New Addition to SSV! The Kubek Project!

Nick Kupensky, Yale University

We are pleased to announce a new initiative for the Stories of the Susquehanna that takes us into the heart of Coal Country in Pennsylvania and the history of the Carpatho-Rusyn immigrant community in Mahanoy City.  Spearheaded by Nick Kupensky, currently a doctoral candidate at Yale and a Visiting Assistant Professor at his alma mater, Bucknell University 2013-2015,  assisted by Comparative Humanities major, Erin Frey ’17, the project focuses on the literary work of Father Emil Kubek. On November 23, 2015 Nick led the inaugural Emil Kubek Walking Tour of Mahanoy City to mark the priest and author’s birthday.  It was a hugely successful event, with well over 100 people turning out in the November cold to walk and listen to the words of the major Rusyn author, translated by Kupensky.

More information on the event can be found here.  And a deeper look into Kubek’s work can be found here.

Kupensky is planning to publish a volume on Emil Kubek and his work in the Stories of the Susquehanna book series, more information about which can be found on this site.

About Katie Faull

Dr. Katherine Faull is Presidential Professor of German and Humanities at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA and co-chair of the Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics. Trained at King's College, London and Princeton University, and a Life Member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, she has published extensively on questions of gender, race, and autobiography in the Moravian Church in North America in the colonial period. Her current international collaborative DH project focuses on the digital exploration of Moravian memoirs ( and brings together top scholars in the field and undergraduate students in the exploration of 18th century life writing. Katie has published scholarly articles on digital pedagogy at a liberal arts institution, DH and religious history, and digital visualization in the humanities. She is coordinator (and founder) of the Digital Humanities minor at Bucknell University. For more, go to
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