German Department Princeton

Unser schreibzeug arbeitet mit an unseren gedanken. Friedrich Nietzsche
Our writing tools are also at work on our thoughts. (Friedrich Nietzsche in a letter to his secretary Peter Gast. February 1882)
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The Princeton German Department explores the language, literatures, intellectual history, arts and media of Germany and German-speaking cultures from the Middle Ages to the present. Our highly diverse and distinguished faculty employ the critical tools of multiple disciplines to investigate and appreciate the wide range of German cultural production, its significance for–and reception of–other cultures, and its continued importance for our current historical moment.

Events

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Graduate Student Workshop

What is the Future of (Black) German Studies?

December 6, 2022
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Panel of three women
Lecture

The Kid’s Aren’t Alright: Afro-German
Afrofuturism and the Fight for Futurity

December 5, 2022
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White Magic -The Age of Paper - Lothar Muller
Graduate Student Workshop

“Paper, Speaking for Itself. Helmina von Chézy’s Belated It-Narrative.” 

November 8, 2022
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Papercut by Luise Duttenhofer, in the collections of the DLA in Marbach.
Lecture

Romanticism and the Material Fragment

November 7, 2022