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Germanic Languages and Literatures

Recent News

Graduate Students Win Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

Domenic DeSocio and Katy Holihan receive Rackham's most prestigious award

LSA Professor Contributes to MLA, GSA, and DAAD

Julia Hell presented a paper at MLA, will lead a DAAD summer seminar, and is organizing panel for GSA.

Welcome to Germanic Languages & Literatures

Our department offers undergraduate programs in German, Scandinavian, and Dutch and a graduate program in German Studies. In teaching and research, we emphasize the embededdness of language, literature, and the arts in larger social, cultural, and political processes. Our approach, widely known as the “Michigan Model,” has made us one of the premier departments in the US and is unmatched in its interdisciplinary breadth. Students will be guided by faculty with deep methodic training and experience in German, Dutch and Scandinavian languages and literature, Comparative Literature, History, Political Science, Sociology, Film Studies, Philosophy, Media Studies, Museum Studies, and Music.