Contact Information
last updated: 11/29/2012

Catherine Minter


Assistant Librarian, Arts and Humanities

Librarian for Germanic Studies, French & Italian, Philosophy, Classical Studies, and Linguistics


(812) 855-1702




MSc in Information and Library Studies, University of Aberystwyth, 2007

PhD in German, Oxford University, 2000

BA in Modern Languages, Oxford University, 1993

Research interests


• German literature and intellectual history of the 18th and 19th centuries
• History of librarianship

Selected publications




The Mind-Body Problem in German Literature 1770-1830: Wezel, Moritz, and Jean Paul. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2002.



"'Die Sünde, die ich ärger hasse am Menschen als alle andre': Werther's Critique of Ill Humor in the Context of Contemporary Psychological Thought." Forthcoming in The Goethe Yearbook (2013).


"Academic Library Reform and the Ideal of the Librarian in England, France, and Germany in the Long Nineteenth Century." Library and Information History 29 (2013): 19-37.


"The Concept of Irritability and the Critique of Sensibility in Eighteenth-Century Germany." Modern Language Review 106 (2011): 463-476.


"The Classification of Libraries and the Image of the Librarian in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Germany." Library and Information History 25 (2009): 3-19.


"The Psychology of Association in Karl Philipp Moritz's Anton Reiser." Forum for Modern Language Studies 44 (2008): 67-75.


"'Die Macht der dunklen Ideen': A Leibnizian Theme in German Psychology and Fiction between the Late Enlightenment and Romanticism." German Life and Letters 54 (2001): 114-136.


"Literary Empfindsamkeit and Nervous Sensibility in Eighteenth-Century Germany." Modern Language Review 96 (2001): 1016-1028.


Selected grants and awards


Indiana University Overseas Conference Fund Grant, July 2010

Indiana University Librarians' Association Research Incentive Grant, December 2009

Indiana University New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Exploration Traveling Fellowship, October 2009

University of Oxford Theodor Heuss Research Fellowship, 1997-1998

last updated: 11/29/2012