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The Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures encompasses the study of French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, and Yiddish-speaking worlds. More than 300 courses are offered every year, from introductory language classes to advanced graduate seminars in literature and theory.

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The German program is hosting two events related to the recent bicentenary of Karl Marx’s birth

The German program is hosting two events related to the recent bicentenary of Karl Marx’s birth. A screening of “The Young Marx” (2017), directed by Raoul Peck, will be held on October 3, Wednesday, at 6 pm in Remsen 101. Refreshments will be provided. On October 11, Thursday, starting at 5:30 pm an informal discussion about the Marxian legacy will […]


German PhD Student Jason Yonover’s New Article

Jason Yonover’s essay “Goethe, Maimon, and Spinoza’s Third Kind of Cognition” was just published in the 25th volume of the Goethe Yearbook, edited by Adrian Daub (Stanford) and Elisabeth Krimmer (UC Davis). The article is available for download via Cambridge Core, JSTOR, and other resources.


Job Opening: Lecturer in Spanish

The Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures at the Johns Hopkins University seeks to appoint a full-time Lecturer to teach undergraduate courses in the Spanish Language Program beginning Fall 2018. Candidates should ideally have the following qualifications: M.A. required, PhD desirable with a concentration in Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics or Foreign Language […]