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Foreign language educator

Arthur Tilo Alt, Indonesian, American foreign language educator. Faculty fellow German Academy Exchange Service, 1973-1976, Stiftung Weimarer Klassik Weimar, Germany, 1995; faculty grantee Mount Holyoke College, 1966, Duke Endowment, 1976, 83, 90.


Alt, Arthur Tilo was born on October 14, 1931 in Batavia, Java, Indonesia. Came to the United States, 1956. Son of Karl Arthur and Edith (Puhlman) Alt.


Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas, 1964. Diploma Yiddish Language & Literature, Columbia University, 1974.


Instructor, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1961-1965;assistant professor, Duke U., Durham, 1967-1977;associate professor, Duke U., Durham, 1978-1988;professor German and Judaic studies, Duke U., Durham, since 1989;assistant professor, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 1965-1967. Visiting assistant professor Columbia University, New York City, summers 1967-1968.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Theodor Storm (Twayne World Authors Series), 1973, (in German) Theodor Storm-Ernst Esmarch: Brefwechsel, 1979, (in German) Friedrich Hebbel Briefe, 1989, 72 articles and book reviews. Co-editor: Festschrift for Herman Salinger: Creative Encounter, 1978. Co-editor: Arnold Zweig: Berlin-Haifa-Berlin, 1995.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Shelter manager Civil Defense, Durham County, 1964. Delegate Democratic County Convention, Durham County, 1968, 70. Member Modern Language Association, Association Teachers German, American Association Professors Yiddish (president since 1995, editorial board since 1987), International Arnold Zweig Society (vice president 1991-1993, president since 1993).


Married Elizabeth Ann Blankenship, August 30, 1958. 1 child, Sharon Elizabeth.

Karl Arthur Alt

Edith (Puhlman) Alt

Elizabeth Ann Blankenship

Sharon Elizabeth Alt