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Germanic Languages and Literatures

Recent News

Photography Exhibit: Homeland and Heimat in Detroit and Dortmund

The exhibit brings together photographs by Theon Delgado Sr. and Peyman Azhari of Southwest Detroit and Northern Dortmund, Germany.

Announcing the Public Humanities Internship Program for Undergraduate Students

This internship is an opportunity for students to gain an enhanced understanding of the humanities and to acquire practical, real-life experience with event planning, marketing, and leadership and teamwork skills development.

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.

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