The Department of German at UC Berkeley entertains a lively network of research connections with several universities abroad, offering graduate students the possibility to work with acclaimed faculty at other research institutions and to develop their own international networks early in their careers.
Humboldt University, Berlin
The Department of German is a founding member of the PhD-Net “Das Wissen der Literatur“ established at Humboldt University in 2008. The network includes the departments of German at Humboldt University Berlin, UC Berkeley, Harvard University and Princeton University. It offers graduate students the possibility to study for one or two semesters at a partner institution and to participate in the shared thematic emphasis on the relationship between literature and forms of knowledge. The international collaboration offers students the possibility to work with renowned scholars at several research institutions and to engage in theoretical discussions about recent work in Europe and in the US.
University of Konstanz
The Department of German is a founding partner in the MA program “Kulturelle Grundlagen Europas” at the University of Konstanz. This program offers students who specialize in questions of literature, migration and globalization the possibility to pursue their studies and research projects with expert faculty at both universities and through student exchange.
An agreement of cooperation between UC Berkeley and the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität in Munich offers graduate students and faculty at both universities a new platform for international cooperation and exchange.
Cambridge University, UK
The German Department at UC Berkeley currently is working on a cooperation with Cambridge University, UK. Research areas in this cooperation include literature and film of the Weimar period and Medieval studies.
Berkeley-Tübingen-Vienna-Harvard working group
Graduate students in the Department of German are members of the Berkeley-Tübingen-Vienna-Harvard working group, an international cooperation of graduate students supported by the Townsend Center at UC Berkeley. This working group focuses on a specific topics in literary theory and history, and organizes an annual international conference.