Welcome to Georgetown’s Department of German!

If you would like to contact the Department, please email german@georgetown.edu .

For MA and PhD studies, as well as general matters and undergraduate concerns, please contact Prof. Mary Helen Dupree at mhd33@georgetown.edu . Prof. Dupree is the Director of Graduate Studies as well as acting Department Chair for the Spring 2024 semester.

General information about Georgetown University’s response to the coronavirus is available at www.georgetown.edu/coronavirus .

Located in Washington, DC, at the intersection of transatlantic political and cultural crosscurrents, Georgetown University offers a uniquely diverse, interdisciplinary context for studying German language, literature, and culture.

Our department’s mission comes alive in our excellent graduate and undergraduate programs. We are also committed to incorporating diversity at all levels of our curriculum.

At the undergraduate level, our internationally recognized curriculum helps students to become competent and culturally literate users of German while pursuing a German major or minor.

At the graduate level, we offer a challenging yet supportive environment for pursuing an MA or PhD in German and, with the BMW Center for German and European Studies, the joint MAGES/PhD program.

Faculty members in the German Department are engaged in a range of research projects and topics, many of which address cross-disciplinary issues, such as gender and performance, notions of belonging and Heimat, visual culture and digital humanities, cultural negotiations of economic concepts, globalization, and the role of multiple literacies in Second Language Acquisition.

The Department is also proud to foster intellectual life outside the classroom by inviting speakers and hosting an annual Max Kade professor from a German-speaking country, alternating between a scholar and a writer-in-residence.

If you would like to receive information on events and activities related to the study of German language and literature, we invite you to subscribe to the department’s email list by sending your request to german@georgetown.edu.

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