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August 21, 2018

Kassi Burnett, a doctoral student studying Germanic Languages and Literatures, was raised by a family of coal miners and steel mill workers in St. Clairsville in rural Ohio. That upbringing…

July 18, 2018

Robert Holub, Ohio Eminent Scholar of German and Chair of Germanic Languages and Literatures, has recently published a book on Nietzsche’s connections with various discourses of his times. Titled…

July 12, 2018

GLL Professor Paul Reitter’s article in The New York Review of Books, “The Business of Learning,” looks at liberal higher education and free inquiry through international and historical lenses.…

May 23, 2018

John Michael Sefel, who is pursuing a PhD in Theatre and an MA in Yiddish and Ashkenazic Studies, saw the play adaptation he wrote and directed come to life on stage at Ohio State: Leah and the…

May 11, 2018

We are pleased to announce our 2018 Distinguished Alumna, Professor Karin A. Wurst (Ph.D. 1985).

Professor Wurst specializes in eighteenth-century Literary and Cultural Studies and Early…

May 9, 2018

We are pleased to announce the two winners of the national 2018 Alexander Stephan Undergraduate Essay Prize in German Studies ! The German-language prize has been awarded to Joshua R. Peterson, a…

May 1, 2018

On April 27, Professor Paul Reitter was recognized as a recipient of the University’s Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award at a ceremony attended by President Drake and Provost McPheron. This…

April 27, 2018

Congratulations to Dennis Schaefer, who successfully defended his master's thesis this semester (photo left with Prof. Davidson and his adviser, Prof. Holub).

In the autumn of 2016, Dennis…

April 20, 2018


The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures proudly salutes the student recipients of its annual awards.

Kate Greer (photo left) was selected to receive the first…