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Dr. Helga G. Braunbeck

German Section Coordinator
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
North Carolina State University

Office: 301 Withers Hall

Campus Box 8106, NC State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8106

Phone: 919-515-9320 (email is preferred and often reaches me faster)
Fax: 919-515-6981

 My Other Website:

The best way to contact me is by email:

Fall 2017

Office Hours

Tue, 3:15 - 4:30 p.m., and by appointment


FLG 202, Intermediate German II, TH 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

FLG 440, Green Germany: Nature and Environment in German-Speaking Cultures, TH 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

FLG 499, Internship in Germany, Austria, or German-speaking Switzerland


Spring 2018

Office Hours
Tue, 3:15 - 4:30 p.m., and by appointment


FLG 212, German Language, Science, Culture, and Technology, TH 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

FLG 492, Senior Seminar: Environmental Literature, Art and Film, TH 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

FLG 499, Internship in Germany, Austria, or German-speaking Switzerland

Syllabi from previous semesters

Browse them to get an idea about courses I have taught in the past.

Since receiving my Ph.D. in German Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara, I have been doing research on Contemporary German Literature and teaching German language, literature and culture and courses in World Literature in Translation. From 2007-10, I was also Director of International Studies and Co-Director of the Hamilton Scholars Program. From 2010-14, I served the College as Assistant Dean for Interdisciplinary Studies and International Programs.

My publications have been in contemporary German literature, especially on Christa Wolf (Autorschaft und Subjektgenese: Christa Wolfs Kein Ort. Nirgends. Vienna: Passagen, 1992) and the works of German writer/Czech national Libuše Moníková (1945-1998), with articles on historiographic metafiction, filmic writing, and intermediality.

My book on intermediality (art, film, dance and music) in the works of Libuše Moníková will be published by Aisthesis in late 2017.

More information is available on my other website: https://fll.chass.ncsu.edu/people/faculty_staff/hgb

Recent Articles and Book Chapters

Im Sprung über Prag: Tanz, Identität und Literaturballett im Werk Libuše Moníkovás,“ Variations 23, 2015, 103 – 115.

"Competition, Connection, and Collaboration in Smaller German Programs," Die Unterrichtspraxis, 44.2, Fall 2011, 146-153.

“’Der Roman muß sich die Bilder holen’: Film Discourse in the Texts of Libuše Moníková,” Libuše Moníková: In memoriam. Ed. Brigid Haines and Lyn Marven. Amsterdam: Rodopi (German Monitor 62), 2005, 245-279.

“Die Wege zu den Bildern, zu den Tönen, durch die Texte: Intermedialität im Werk Libuše Moníkovás.” Libuše Moníková: Beiträge der internationalen germanistischen Tagung Ceské Budejovice-Budweis 2003. Ed. Patricia Broser and Dana Pfeiferová. Vienna: Edition Praesens, 2005, 148-170.

“Cesty k obrazum a k tónum: prostrednictví textu Libuše Moníkové.” Literární Noviny, Rocník XIV, 1. Prosince 2003, 1, 11. (Slightly abbreviated version of keynote presented in Ceske Budejovice-Budweis, Czech Republic, November 2003 and translated into Czech by Magdalena Hennerová).

Last updated August 29, 2017