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October 23, 2017

The 2017 SLRF Conference was held at Ohio State in October. The four plenary speakers gave excellent talks. Dr. Brian MacWhinney (Carnegie Mellon) delivered a lecture entitled "Multidimensional…

September 21, 2017

The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Ohio State and the Department of German Studies/Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Bonn have established a new…

August 28, 2017

Our graduate students have been very productive this past year. Harrison Baldwin, Allyn Heath, Bryan Knowlton, Birte Pietsch, Stephanie Walford, and Gina Wrobel all passed their master’s exams…

July 7, 2017

This summer, Ohio State students are learning German in the city of Dresden. The topic of their course is "Geschichten aus Europa" and you can take a look at the course homepage through this link…

June 16, 2017

We are delighted to announce the winner of the first nationwide Undergraduate Essay Prize in German Studies at Ohio State. From a wealth of excellent submissions, reflecting on the vibrancy of our…

May 18, 2017

Paul Reitter, professor of German, and director of the Humanities Institute, is one of 21 scholars, writers and artists awarded a coveted 2017-18 Berlin Prize — a semester-long fellowship — by the…

May 2, 2017

Marcus Breyer has successfully defended his dissertation, Meerstimmigkeiten: Metapher und Modernekritik bei Eduard von Keyserling.

Marcus began his graduate studies at Ohio State in 2011,…

April 26, 2017

On April 12, students in our German for the Professions class (German 4602) visited Hirschvogel, Inc., the only American subsidiary of Hirschvogel Automotive Group. This company is among the world…

April 18, 2017

We proudly salute the student recipients of the department's annual awards.

Ann Imke received two prizes this year, the Dieter Cunz Award for Outstanding Graduating Senior in German and…