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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Conversation

A Conversation on Derrida and Post-Phenomenology 

 

April 27, 2021
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Lecture

The Silent Girl and the Furies:
The National-Socialist Underground on Trial

April 6, 2021
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Drawing of a scene from "The Battle of Atlanta" horseman running to a charge
Lecture

Paper Battlefields: Remembering and Forgetting the Stakes of War

March 23, 2021
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Open House

German Department Sophomore Open House

March 17, 2021