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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, Williams Hall room 307.

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 8:45 am - 10:00 am, Williams Hall room 27.

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)

As a summer intern at the museum of the Stiftung Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum, Didem Uca assisted in the editing of, and translated into English, a new exhibition called, "Bleiben?! Juden im befreiten Berlin."