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Germanic Languages and Literatures

Recent News

Elizabeth McNeill Wins Essay Prize

The German Quaterly's 2018 Graduate Student Paper Award

Rottmann to Present at IRWG Community of Scholars Symposium

Will present paper "A butch behind bars: The prison as a site of queer worldmaking in 1960s West Berlin"

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.