The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Faust, Albert Bernhardt
FAUST, foust, Albert Bernhardt, American Germanic scholar: b. Baltimore, Md., 20 April 1870. He was graduated at Johns Hopkins in 1889, took the degree of Ph.D. there in 1892 and matriculated at the University of Berlin in 1892. He studied and traveled abroad in 1892-94, was instructor in German at Johns Hopkins, 1894-96, associate professor of German at Wesleyan University, Conn., 1896-1903. In 1903-04 he was assistant professor of German at the University of Wisconsin and in 1904-10 at Cornell University, becoming full professor in the latter year. He is a member of the Modern Language Association of America and other learned societies and has published ‘Charles Sealsfield (Carl Postl), Der Dichter beider Hemisphären’ (1897); ‘The German Element in the United States’ (1909; Ger. trans. 1911), for which he was awarded the Conrad Seipp Memorial Prize by the University of Chicago and the Loubat prize by the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences; ‘Guide to the Materials for American History in Swiss and Austrian Archives’ (1915). He edited ‘Zschokke's Tales’ (1895); ‘Heine's Prose’ (1909); and wrote ‘The Problematic Hero in German Fiction’ (1901); ‘Development of Goethe's Ethical and Religious Views’ (1902); ‘Defense and Interpretation of Book IX of Wolfram's Parzival’ (1903); ‘Friedrich Spielhagen’ (1905).