Instructor Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 1975—1976. Visiting instructor Amherst (Massachusetts) College, 1976—1978. Assistant professor Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1979—1987.
Instructor Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1977—1979, associate professor, 1988—1994, professor German Studies department, since 1994.
- The Ambiguity of Taste: Freedom and Food in European Romanticism
- Between the political revolutions of 1789 and 1848 no other subject so directly challenged the notion of "good taste" in literature as food.
- [(The Ambiguity of Taste: Freedom and Food in European Romanticism)] [Author: Joycelyne Kolb] published on (June, 1995)
Member of Modern Language Association, E.T.A. Hoffmann Gesellschaft, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Goethe Society N. American, North America Heine Society (vice president 2001-2005, president since 2006), International Conference Romanticism (member advisory board 2001-2004, book award 1995), American Association Teachers German.
1975 - 1976
1976 - 1978
1977 - 1979
1979 - 1987