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Information regarding future TestDAF dates will be posted as information becomes available.
note: the Department does not administer Test AS or any other tests. Only the TestDAF is administered once per year.

Upcoming Events

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Recent News

September 1, 2021

Paul Reitter, Professor, Germanic Languages and Literatures, has published together with Chad Wellmon (University of Virginia) the volume Permanent Crisis: The Humanities in a Disenchanted Age (U…

August 10, 2021

Hearty congratulations to Kassi for a successful defense!

Kassi Burnett's dissertation, Differently Abled Natures: Being Other than Human in Contemporary German Literature, examines what…

May 24, 2021

Hearty congratulations to Bill for successfully defending in April!

“Melancholy and the Photo-Historical Approach in the Films of Wim Wenders” provides what has been long awaited in…

May 12, 2021

May Mergenthaler, Associate Professor, and Kassi Burnett, Ph.D. student, advised by Prof. Katra Byram, have co-published an article in German in a special issue, “Ökologie” (Non Fiktion. Arsenal…

People Directory

Merrill Kaplan
Associate Professor and Director of Scandinavian Studies
Robert C. Holub
Ohio Eminent Scholar, Professor, and Chair
Andy Spencer
Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
Paul Reitter
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies