and Japan," Dept. of English and Comparative Literature, Peking University, Beijing, China.

April 8-10, 1994, "Science and Pseudo-Science:  Athanasius Kircher's Mundus Subterraneus and his Scrvtinivm [...] Pestis," 13th St. Louis Symposium on German Literature:  "Knowledge, Science, & Literature in the Early Modern Period," St. Louis, Missouri.

September 22-24, 1993, "11. Jahrestreffen des Wolfenbütteler Arbeitskreises für die Geschichte des Buchwesens in Verbindung mit dem Wolfenbütteler Arbeitskreis für Barockforschung" (11th Annual Meeting of the Wolfenbüttel Center for the History of the Book in Conjunction with the Wolfenbüttel Center for Baroque Studies), Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.

August 16-19, 1993, "Proto-Emblematic Mnemotechnical Illustrations in a 17th-Century Cryptographic Manuscript," Session on "Emblems and Mnemonics" at theThird International Emblem Conference, University of Pittsburgh.

March 23-27, 1992, "Die Bedeutung der Muttersprache im Verhältnis zu einer Universalsprache bei Johann Amos Comenius" (The Significance of the Mother Tongue in Relationship to a Universal Language in the Works of Johann Amos Comenius), International Scientific Conference on "Comenius's Heritage and the Education of Man for the 21st Century," Prague, Czechoslovakia.

October 6-10, 1991, "Die Darstellung des Nationalsozialismus in amerikanischen Lehrwerken für Deutsch" (The Representation of National Socialism in American Textbooks of German) at a Conference on "Das Thema Nationalsozialismus im DaF-Lehrwerk und -Unterricht" (The Subject of National Socialism in Textbooks and in the Instruction of German as a Second Language), Tel Aviv, Israel.

August 23-28, 1991, "European Seventeenth-Century Universal Language Visions: Hopes for the Opening Up of the Orient" at the Thirteenth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, Tokyo, Japan.

September 8-11, 1990, "Mathematical-Combinatorial Languages at the Time of John Wilkins" at a Symposium on "John Wilkins (1614-72): Language, Religion and Science in the Seventeenth Century," Annual Meeting of the Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas, St. Peter's College, Oxford, England.

August 13-17, 1990, "The Seventeenth-Century Emblematic Teaching Method" at the Second International Emblem Conference, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland.

March 15-16, 1990, "Military Cryptology and Universal Languages in the 16th and 17th Centuries" at the 16th Military History Symposium on "Military Intelligence in History" at the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

October 4-6, 1988, International Meeting on "Die USA in den Lehrwerken zum Englischunterricht:  Probleme ihrer Vermittlung" (The USA in [German] Textbooks for English:  Didactic Problems), Georg-Eckert-Institute, Brunswick, Germany.

May 12-14, 1988, "Lingua realis, lingua universalis und lingua cryptologica: Analogiebildungen bei den Universalsprachen des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts" (The Use of Analogy in the Creation of Universal Languages of the 16th and 17th Centuries), XXVIth Annual Meeting of the German Society for the History of Science, Stuttgart, Germany.

March 1-4, 1988, "[Johann Joachim] Bechers Universalsprachenentwurf im Kontext seiner Zeit" (Becher's Universal Language Project within the Context of His Times), Symposium on "Johann Joachim Becher (1635-1682)" at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.

*Please, note:  The following listing of papers presented at professional meetings only includes activities subsequent to my 1987/88 sabbatical leave.

   Moderator of sessions at international professional meetings:

October 19-21, 1995, Moderator of Session VII at the International Else Lasker-Schüler Symposium, Penn State University, University Park.

September 21-23, 1995, Moderator of the Session on "Heinrich Heine in the Context of Political Romanticism," International Conference on "Heinrich Heine and Romanticism," Penn State University, University Park.

   International conference participation without presentation of papers:

August 3-8, 1998, participation in "3. Davoser Literaturtage" (Third Davos Symposium on Literature) on "Krankheit und Literatur im späten Werk Thomas Manns" (Illness and Literature in the late works of Thomas Mann), Davos, Switzerland.

June 8-10, 1998, "Forschungsreisen, Begegnungen und Wissensformen, II" (Expeditions, Encounters, and Knowledge, II).  "2. Arbeitsgespräch" (2nd Symposium), Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.

March 18-21, 1997, "Das internationale Flugblatt 1450-1750 unter kombinierten Perspektiven mehrerer Fachgebiete" (The International Broadsheet, 1450-1750, Analyzed from the Perspectives of Various Disciplines), "Arbeitsgespräch" (Symposium), Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.

October 5-7, 1988, Twelfth German Congress on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Technical University, Brunswick, Germany.

   National

October 23-26, 1997, "Cæsareologies, or 17th-Century Attempts at Revamping the Established, Chronological Study of Literature and History," Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

December 27-30, 1995, "Barockseminar in Wolfenbüttel," Pedagogical Session of the Section on "German Literature to 1700," Annual Meeting of the MLA, Chicago, Illinois.

April 27-29, 1995, "Emblems and the Common Man:  'Emblematic Learning,' Late 17th-Century Style," Second Minnesota Conference on Cultural Emblematics: "The Ages of Life and Learning," University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

March 30-April 1, 1995, "Teaching Across the Continents:  Essay Exchanges with Students in Related Disciplines by FAX," Biennial Conference of the National Association for Humanities Education on Teaching Across the Disciplines: "Building Bridges and Making Connections in the Humanities Classroom," Cincinnati, Ohio.

September 30-October 1, 1994, "Enhancement of 'c'-Culture Through Essay Exchanges with German Students," Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

March 25-28, 1993.  "The Renewed 17th-Century Search for the 'Northern Route' through Cathay to Peking:  Johannes Grueber's First Crossing of Tibet," Session on "Treks--Old and New," Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Indiana University, Bloomington.

April 25-27, 1991, "A Spanish Jesuit's Seminal Proposal of 1653 for a Universal Language" in the Session on "Jesuits in Golden Age Spain," 44th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, Kentucky.

October 11-12, 1990, "Consulting for Publishers: The Case of Alles Gute!", Eleventh Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

November 15-18, 1989, "To Turn Necessity into a Virtue:  First Experiences with a Faculty Mentor System for Advanced Foreign Language TAs at Penn State" at the Second National Conference on the Training and Employment of Teaching Assistants on "Preparing the Professoriate of Tomorrow for Teaching: Enhancing the TA Experience," University of Washington, Seattle.

November 20-22, 1988, "Report on Teaching Assistant Orientation in the Foreign Language Departments at Penn State" at the Conference on "The Syracuse University Orientation Program for Teaching Assistants," Syracuse, New York.

September 29-October 2, 1988, "Trends in the Treatment of the German Democratic Republic, Austria, and Switzerland in Current First-Year Textbooks" at the Ninth Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

   National conference participation without presentation of papers:

April 11-14, 1996, CLS representative at Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Assoc., Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN.

December 5, 1992, Thirteenth Annual Medieval and Renaissance Conference, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York.

November 23-24, 1991, Annual Meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Washington, DC.

October 13-14, 1991, RP-ALLA (Research Perspectives in Adult Language Learning and Acquisition), Ohio State University, Columbus.

June 20-23, 1987, "XIXth-Century Realism Conference" sponsored by the International Research and Exchange Board (IREX), Stanford, California.

March 27-28, 1987, "Literature of the Holy Roman Empire in the German Baroque," Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

   Regional:

February 10, 1997, "Musik und ihre Geheimnisse: Musik(noten)chiffren von der Frühen Neuzeit bis heute" (Music and Her Secrets:  Musical Ciphers from Early Modern Times to Today), "Stipendiaten-Kolloquium" (Semi-Monthly Colloquy for Scholarship-Recipients and Guests) of the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.

November 2, 1991 (together with Dr. Hans Wuerth, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA), "Bericht über die Tagung des Israelischen Deutschlehrerverbands 'Zum Thema Nationalsozialismus im DaF-Lehrwerk und -Unterricht'" (Report on the Meeting of the Israel Association of Teachers of German "On the Subject of  National Socialism in Textbooks and the Teaching of German as a Foreign Language"), Fall Meeting of the Central PA Chapter of the American Association of
Teachers of German, Pocono Lake, PA.

April 19-20, 1991, "Johannes Trithemius (1462-1516):  Faithful Preserver of the Old and Bold Proponent of the New" at the 18th Annual ACTA Conference on "Old and New in the 15th Century" at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York.

April 29, 1989 (together with Beate Engel-Doyle and Wiebke Strehl, TAs in the Dept. of German, PSU), "Der Einsatz von deutscher Fernsehwerbung, Deutschlandspiegel und anderen Videoaufzeichnungen im Deutschunterricht" (The Use of German TV Advertising, Deutschlandspiegel, and other Videorecordings in the Teaching of German), Spring Meeting of the Central PA Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA.

   Regional conference participation without presentation of papers:

October 25-26, 1991, Fifth Pennsylvania Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, The University of Pittsburgh.

October 14, 1989, Third Pennsylvania Symposium on Medievel and Renaissance Studies, The University of Pennsylvania.

F.   Speaking engagements and similar activities

Lectures
October 6, 1998, "Enhancement of Writing-Intensive (Language) Courses Through FAX-Exchanges with (Foreign) Partner Institutions, First PSU Learning/Teaching Fair.

April 27, 1998, Comparative Literature Luncheon talk on "Music and Cryptography from the Renaissance to Modern Times.

February 10, 1997, "Musik und ihre Geheimnisse: Musik(noten)chiffren von der Frühen Neuzeit bis heute" (Music and Her Secrets:  Musical Ciphers from the Early Modern Period to Today), Stipendiaten-Kolloquium" (Semi-Monthly Colloquy for Scholarship-Recipients and Guests), Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.

April 5, 1993, "The Renewed 17th-Century Search for the 'Northern Route' through Cathay to Tibet:  Johannes Grueber's First Crossing of Tibet," PSU Comparative Literature Luncheon Series.

March 30, 1989, "Diplomatic Concerns, 17th-Century Style:  A Turkish-French 'Dictionary of Love'," Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures Luncheon Colloquium Series, PSU Comparative Literature Luncheon Series.

March 20, 1989, same topic, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

June 10, 1988, "Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland und die USA im Spiegel ihrer Sprachlehrbücher:  Deutsch-amerikanische Lehrbuchkonferenzen 1985-1987" (The Federal Republic of Germany and the US as Seen in their Language Textbooks:  1985- 87 German-American Textbook Conferences), Instytut Zachodni (Institute for East-West Relations), Poznan, Poland.

June 8, 1988, "Die Suche nach der Universalität im 17. Jahrhundert:  Embleme, Bilderbibeln und Universalsprachen" (The Search for Universality in the 17th Century:  Emblems, Hieroglyphic Bibles, and Universal Languages), German Department Lecture, University of Wroclaw, Poland.

May 31, 1988, same topic, Scientific Society, Torun, Poland.

   Moderator of sessions at professional meetings

October 19-21, 1995, Moderator of Session VII at the International Else Lasker-Schüler Symposium, Penn State University, University Park

September 21-23, 1995, Moderator of the Session on "Heinrich Heine in the Context of Political Romanticism," International Conference on "Heinrich Heine and Romanticism," Penn State University, University Park.

October 14-16, 1994, Moderator of the Session on "German Romanticism" at the Annual Meeting of the American Conference on Romanticism, Penn State University, University Park.

April 14-17, 1994, Moderator of the Session on "Art and Architecture" at the 18th Annual Symposium of the Society for German-American Studies, Penn State University, University Park.

August 16-19, 1993, Moderator of the Session on "Proto-Emblematics" at the Third International Emblem Conference, The University of Pittsburgh.

April 3, 1993, Moderator of the Panel Discussion on "Lyrik im Sprachunterricht" (Lyric Poetry in Foreign Language Teaching) at the Spring Meeting of the Central PA Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.

March 25-28, 1993, Moderator of the Session on "Japanese and Chinese Travel Literature" at the Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Indiana University, Bloomington.

April 28, 1990, Moderator of the "Open Discussion on the Future of German in America" at the Spring Meeting of the Central PA Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA.

November 15-18, 1989, Moderator of the Session on "The Training of TAs in English and Foreign Languages Beyond the Lower-Level Courses" at the "Second National Conference on the Training and Employment of Teaching Assistants," University of Washington, Seattle.

October 28-29, 1988, Moderator of the Session on "The Heavenly Jerusalem" at the Second Pennsylvania Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, The University of Pittsburgh.

   Panelist at professional meetings

August 23-28, 1991, Thirteenth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, Tokyo (Japan), Panel on "Editorial Views of Comparative Literature Journals."

November 27, 1990, PSU Instructional Development Program TA Coordinators' Conference, University Park, Panel on "Creating a Course on College Teaching."

March 29-31, 1990, Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Penn State University, Panel on "Professional Concerns:  Getting Published in Comparative Journals."

October 6-7, 1989, Tenth Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Plenary Panel on "Pre- and In-Service Training of Teaching Assistants."

April 25, 1987, Podium Discussion on "Articulation and Cooperation between High Schools and Colleges," Spring Meeting of the Central PA Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German, State College.

   Editorship

Co-editor, Comparative Literature Studies, Penn State University.

   Service on editorial boards

1998- , Editorial consultant on German textbook production, McGraw-Hill College Division, San Francisco.

1987-1997, Editorial consultant on matters American for the Green Line/Orange Line series of (German) textbooks for English published by Ernst Klett Schulbuchverlag, Stuttgart, Germany.

1987-1995, Member, editorial board, Symbola et Emblemata: Studies in Renaissance and Baroque Symbolism, Leiden, Holland.

   Conference planning committees

Organizer (and Chair) of Session on "History and Literature at the Herzog August Bibliothek" at the 1998 Sixteenth-Century Studies Meeting in Toronto, Canada.

American Comparative Literature Association Delegate to the Planning Committee for the 1997 XVth Triennial Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association in Leiden, Holland.

Member, planning committee, The Third International Emblem Conference, organized by The Society for Emblem Studies, Pittsburgh, August 16-20, 1993.

   Service to the professional community

1996-2000, Elected member on executive committee for MLA Division on "German Literature to 1700."

April 8, 1995, and March 30, 1996, Evaluator of nationwide finalists in Senior High School Essay Competion in German for the Amerian Association of Teachers of German.

January-February, 1993, Test development writer and consultant on new PRAXISTM Examination prepared by Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.

June 11-18, 1992; June 11-17, 1990; June 12-18, 1989; "Reader" (evaluator) of Advance Placement Examinations in German for ETS, Princeton, NJ.

December 13-14, 1990, Oral Proficiency Tester, Dept. of German, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

   Awards

April 6, 1989, "Class of 1933 Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Humanities," The College of the Liberal Arts, Penn State.
 

G.   Record of membership and active participation in professional and learned societies
 
IVG Internationale Vereinigung für Germanistische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft (International Association for German Language and Literature); member since 1983. 
IDV Internationale Deutschlehrer-Vereinigung (International Association of Teachers of German); member since 1973. 
IAB Internationaler Arbeitskreis für deutsche Barockliteratur (International Association for German Baroque Literature); member since 1976.  Participation in the 1976 and 1997 triannual meetings. 
SCRABL [American] Society for German Renaissance and Baroque Literature; member since its founding in 1982/1983.  Participation in the 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1995 annual meetings. 
RSA The Renaissance Society of America; member since 1995. 
AALSC The American Association of Literary Scholars and Critics; member since 1995. 
AATG American Association of Teachers of German; member since 1973. Participation in the 1989 annual meeting. 
AAUSC American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators of Foreign Language Programs; member since 1979.  Participation in the 1990, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, and 1998 annual meetings.
ICLA International Comparative Literature Association; member since 1973. 
ACLA American Comparative Literature Association; member since 1973. Participation in the 1990, 1996, and 1997 annual meetings. 
MLA Modern Language Association of America; member since 1970.  Participation in the 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, and 1997 annual meetings. 
GfW [Elected member], German Society for the History of Science; member since 1981.  Participation in the 1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, and 1998 annual meetings in Aachen and Bayreuth (Germany), Venice (Italy), Erfurt (Germany), and Amsterdam (Holland). 

American Friends of the Herzog August Bibliothek; founding/board member since 1996.

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Alumni Association; charter member since 1996.

Thomas Mann Gesellschaft, Lübeck, Germany; member since 1990.

Société du XVIIe siècle, Paris, France; member since 1986.

Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas, Cambridge, England; member since 1989.

[American] Fulbright Association; charter member, Central Pennsylvania Chapter; member since 1993.  Participation in all meetings from 1993 to 1996, 1997- .

American Association of Literary Scholars and Critics
 

H.   List of grants and contracts for teaching improvements

Sole person responsible for the preparation and administering of the following grants:

   Penn State Funding

Grants for Course Enhancement (GER 452/541 "Guest Seminar" at Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany; March 2-12, 1995):
 
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies:  $ 3,000.00
Office of International Programs, Global Funds $ 1,500.00
Instructional Improvement Grant (GER 011H  "Essay Exchange by Fax with Hans Leinberger Gymnasium, Landshut, Germany;" Fall, 1994) $ 250.00
    External Funding
Grants for "Guest Seminar" at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany, March 2-12, 1995:
 
Max Kade Foundation, New York  $5,900.00
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) DM 14.400
= $ 10,000.00
Research Dept., Herzog August Bibliothek (est'd) DM  1.500 = $  1,100.00
I.  Other service activities
German:

Summer, 1993, in charge of bringing Dr. Ingram Hartinger, an Austrian writer, to PSU through the sponsorship of the Austrian Cultural Institute in New York.

Summer, 1990, in charge of bringing Dr. Joseph Haslinger, an Austrian writer, to PSU as part of the Summer Session "Distinguished Visitor" program.
1987-1992, 1998, Departmental liaison person with Pädagogische Hochschule/Bildungswissenschaftliche Universität Flensburg, Germany:  Six visits, which included the administration of Oral Proficiency Interviews to evaluate the quality of the students and of the program.
1988-1990, Fund raising activities for German Chair:  Daimler-Benz, Stuttgart, Germany, DB of North America, Washington, DC; Kultusministerium Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart; Robert-Bosch-Foundation, Stuttgart; Ruetgers-Nease, State College.
1989-1990, Faculty advisor for Delta Phi Alpha (together with Dr. Schürer)
Summer, 1989, 1991, Director, Summer Intensive Language Institute in German
1986-1989, Supervisor of German Department Library
Comparative Literature:

Fall, 1993, Organization of the Comparative Literature Luncheon Series

Summer 1989, 1990, Acting Chairperson

University-wide:

October 11-21, 1996, "Penn State Faculty Host" on PSU Alumni Assoc. Travels through southern and central France, "Autumn in Provence" cruise/tour

1992-1993, Acting Director, Summer Intensive Language Institute

September 14, 1989, Fireside Talk, "A 17th-Century Turkish-French Dictionary of Love," University Scholars Residence, Atherton Hall

August 10-20, 1988, "Penn State Faculty Host" on PSU Alumni Assoc. Travels through Luxembourg and Germany, "Three Great Rivers" cruise.

 

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