Hannah Hunter-Parker is a Ph.D. candidate in the German Department at Princeton University. She is currently writing a dissertation "Old Books, New Times: Medieval German Manuscripts in the Sattelzeit" (co-advisers: Sara Poor, Nikolaus Wegmann) on German Romanticism and the medium aevum, which explores the media practices affecting a "rediscovery" of Medieval German literature between 1750 and 1850 and their impact on the literary and philological projects of that time. Her dissertation research has been supported by the Donald and Mary Hyde Fellowship for Research Abroad in the Humanities (AY 2013-14).
Other research interests include: Late medieval and early modern Germanic cultures; forms and transmission of Heldenepik; reading practices, past and present; text-image space in manuscripts; cultural techniques and the production of meaning; female author-/ and readership in its historical representations; conflicts of gender and the canon; nineteenth- and twentieth-century receptions of medieval texts and culture; intersections of media and literary theory; vulnerability in/and critical theory. She has presented on the works of Hartmann von Aue and Hildegard von Bingen, heroic epic, and on the topic of her dissertation at various international conferences and colloquia.
She has taught introductory language courses in the German Department at Princeton (GER 101, Fall 2012, Fall 2014; GER 1025, Spring 2013, Spring 2016, Spring 2017; GER 107, Fall 2016, Fall 2017); German for Reading, Summer 2014, Summer 2017) and also in the University's Summer study abroad program, "Princeton in Munich" (GER 107G, Summer 2013). In Spring 2012, she became a Graduate Student Fellow at Mathey College and has hosted a weekly German-language table for undergraduate students. Past activities with German on campus have also included a German film series, Wahnsysteme/Mad Systems (Spring 2011), with Alice Christensen and Frederic Ponten.
Hannah received her B.A. in German Literature and the History of Art & Architecture from Middlebury College (summa cum laude) in 2010. Before coming to Princeton, she served as a coordinator for the German School at the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy, a summer immersion program for high school students, in its inaugural year (Summer 2010).