Robert C. Reimer

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Professor of German and Film Studies





Spring 2021

Virtual Office Hours 

Monday 11:00am-12:00pm

Thursday 11:00am-12:30pm & by appointment


Teaching Schedule

GERM 2202 Monday & Wednesday 2:30 - 3:45pm online synchronous

GERM 3202 Monday & Wednesday 4:00 - 5:15pm online synchronous

GERM 3660 Wednesday 2:30 - 5:00pm online synchronous

FILM 4690 online asynchronous

Robert Reimer is Professor German and Film Studies. He is a former chair of Languages and Culture Studies and is the current Director of Film Studies. Professor Reimer's outreach accomplishments include serving on the C/M Committee for Language Immersion. He assisted in starting German Language Immersion at Irwin Elementary after receiving a grant from AATG to survey parents on interest in German. He also received grants to create materials for German language immersion and together with the Pädagogische Hochschule (teachers' institute) in Ludwigsburg, Germany, the Office of Study Abroad at UNC Charlotte and the C/M School System initiated a program to bring in native speaking assistants for language immersion instruction. He also supervised UNC Charlotte German students interning at Irwin Avenue Elementary. In addition to language immersion, Dr. Reimer also established the Film Studies program at UNC Charlotte which now offers a Minor in Film Studies as well as a Certificate in Video Production. Professor Reimer has actively promoted German and film in the Charlotte community. He was a founding member of Alemannia, a German language cultural association in Charlotte, served as vice president on the Charlotte Film Society, and solicited funds to establish an endowed scholarship for German majors. Professor Reimer's research interests are film and language methodology. He has co-authored six books on German cinema on such topics as National Socialist film, postwar film, the Holocaust in film, and German film history.


Ph.D. German Language and Literature, The University of Kansas. (1971)

M.A. German Language and Literature, The University of Kansas. (1968)

B. A. German Language and Literature, The University of Wisconsin Madison (1965)

Exchange Graduate Student, University of Stuttgart (196801969)

8-week Summer NEH on Existentialism, University of Minnesota (1977)

6-week Summer NEH on National Socialist Film, Cornell University (1996)


Professor, UNC Charlotte, 1994

Associate Professor, UNC Charlotte, 1977

Assistant Professor, UNC Charlotte, 1971

Fulbright Exchange Professor, U. of Stuttgart, 1984-85

Exchange Professor, U. of Stuttgart, 1996, 2005

Director UNC Charlotte Program in Kingston, UK, 2002-2003

Exchange Professor, Universit√© de Limoges, 2013-2015

Specific Research Interests

German Cinema

Holocaust Cinema

Film History

Film Theory

Language Methodology

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