Our department features ten German and three Scandinavian specialists who collaborate fully in an intellectual enterprise focused on modernity. Our various sub-concentrations, which include philosophical and theoretical discourses, Holocaust and memory studies, film, visual culture, folk traditions, and German Shakespeare Studies, represent substantive links to other departments and programs, in particular Philosophy, History, Judaic Studies, Art History, Music, English, Comparative Literature, Folklore, and Cinema Studies.
With ample opportunity for study abroad, our 50 undergraduate majors pursue the B.A. with a focus in one of three areas: German Literature and Language; German Studies; Scandinavian. Language instruction covers German and Swedish.
Our innovative graduate curriculum is designed to provide M.A. and Ph.D. students with a firm grounding in modern (post-1750) German literature and to enable them to locate this literature within the context of modern European history and thought.
We are the editorial home of KONTUREN, a new online journal focusing on questions of shifting borderlines in German Studies and contemporary theory.
Programs and Courses
Martin Klebes, Director of German Graduate Studies, sits down with Webmaster Aliya Hall to answer common questions about the German Graduate Program at the University of Oregon.
Professor Sonja Boos talks about her 2017 spring term course: War, Violence, and Trauma.
Assistant Professor Gantt Gurley talks about his 2017 spring term course: The Princess and the Dragon.
Senior Instructor Matthias Vogel talks about his 2017 spring term course: Germany– A Multicultural Society.