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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

February 25, 2022
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February 26, 2022
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Recent News

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…

May 7, 2021

Join us in recognizing the achievements of our majors and minors in Germanic Languages and Literatures – 2020-2021!

The 2020-21 Dieter Cunz Outstanding Graduating Senior is Haley Grubb …

May 6, 2021


It is with pleasure that the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures officially congratulates all four second-year Master's students on the successful completion…

People Directory

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