The Graduate Group in German Languages and Literatures

Core and affiliate members of the graduate group direct dissertation committees, and participate in the faculty-graduate student colloquium.

Standing Faculty

  • Assistant Professor and Graduate Chair

    20th-century literature, film studies, French literature and film, modernism and the postmodern

  • Executive Director of Language Instruction for the School of Arts & Sciences

    Second language acquisition, curriculum design, blended learning

  • Associate Professor of Germanic Languages

    Yiddish language, Yiddish literature in translation, gender and Jewish literature, Jewish American literature, Jewish film, literary translation

  • Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of German

    Romanticism; Goethe; 19th-century literature; material culture/object theory; inter-arts/intermediality; sculpture in literature and film; narrative theory, description, and ekphrasis; gender studies

  • Professor of German

    18th-century literature, gender studies, cultural studies, cinema studies, history of the body, environmental humanities, 20th-century history novel, Dutch literature and culture

  • Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor in the School of Arts & Sciences

    18th - early 20th century literature, comparative literature, aesthetic theory, German-Jewish writing

  • Associate Professor of German

    environmental humanities, translation and multilingualism, cultural memory, public history and humanities

Visiting Faculty

  • DAAD Visiting Professor

    history of ancient and modern philosophy, intersections between philosophy, theology, literature and architecture in the 18th- and  early 20th-century, genesis of German idealism.


Affiliated Faculty

  • Professor of English

    Twentieth-century American literature, postcolonial studies (especially African and South African literature), modernism, globalization and transnational cultural studies, and contemporary women writers

  • Professor of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations and Folklore

    Fairy tale, Grimm brothers, Yiddish folk tales, Nazi-era Volkskunde

  • Professor of History of Art

    Hegel, Marx, 19th and 20th century German and European intellectual and cultural history, and contemporary theory

  • Professor of English and Director of Cinema Studies

    Film studies, modern American and German cinema, and pedagogy

  • Associate Professor of History of Art

    Art and material culture of France, Germany and Britain in the mid to late nineteenth century, with an emphasis on cross-national developments in the histories of science, politics, psychology, and sexuality.

  • Professor and Chair of the Department of Music

    19th & 20th century music, Scandinavian studies

  • Professor of Architecture, and Chair, Graduate Group in Architecture, School of Design

    Architectural theory and design studios

  • Ronald S. Lauder Endowed Term Associate Professor of History

    Habermas, the public sphere in eighteenth-century France, Russian-Jewish historiography, the state of the field of Russian and East European studies in Germany and the United States, modern Jewish history

  • Jaffe Associate Professor, Department of History of Art

    Cinema and modern Media

  • Kahn Term Professor in Linguistics and Department Chair

    Historical linguistics, Indo-European linguistics (Greek, Tocharian, Germanic), morphology

  • Professor of European History

    Renaissance and Reformation, early modern Europe

  • Farquhar Professor of Art History

    Painting and graphics of Northern Europe, particularly Germany and the Netherlands during the era of Renaissance and Reformation, film

  • Judith Rodin Professor of English, Department of English

    Medieval and early modern European literature, including German and Dutch


  • Associate Professor Emeritus of German

  • Professor Emeritus of Germanic Languages and Literatures

  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus of German Philology

    Germanic philology

  • Professor Emeritus of Germanic Languages and Literatures

    Baroque literature, Sprachgesellschaften, language pedagogy

  • Professor Emeritus of German

    19th- and 20th-century literature, modernism, cultural studies