College of Arts and Sciences

Germanic Studies

Germanic Studies is a large department with many opportunities and concentrations. We offer full sequences of language courses in Dutch, German, Norwegian, and Yiddish. We teach reading courses in Old Norse, Gothic, Old Saxon, as well as Old High and Middle High German. Our faculty has expertise in a large variety of areas, ranging from philology and linguistics to intellectual history and from language pedagogy to modern Europe.

Our department is one of the leaders in the field. The most recent National Research Council (NRC) ranking placed our graduate program among the top three German departments in the nation.

Please explore our website and see all that we have to offer.

Fritz Breithaupt (Chair)

News & Events

Die Wahrheit ist nun mal nicht verkäuflich: Zum Konnex von Schuld und Scham in Filmen über die Shoah

Bettina Bannasch
October 14, 5:30 p.m.
IMU Oak Room

SCENARIO Forum Symposium on Performative Pedagogy

Fri, October 23, 3 – 6 p.m.
Sat, October 24, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
IMU Faculty Club (upstairs)

Inaugural Monday Scholars' Talk

Monday, October 26, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Hildegard Keller, Rosemarie McGerr, Jim Canary
Discussion about the upcoming spring Lilly exhibit "The Performative Book."

50th Anniversary of Dutch Language and Culture Program

October 28 - October 29

Conference: Renaissance Surgery between Learning and Craft

Hildegard Elisabeth Keller: Jakob Ruf (1505-1558): Surgeon, Politician, Playwright
Friday, October 30, 9:10 a.m.
Maple room, IMU

Germanic Studies
Global and International Studies Building 3103
355 North Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105
Phone: 812-855-1553
Fax: 812-855-8927