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Frank L Borchardt, Professor, Germanic Languages and Literature

Frank L Borchardt
Contact Info:
Office Location:  116H Old Chemistry
Office Phone:  +1 919 660 3161
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PhDThe Johns Hopkins University1965

Medieval & Early Modern Studies
Literary History & Criticism
18th Century Literature
Applied Linguistics
Research Interests: Renaissance & Reformation, and Educational Computing

Professor Borchardt received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1965. He was otherwise educated by the Jesuits (Saint Peter's College, Regis HS), the Dominicans, and the Brothers of the Christian Schools (FSC). His career took him from Hopkins to Northwestern University, Queens College of the City University of New York, and finally to Duke. He has dual interests, (1) Early Modern German Culture and (2) Technology; he has published widely in both areas. Interest in Professor Borchardt's research around the world has provided him the opportunity for irregular visits to Argentina, Austria, Belgium, China, England, Germany, Hungary, Japan, the Netherlands, and Spain to consult with like-minded visionaries. He regularly teaches German cultural topics to seniors (in the other sense) at Duke's Institute for Learning in Retirement (DILR) and taught an HTML tutorial there in May 1999. He conducts a course on Educational Technologies . He is often a Faculty Associate, now for Randolph. He teaches the "Märchen" course every now and again, likewise Rilke - Kafka - Mann, likewise Drama and Goethe's Faust, Likewise Renaissance and Reformation ("Ren/Ref"). If you have time, check out his personal website, which has links to his on-line writings (E-Paper).

Areas of Interest:



Europe • Germany • Renaissance • Reformation • Technology

Curriculum Vitae
Postdocs Mentored

  • Carlos Astroza-Hidalgo (June 1, 2005 - June 31, 2005)  
  • An Xuan (2002/09-2003/09)  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. F.L. Borchardt, Can Computers Teach Languages Faster and Better?, in The Five-Minute Linguist, edited by Earl Erickson (Winter, 2006), Equinox Publishing: London  [abs] [author's comments]
  2. F.L. Borchardt, EdTech Course 2004 (May, 2004) [htm]
  3. F.L. Borchardt, World Tour May '04 (May, 2004) [WorldTrip_04]  [abs] [author's comments]
  4. F.L. Borchardt, The Stories of Heinrich von Kleist, DILR Duke Institute for Learning in Retirement (Spring, 2003)
  5. F.L. Borchardt, May the Circle Be Unbroken: The Theory and Practice Dialogue in a Multimedia World, in Emerging Technologies in Teacher Languages and Cultures, edited by Yoshiko Saito-Abbott, Richard Donavan, Thomas F. Abbott (2003), pp. 11-23, LARC Press: San Diego [htm]  [abs]