Welcome to the Germanic Languages and Literatures Program!
Exciting new course for Fall 2014! Professor Professor Fatima Naqvi will be teaching Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis: Von Comix zu Krimigeschichte: Kurzprosa des 20. Jahrhunderts (01:470:301:01). In this course we will look at a variety of short prose texts, ranging from comic books to murder mysteries and longer newspaper articles. We will explore the various stylistic features that characterize different subgenres within the category of "short prose" and discuss texts that seem to strain against their generic parameters. We will also look at short films, ranging from ads to avantgarde experiments. Our focus will be on writing, speaking, and building vocabulary. The class is taught entirely in German. Please note: 470:301 may be repeated for credit when topics vary! To read more about this course and others offered this Fall, click here!
- Congratulations to Dr. Alexander Pichugin, Director of German Language and Culture Studies, on his award of a Business Language Research and Teaching Grant by the Centers for International Business Education and Research. This grant recognizes his work in the project "Learning Needs-Based Development of Written Competence in Students of Advanced Business German." For more information, click here.
- Check out this article about the German faculty on the SAS homepage!
- Congratulations to former German student Rebecca Lindemulder, who was just awarded a DAAD Fellowship to do graduate work in Intercultural European and American Studies at the University of Halle, Germany!
- Apply now for a spot in the 2014-2015 German Language and Culture Living-Learning Community! This is a vibrant and engaging residential community on College Avenue that connects students interested in German language and culture. Click here for more information!
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- Congratulations to Professor Michael Levine on the publication of his new book A Weak Messianic Power: Figures of a Time to Come in Benjamin, Derrida and Celan, Fordham University Press, 2013.
- Check out our newly remodeled seminar room - before and after!
- New Kade scholarships for Rutgers students at the Free University Berlin! Apply here.
- Congratulations to some of our outstanding undergraduates, who have been awarded prestigious outside fellowships for study and work in Germany! Click here to read more about each student!