Triangle Area German



  • Oct 1 - Duke: The 2nd _Heimat_ series--a major German film event--is now on the shelf at Lilly Library under the call number 11351. Lilly already holds the first _Heimat_ (call number 5517). Together they are 22 cassettes (over 40 hours) in length. Below are the descriptions from the Facets website.

    While America watched Roots, Germany watched Heimat with the same mixture of pride and shame that held a nation spellbound. The riveting 16-hour film, presented as a 9-tape boxed set, was the sensation of the Munich, London and Venice Film Festivals and a huge hit in France and Germany. It is the incredible interlocking saga of a German family from the end of World War I to 1982. Ambitious, grand, yet very intimate, Heimat is an incredible motion picture chronicle--an immersion in the lives, loves and tragedies of the extended Simon family. Shot over two years, the film features 28 leading performers, 140 speaking roles and a cast of 5,000 non-professional actors. German with English subtitles.

    Heimat II
    "Staggeringly rich". The Second Heimat, which runs 25 hours, forms, with its predecessor, a magnificent, nearly unprecedented 'film novel': a portrait of Germany in the 20th century with few equals in either film or literatur. Outlandishly ambitious--an often dazzling success. That [Edgar] Reitz is able to sustain growth and tension, inexorable flow and translucent clarity through the entire vast length, and hold audiences rapt seems something of a miracle. The story is of Maria's son, Herrmann Simon, and his life in Munich from 1960 to 1970. There, a brilliant young modernist musician and composer, he falls in with an incandescent circle of young students, artists, rebels and lovers--all brought shatteringly to life by Reitz and a splendid cast of actors and musicians. "The Second Heimat may be the screen's finest portrayal of youth in the '60s" (Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune). German with clear English subtitles.

  • Aug 21 - RTP: Stefan Hoenig and Marissa Keller-Gusman announce the first official gathering of a German-American (Skating) Club, on Thursday August 21st, 2003 at 6pm. From then on - Thursday evenings at 6:00pm will be inline skating night!

    Wo? Where? Parking lot of Aerial Center Parkway - Exit 284 off of I-40 - behind the office building of Syncfusion, Inc. Address: 9001 Aerial Center, Morrisville, NC 27560 (Across from Triangle Factory Shops). Everyone is welcome! For more info, check:

  • [Duke] - Graduate Student Margo Eastlund has won a DAAD Fellowship for 2003-2004. (Posted April 18, 2003).

  • [Duke] - Katja Altpeter has accepted a tenure-track job at Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. (Posted Feb 24, 2003).

  • [UNC-CH] - Gregor Thuswaldner has accepted a tenure-track job at Gordon College in Boston. (Posted Feb 14, 2003).

  • [DUKE] - Kevin Yee has had a panel proposal accepted at ACTFL to discuss online translators (Posted Feb 4, 2003).

Ongoing Collaborative Efforts

About TAG

Ring-Vorlesung: Suggested = a symposium on the "Lens of the 19th Century on History," sponsored by the MEMG (Medieval, Early Modern German Studies) initiative. Made possible by a Max Kade grant.

Kafka Conference: sponsored by Duke and UNC-CH. Date TBD.

Instructional Technology Workshop: For graduate students at Duke and UNC-CH, date TDB.

Possible Hosting of GSA: Panel will explore hosting the GSA Conference at a future date, probably in Chapel Hill.

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Departmental Websites

NC-AATG: North Carolina's branch of the American Association of Teachers of German.

Robertson Scholars Program: Official webpage for the undergraduate scholarship program to promote collaboration between Duke and UNC-CH. Also find schedules for the express bus between the two campuses here.

Carolina Kinder: Playgroups, storytime, and interaction for German-speaking children in the Triangle Area.

NC State's German Club: Parties, Stammtisch, German Night, Kochabend, even the famous Kochbuch.

Duke Library

New Acquisitions of interest to Germanic Studies at the Duke Libraries.

Electronic Resources for Germanic Studies at the Duke Libraries (including databases, e-journals, and links).

UNC-CH Library

Germanic Collections for Germanic Studies at the UNC Davis Library.

History Resources for Germanic Studies at the Davis Library (including databases, e-journals, and links).

Duke University, Department of German

UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of German

NC-State, Department of Foreign Languges and Literatures


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