We are a community of students, teachers, and scholars devoted to the cross-disciplinary study of language, literature, and culture within a transnational framework. We strongly believe the best academic work is produced in an environment that fosters cooperation and the pleasure of discovery.
Our programs include courses in German and English on subjects ranging from medieval to contemporary literature and from film and visual culture to philosophy, music, and postcolonial studies. You will also find other opportunities for learning and collaboration, including lectures, workshops, conferences, and film series that we sponsor in conjunction with other departments on a regular basis.
Among our many resources, the department is home to New German Critique, a leading journal that is devoted to publishing research on German culture in the 20th and 21st centuries, along with Signale, a book series for English-language scholarship on the literature, culture, criticism, and intellectual history of the German-speaking world.
German Studies News
Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm A.D. White HouseRead more
This summer, 101 students in the College of Arts and Sciences will take part in groundbreaking research on campus with 61 faculty as part of the Nexus Scholars Program.Read more
Fabio Cabrera is a philosophy and German studies major.Read more
Sophia Openshaw is an environment & sustainability studies major.Read more