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Germanic Languages and Literatures

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Teaching German Queerly: An Integrative Approach

Do queer ways of teaching German exist? Read Domenic DeSocio's current essay, "Teaching German Queerly: An Integrative Approach" on Diversity, Decolonization, and the German Curriculum blog site.

When Marian Anderson Defied the Nazis

Assistant professor, Kira Thurman has written a powerful article for The New Yorker titled, "When Marian Anderson Defied the Nazi" She discusses how the legendary African-American contralto Marian Anderson used her voice as an act of defiance.

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.