Welcome back!

The Department of German welcomes back all of our undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members, and lecturers.

We are pleased to introduce our new faculty member, Professor Nicholas Baer , and Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor Cornelia Zumbusch.

Below please find upcoming German Department events. For more details about these and other events, please refer to the calendar at the bottom of this webpage.


  • Workshop: “Premodern Space: Space, Raum, Topos,” August 24-25, 2023,

  • Prof. Frauke Berndt (Universität Zürich), lecture: “Wor(l)ds of Trauma: Revisiting Heidi,” November 16, 2023 ; and workshop: “The Affordance of Form in Narrative Fiction: Towards a Typology,” November 17, 2023

  • Werner Herzog, Mosse Lecture, November 10

  • Dr. Manuela Gerlof, Vice President Publishing, Humanities & Social Sciences at De Gruyter, “Academic Publishing in the Digital Era,” time and location TBA



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