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 Professor of German and Humanities at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. Author and editor of six book-length publications, over 40 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, she was educated at King's College, London (BA Hons, German/Russian) and Princeton University (Germanic Languages and Literatures), and is a Life Member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge. The recipient of three major grant awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, she has published extensively on questions of gender, race, and autobiography in the Moravian Church in North America in the colonial period. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Moravian History, the book series, Anabaptist and Pietist Studies with the Pennsylvania State University Press, and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, PA. Her current international collaborative DH project, Moravian Lives, focuses on the digital exploration of Moravian memoirs ( and brings together top international scholars in the field of Pietism with graduate and undergraduate students in the exploration of 18th-century life writing, gender, race, and the Moravian world. Katie has also published scholarly articles on digital pedagogy at a liberal arts institution, DH and religious history, and digital visualization in the humanities. For more, go to
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