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The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures expresses its full support for President Drake’s statement from 29 May concerning recent events that have unfolded in the wake of the unnecessary death of George Floyd in Minnesota. We acknowledge with our University President that it is our task as educators and citizens to create a different future in which such tragedies are no longer possible. We affirm our support for African-American members of the Ohio State community and our commitment to diversity and inclusion at all levels of the University.

Robert C. Holub, Chair, Germanic Languages and Literatures on behalf of the executive committee




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.

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October 6, 2020

Recent News

September 2, 2020

Hearty congratulations to Caro for successfully defending on the 20th of August!

Carolin Mueller’s dissertation, From Musical Activism to Musical Citizenship: Dresden’s Banda…

August 20, 2020

Hearty congratulations to Carly for successfully defending on the 17th of August!

Carly Martin’s dissertation, Schöne Prose: Language Critique and Biography in the Early Herder,…

August 14, 2020

After close to four decades at The Ohio State University, Bernd Fischer, professor of German, will retire this year. He chaired the department from the end of the 20th century into the beginning…

July 15, 2020

A pedagogy piece written by Professor Gollance and Caitlin Hatten, a student in her spring semester Yiddish 3371 course, is live on the Digital Yiddish Theatre Project blog. 


People Directory

Robert C. Holub
Ohio Eminent Scholar, Professor, and Chair
Merrill Kaplan
Associate Professor and Director of Scandinavian Studies
Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm
Professor, Director of Undergraduate German Language Instruction
Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of Yiddish Studies