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Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch

The Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch is a community engaged in the interdisciplinary study of literature and culture.

Programs: Undergraduate and graduate programs are available in German, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish.

Faculty: The GSD faculty research fields range from cultural studies and gender studies to intellectual history, transnational studies, folklore, film, and second-language acquisition.

Outreach: Part of a land-grant institution, GSD sustains connections with the wider community through College in the Schools and other outreach programs.

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Department News

  • Ruth Ellen Joeres' new book publshed

    Ruth Ellen Joeres has co-edited a new book, The Future of Scholarly Writing, which has been published by Palgrave Macmillan in September 2015. Read more
  • Chris Burwick defends dissertation

    Chris Burwick successfully defended his dissertation, entitled "An Exploration of Materiality in Josef Winkler's Narrative Structures," on September 11, 2015. Read more
  • Two GSD professors participating in IAS Collaboratives

    Two GSD professors are participating in Collaboratives through the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) for the 2015-16 year.

    Brecht’s America: Rehearsing Failure
    • Lisa Channer, Theatre Arts and Dance
    • Matthias Rothe, German Scandinavian and Dutch

    Environmental Humanities
    • Charlotte Melin, German, Scandinavian and Dutch
    • Daniel Philippon, English
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  • Rüdiger Singer joins GSD as visiting DAAD Professor

    A special welcome to Rüdiger Singer, who is with us as as a visiting DAAD Professor starting in Fall 2015. Read more

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