Core Faculty

Dirk Bonker

Associate Professor in the Department of History

Office: 208 Carr Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719

Phone: (919) 684-3930

dirk.bonker@duke.edu

I am a historian of the United States and Germany, who focuses on questions of militarism, warfare, and empire in the long twentieth century. In my work, I also address larger questions about how best to "globalize" and "internationalize" U.S and German histories in the modern age.

Stefani Engelstein

Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literature

Office: Germanic Languages and Literat, Campus Box 90256, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3173

stefani.engelstein@duke.edu

Stefani Engelstein researches the ways Europeans have understood and classified themselves and others in knowledge-systems that span the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, particularly from 1750-1915, but with an eye on current repercussions.  Such categories include race, sex, language... Full Profile »

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Susanne Freytag

Visiting Lecturer of Germanic Languages and Literature

Office: 112B Old Chemistry, Box 90256, Durham, NC 27708-0680

Campus Box: Box 90256, Durham, NC 27708-0256

Phone: (919) 660-3065

susanne.freytag@duke.edu

Kata Gellen

Assistant Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature

Office: 116B Old Chemistry Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90256, Durham, NC 27708-0256

Phone: (919) 660-3168

kata.gellen@duke.edu

My main areas of research are German literary modernism, German-Jewish culture, Weimar cinema, and Austrian literature. My manuscript, Kafka and Noise: The Discovery of Cinematic Sound in Literary Modernism, is under review at Northwestern University Press. In this intermedial study I... Full Profile »

Bryan Gilliam

Professor of Music

Office: 067 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3321

bgilliam@duke.edu

Ph.D., Harvard University. Author of books and articles on late 19th-and early 20th-century German music. Specialties include Richard Strauss, Anton Bruckner, Kurt Weill, Erich Korngold, 19the and 20th-cemtury German opera, fin-de-siècle Vienna, film music, German musical aesthetics.

Laura Suzanne Lieber

Professor of Religious Studies

Office: 118B Gray Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90964, Durham, NC 27708-0964

Phone: (919) 660-3510

laura.lieber@duke.edu

My primary area of research is in the area of synagogue poetry ("piyyut") from Late Antiquity and the Byzantine period. I examine these works from a variety of perspectives, including literary, performative, and comparative (particularly with early Christian hymnography in Syriac and Greek), and... Full Profile »

Jakob Norberg

Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literature

Office: 116H Old Chemistry, Box_90256, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 116H Old Chemistry, Box_90256, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3161

jakob.norberg@duke.edu

Thomas Pfau

Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of English

Office: 312 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708-0015

Phone: (919) 681-3098

pfau@duke.edu

Thomas Pfau is the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of English, with secondary appointments in Germanic Languages & Literatures and in the Duke Divinity School. A native of Germany, Prof. Pfau began his academic career in 1980 as a student of History and Literature at the University of Constance.... Full Profile »

Henry Pickford

Associate Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature

Office: Department of Germanic Languag, Box 90256, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3089

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 1-2 PM

henry.pickford@duke.edu

Henry Pickford works in philosophy and literature, primarily within the German tradition. Areas of interest include German Idealism, Marx, Wittgenstein, and Frankfurt School Critical Theory. He has authored or co-authored books on philosophical intuitions, Holocaust art, and emotion and expression... Full Profile »

Ingeborg C. Walther

Professor of the Practice of Germanic Languages and Literature

Office: 116J Old Chemistry Building, Box 90256, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90050, Durham, NC 27708-0050

Phone: (919) 660-3163

waltheri@duke.edu

Ingeborg Walther is Professor of the Practice of Germanic Languages and Literature. A graduate of Stanford University (B.A.), Tufts University (M.A.) and the University of Michigan (Ph.D.), she joined the faculty of Duke University in 1994. Since then she has served as German Language Program... Full Profile »