Gretchen in the church, Lowenfeld Library collection
Gretchen in der Kirche, image from an early 20th C. glass slide, Lowenfeld Library collection

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.

Fact Sheet (PDF)

Recent News

Owen Gump

When Andreas Höll, art journalist with the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk in Germany and former student... Read more
Charles Barrack and Joe Voyles

Fall 2015 Newsletter now available online: http... Read more
German 304 play poster

GER 304 students performing „Die neuen Leiden des jungen W.“ – Recording now online! Did you miss... Read more
Spring in Vienna 2016 flyer

Spring in Vienna 2016 Info Session & Pizza Lunch Thursday, November 12, 201512:30-2:30pm... Read more
Playwright, Director and Artist Misha Neininger

In a fierce new adaptation that takes Handke's experiments into the 21st century,... Read more