Core Faculty

Corinne Petra Crane

Corinne Petra Crane

Associate Professor of the Practice in German Studies

Office Hours: Tuesdays (1 - 2 p.m.) & Thursdays (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.), and by appointment

cpc32@duke.edu

Cori Crane joins Duke University’s Department of Germanic Languages and Literature as Associate Professor of the Practice and Language Program Director. Prior to coming to Duke, she served as Assistant Professor of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin (2012-2017), where she taught... Full Profile »

Stefani Engelstein

Stefani Engelstein

Professor of German Studies

Office: German Studies Department, Campus Box 90256, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: German Studies Department, 116C Old Chem, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3173

Office Hours: Mon.   1:00p.m.  -  2:00p.m.& by appointment

stefani.engelstein@duke.edu

Stefani Engelstein’s research explores German and British literature, philosophy, and the life and human sciences in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Her newest project, Living Things, Human Beings: The Entanglements of the Organism, unites interests in epistemology and anatomy to... Full Profile »

Susanne Freytag

Susanne Freytag

Lecturing Fellow of German Studies

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

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

Phone: (919) 660-3065

Office Hours: Monday & Thurs. 2:00p - 3:00p

susanne.freytag@duke.edu

Kata Gellen

Kata Gellen

Associate Professor of German Studies

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

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

Phone: (919) 660-3168

Office Hours: On leave fall 2020

kata.gellen@duke.edu

My main areas of research are German literary modernism, German-Jewish culture, Weimar cinema, and Austrian literature. My book, Kafka and Noise: The Discovery of Cinematic Sound in Literary Modernism, appeared with Northwestern University Press in 2019. In this intermedial study I... Full Profile »

April Lynn Henry

April Lynn Henry

Lecturing Fellow of German Studies

Office: Germanic Languages and Literat, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 660-3171

Office Hours: Tuesdays: 11:30-12:30Wednesday: 10:15-11:15Virtual office: https://duke.zoom.us/j/9755663297

april.henry@duke.edu

April Henry’s main areas of interests are language pedagogy, gender studies, and the exploration of emotions in German medieval literature. In her research, she shows how literature is a template for emotions; it prescribes behavior; it fulfills a pedagogical function; and it illustrates that ideas... Full Profile »

Jakob Norberg

Jakob Norberg

Associate Professor of German Studies

Office: 116H Old Chemistry, Box 90256, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 116H Old Chemistry, Box 90256, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3161

Office Hours: Tues./Thurs. - 1:00p - 2:00p

jakob.norberg@duke.edu

Jakob Norberg’s research explores conceptions of community in German thought and literature. His first book, Sociability and Its Enemies (2014), examines the search for non-authoritarian forms of collectivity after the end of the Second World War and focuses on thinkers such as Hannah... Full Profile »

Thomas Pfau

Thomas Pfau

Professor of Germanic Languages and Literature

Office: 312 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 681-3098

Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and by appointment.

pfau@duke.edu

"THOMAS PFAU (PhD 1989, SUNY Buffalo) is the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of English, with secondary appointments in Germanic Language & Literatures and the Divinity School at Duke University. He has published some forty-five essays on literary and philosophical subjects... Full Profile »

Henry Pickford

Henry Pickford

Associate Professor in German Studies

Office: German Studies Department, Box 90256, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: PO Box 90256, 116K Old Chem, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3089

Office Hours: By appointment via Zoom. Please email to make appointment.

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 »

Sarah Milne Pourciau

Sarah Milne Pourciau

Assistant Professor of German Studies

Office: German Studies Department, Box 90256, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Campus Box 90256 - Old Chemistry - 116L

Phone: 660-3162

sarah.pourciau@duke.edu