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Germanic Languages and Literatures

Recent News

LSA Professor Julia Hell Publishes New Book

The Conquest of Ruins: the Third Reich and the Fall of Rome forthcoming from University of Chicago Press

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.

Be a Victor

We strive to support our students and faculty on the frontlines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures needs you—because the world needs Victors.