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Germanic Languages and Literatures

Recent News

Old Typewriters, New Tricks

U-M's LSA Magazine featured Meghan Forbes (Slavic PhD '16, German Certificate Student) and Hannah Pröbsting, née McMurray (German Ph.D. ’17) and their process for forming a community while producing a truly unique publication.

The Future of U-M's Dutch Program

Annemarie Toebosch, Director of Dutch Studies, and Sheri Sytsema-Geiger, Chief Administrator, spoke to Taalunie about the future of U-M's Dutch program.

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.