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Richard O. Block, Echoes of a Queer Messianic: From Frankenstein to Brokeback Mountain
October 30, 2017
Forthcoming Book (April 2018): Richard O. Block, Echoes of a Queer Messianic: From Frankenstein to Brokeback Mountain. SUNY Series, Literature ... In Theory: SUNY PRESS, 2018. Reconsiders mostly German narratives from around 1800 to recover echoes of a queer messianic that still resonate today. Queer theory has focused heavily on North American and contemporary contexts, but in this book Richard O. Block helps to expand that reach. Deftly combining the two main currents... Read more
Daniel Garratt, STEM
October 10, 2017
Daniel Garratt participated in our study abroad UW Germanics “Spring in Vienna” program in spring 2015 and in the Physics Department exchange with the University of Giessen in the academic year 2015-16. Daniel writes: "Upon leaving high school I had no intention to study language again. Because my high school offered Spanish, French and Japanese, I had never even considered studying German.  It was not until I decided I wanted to study abroad that my... Read more
Hayley McCord
September 25, 2017
Hayley will spend 2017-2018 studying at the Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik in Hamburg, Germany. She writes:   Moin Moin! I am currently based in Hamburg, Germany and I have accepted an offer from the IFSH - the Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik (the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy) at the University of Hamburg. I am one of twenty-five international graduate students studying nuclear disarmament and arms control, counter-... Read more
Why learn German?
September 21, 2017
1.    It’s easier than you think!   We have revised the requirements for the degree to make it easier to double major: 51 credits for the major or 35 for the minor. German has open enrollment: just come by any time and sign up! German is also super flexible in terms of course requirements and sequence. This makes it easy to double major in German and other disciplines: very impressive for future employers and grad schools!    2.     ... Read more
Nature journal cover
September 18, 2017
The Sep 7 edition of the journal Nature features the article, "Academic Excellence: Golden Germany."    
UW President Ana Mari Cauce
September 7, 2017
  Ana Mari Cauce   Today we learned that the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will come to an end in six months unless there is legislative action to protect it. This decision could have extremely serious consequences for students on all three of our campuses who are an integral part of our community. I want to reassure every affected person that if DACA ends, the University of Washington will do everything within its power to minimize the disruption to your lives... Read more
Siam (Thai) Rojanasthien
August 9, 2017
I will be attending the Mannheim Business School's Full-Time MBA Program in September 2017 to earn my master's degree. I'm excited to return to Europe for the first time since completing my study abroad (Spring in Vienna 2011) to further my education while utilizing and building upon my German language and cultural knowledge. I look forward to the career opportunities that may be available in Germany to help make my dream of living there full-time a reality. Thanks to the UW Germanics... Read more
Brian Jungen (Canada, born 1970). Untitled. 1995. Ink drawing on paper. Henry Art Gallery,
July 26, 2017
Viewpoints is a rotating series that highlights works from the Henry's collection, paired with commentary and insights from University of Washington faculty. By offering diverse perspectives across academic fields, the series encourages open inquiry and presents diverse ways of seeing and interpreting the art on view. Brian Jungen: Untitled drawings ... Read more
Edith London, Cello Portrait: Hilde Neurath
July 25, 2017
Dear Friends of Germanics: We are most grateful to Peter Neurath for establishing the Hilde Bial-Neurath Endowed Fund in Germanics to honor the memory of his mother. Hilde Bial-Neurath was an accomplished cellist who played in the UW orchestra in the 1950s and her lovely ‘cello portrait’ by Edith London graces our new chair’s office in Denny Hall. The painting was an earlier gift of Peter’s to the... Read more