The Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies combines the resources of two great universities in a curriculum that joins disciplinary rigor with interdisciplinary flexibility to create an internationally acclaimed center of excellence for graduate training, research, teaching, and scholarly exchange.
The combined expertise of the core faculty, one of the largest in German Studies in North America, ensures that every chapter in German literary, cinematic and cultural history, from medieval manuscripts to contemporary cinema, is covered by experts in the field. The program thus offers an appealing synthesis of individual attention with a wide range of inquiry from which students develop their own research interests. The Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies places great emphasis on interdisciplinary dialogue, and many of the seminars regularly offered are shaped by engagement with Comparative Literature, European Studies, Film and Media Studies, Jewish Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Philosophy, Linguistics, Science Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Religious Studies. Graduate students also have the opportunity to work with affiliated faculty members at both campuses who have research interests in German Studies and who work in other disciplines (Art History, History, Music, Philosophy, and Political Science).