Karen Purdy, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor in GermanKaren Purdy
529 Anderson Hall
215-204-1760
kkpurdy@temple.edu

Keywords

Germanic Philology, German Culture and Film, English as a Foreign Language

Biography

Karen Konyk Purdy holds a B.S. in German from West Chester University, an M.A. in German from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. in Germanic Philology from the University of Pennsylvania. Passionate about learning German since when she was in 7th grade and teaching since 1979 at University and High School level (German and ESL), Dr. Purdy has been teaching German at Temple since 2006. She was a contributor to the Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Althochdeutschen from 1975-2012 and participates in the GAPP Exchange between Brandywine School District 1997-2014 (coordinator since 2001). She has received several Goethe Institute Seminar Scholarships. Dr, Purdy travels extensively, including within the U.S. and Canada, Central- and Eastern Europe.

Publications

  • Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Althochdeutschen. Bd. 5. Von Albert L. Lloyd und Rosemarie Lühr. Göttingen 2014. (Mitarbeiterin).
  • Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Althochdeutschen. Bd. 4. Von Albert L. Lloyd und Rosemarie Lühr. Göttingen 2009. (Mitarbeiterin).
  • Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Althochdeutschen. Bd. 3. Von Albert L. Lloyd und Rosemarie Lühr. Göttingen 2007. (Mitarbeiterin).
  • “The Special Dative Reflexive in the Old Saxon Heliand and Genesis,” Litterae: Explorations in Germanic Languages and German Literature. Newark, Delaware: December 2001.
  • Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Althochdeutschen. Bd. 2. Von Albert L. Lloyd, Rosemarie Lühr und Otto Springer. Göttingen 1998. (Mitarbeiterin).
  • “Tatian.“ Dictionary of Literary Biography 148: 283-86.
  • Wörterverzeichnisse zu dem Etymologischen Wörterbuch des Althochdeutschen von Albert L. Lloyd und Otto Springer. (Co-author). Göttingen 1988.

Courses

  • German 1001 and 1002: Introduction to German I and II
  • German 2001: Intermediate German
  • German 863: World Societies Through Literature and Film: Germany (Gen Ed class)