Postcard sent by Franz Kafka. Property of Professor Rick Gray.

Welcome to the Department of Germanics

Welcome to the Department of Germanics

Our department concentrates on the artistic and intellectual traditions of German-speaking countries, and offers training in critical reading, analytical writing, and the implications of language, literature, and other media as cultural phenomena. As one of the highest ranked programs in the country, we remain at the forefront of innovating language teaching. We offer undergraduate and advanced degrees for students at the University of Washington, as well as outreach events for the surrounding community.

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Recent News

We are very happy to announce another successful “mentoring lunch” with a Germanics alum and... Read more
Ellwood Wiggins

Ellwood Wiggins feels very fortunate to have received two research fellowships for the upcoming... Read more
Irene Chen

Irene Chen Irene is a Taiwanese American from Redmond, Washington. She is currently pursuing a... Read more
Lokela Alexander Minami

Lokela Alexander Minami (Double BA 2010, German and Political Science, cum laude, MA 2012... Read more

Denny Social Hour: Germanics’ Kaffeestunde The Department of Germanics is currently hosting a... Read more