Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania. The oldest academic program in German Studies in North America, we are committed to our strong tradition in literary studies, while our distinguished faculty also represent a range of innovative and interdisciplinary approaches in the field.

We invite you to read more about our current and past events below, and to explore our website for information about our graduate and undergraduate programs, including our offerings in Yiddish, Dutch, and Swedish.

Recent News

On March 5-7, Professor Bethany Wiggin will anchor a panel and give an extended comment at the Fraktur conference, co-organized by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and the Free Library of Philadelphia. The FLP has made its collection digital at its website

University of Pennsylvania Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Tuesday, November 18th at 9 a.m.

Max Kade German Culture and Media Center, 3401 Walnut St., A Wing, room 329, 3rd floor

Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Delta Phi Alpha

German Honor Society Initiation

Tuesday, November 18th

4PM

Max Kade German Culture and Media Center, 3401 Walnut St., A Wing, Room 329, 3rd floor

The German Society of Pennsylvania
250th Anniversary 1764-2014
Joseph Horner Memorial Library Lecture Series

Dr. Frank Trommler (Professor Emeritus, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania)