News & Events

  • Take the Placement Test to see where you score on your German Language proficiency. Your test score will determine the course level you should sign up for.

    Follow the link below for more detailed information and to access the placement test itself:

  • Nick Ostrau received a Leslie Center Project Grant for the further development of his online language learning application for beginning learners of German German Chatterbox is a program based on an artifical intelligence chatbot engine. It allows language learners to communicate with 9 life-like virtual chat personalities with microphone input and voice output. Chat topics are focused on a range of personal...

  • In an essay titled “Germany’s knowledge of its racist past has blinded it to its racist present” (2013), Veronika Fuechtner, a cultural studies scholar who lives in the United States, spotlighted the incongruity between Germany’s “culture of remembrance” and its continuing inability to confront the racism that exists today. Oliver Hardt’s film “Black Deutschland” (2006) documents the experiences of nonwhite creative artists in Germany and the difficulties they face. The two met with the art...

  • On May 9th at 4.30 pm in Haldeman 246 Paul Reitter will be speaking about his new English edition of Marx’s Capital (Vol. 1), which will include the first English retranslation in more than forty years.  

    Paul Reitter teaches in the German department at Ohio State University. Reitter’s articles and essays have appeared in an array of venues, ranging from Representations, and American Imago, to Harper’s Magazine, the TLS, The Nation, and the LA Review of Books. Reitter has...

  • What kept the famous Bauhaus artist, Lyonel Feininger in Berlin?  German critic Andreas Platthaus traces Feininger's Berlin years and his eventual return to the US based on new archival sources.  Sponsored by the Department of German Studies, the Leslie Center and the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles. Thursday, April 25, 2019 at noon in 246 Haldeman.  Please RSVP with Wadeane Kunz at [email protected].

  • Meet your new German Club officers for Winter 2019:

    President: Tara Sweeney '19

    Vice President: Paul Harary '19

    Treasurer: Levi Roseman '21

    German Club will meet weekly this term. Please use the link below to give the officership an input on meeting times that are most convenient to you.


  • Jessica Resvick (University of Chicago) will give a talk entitled: SELF RECOGNITION AND THE MIRROR OF REALISM: GOTTFRIED' KELLER'S 'THE MISUSED LOVE LETTERS.'

    Friday, January 11, 2019

    3:30 - 4:30 pm

    Carson Hall L01

    The talk is open to the public.


  • German Studies has just launched its German Beats podcast archive. Podcasts feature conversations between German Studies faculty and students (with music) as well as guest speaker interviews and sound pieces relating to German language, literature and culture from our course offerings. The archive is continually updated, so check back often for new content. The podcast series is in collaboration with 99 Rock Dartmouth Broadcasting Station under the directorship of studio manager...

  • Please join President Phil Hanlon, Rabbi Moshe Gray, and Professor Susannah Heschel for a discussion of antisemitism, its history and dangers, on Monday, November 5, from 5:15 to 6:30 pm in the Paganucci Lounge in the Class of 1953 Commons. Bring your questions! 

    Join the German Club for a Film Screening and Dinner Discussion with
    the Artist. RSVP via email to [email protected].