2007 Fall Conference

"Too Much Literature?
The Role of Literary Studies in the German Classroom"

Elon University
19-20 October 2007



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Dear Colleagues:

You are cordially invited to attend our next Lehrerkonferenz, "The Role of Literary Studies in the German Classroom." The event will take place 19-20 October at Elon University.

The conference is made possible by the generous support of AATG, the Department of Foreign Languages, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning at Elon.

All AATG members and prospective members are welcome to attend. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to meet with colleagues of all levels, to discuss the role of literary studies in our classrooms—a hot topic since the MLA’s report on the subject this summer—and to shape and improve the content of our German Day for high school students (also at Elon, March 2008).

In addition, we are particularly delighted to hear from Dr. Lutz Hermann Görgens, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, who will be with us on both days. For non-members, the meeting is also a chance to meet with fellow professionals and weigh the benefits of membership.

Come for presentations, compelling business items, relaxing Kaffeeklatsch, and a tour of the new Deutsches Haus living-learning community. After attending the conference each participant will receive a certificate that may be counted towards CEU credits in the teacher’s home district.



To register for the conference, please download the registration form (pdf) and return it, along with a check made out to NCAATG, to the address below. Conference fees are $25 for Fr./Sa. or $15 for Sa. only. Full-time students and teachers in their first or second year of service may attend at half price ($12.50 or $7.50, resp.)!!!

Mail to:

Christiane Hawkins
Attn: NC-AATG registration
502 N. Mendenhall St.
Greensboro, NC 27401

Mail your registration and check (made out to NCAATG!) to Christiane by October 1.





Arrival and check-in



Dinner and welcoming remarks (Windham)



Panel: Too much literature? The role of literary studies
in the German classroom (Denham, Henke, Walther, Worthington)



Wine and cheese reception



Film Screening: Das Leben der Anderen (2006)







Introduction (Windham)



Group Discussion: Follow-up to panel (Henke)


10:00-11:00 Schatzkammer: Tips and Tricks for teaching language,
literature, culture, and film (Henke, Windham)





Presentation and Q&A: Dr. Lutz Hermann Görgens,
Generalkonsul, Atlanta






German Day planning and idea session (Windham, Woloszyn)



Kaffee und Kuchen



Business Meeting (Boaz, Denham, Hawkins, Henke, Worthington)



Closing Remarks (Henke, Windham)





Scott Windham
Assistant Professor of German
Elon University
Campus Box 2125
Elon, NC 27244
Phone: 336.278.5841



A block of rooms has been reserved at

Country Suites
3211 Wilson Drive, Burlington (at I-40 and Huffman Mill Road, 5 miles from campus)
(888) 201-1746 or (336) 584-1115

Mention AATG/Elon conference rate of $89.
Special rates end Friday, September 28.
Note cancellation policies when you book.

and at

Courtyard by Marriott
3141 Wilson Drive, Burlington (at I-40 and Huffman Mill Road, 5 miles from campus)
(888) 236-2427 or (336) 585-1888


   Directions, Map, and Event Locations

Elon University
Interactive campus map
Downloadable map (pdf)

  • Take Interstate 85/40 to Exit 140 (University Drive). From 85 South / 40 West, exit right and turn right.  From 85 North  / 40 East, exit right and turn left.
  • Stay on University Drive for 1.4 miles and turn right on Highway 70 East / South Church Street.
  • Take 70/Church to Williamson Avenue (.7 miles). Turn left on Williamson.
  • Follow Williamson for 1.7 miles. You will cross railroad tracks as you enter the campus area.
  • Turn right at the stoplight on Haggard Avenue.
  • Turn left at the stoplight on North O'Kelly Ave. Take the first left into the Visitors Parking Lot at Moseley Center.

The meeting will be held in the Koury Business Building. Friday night’s activities are in room 101, the Larose Digital Theater. Saturday’s activities are in room 348.


  1. David Andersen
  2. Richard Apgar
  3. Claudia Becker
  4. Richard Benson
  5. Jennifer Bienert
  6. Michelle Boaz
  7. Patrick Bradshaw
  8. Sara Budarz
  9. Scott Denham
  10. Stacy Feldstein
  11. Jeanne Gilbert
  12. Lutz Görgens
  13. Sigrid Haas-Belluz
  14. Christiane Hawkins
  15. Burkhard Henke
  16. April Henry
  17. Linda Horvath
  18. Norgard Klages
  19. Richard Langston
  20. Charlotte LeHecka
  21. Sönke Lorenz
  22. Marilyn Metzler
  23. James Propst
  24. Julia Rechenbach-Moomaw
  25. Samantha Riley
  26. Susanne Rinner
  27. Bradley Seawell
  28. Sylvia Smith
  29. Lisbeth Stammerjohann
  30. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand
  31. Christina Uden
  32. Jochen Wachter
  33. Ingeborg Walther
  34. Tin Wegel
  35. Scott Windham
  36. Krista Winzer
  37. Stefanie Wollwinder
  38. Brigitte Woloszyn
  39. Lisa Worthington
  40. Paul Youngman