News & Announcements Archive

March 6, 2014

Spanish/Latin American Essay Competition Open to Undergrads

The Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures announces the Severn Teackle Wallis Memorial Prize. The amount of $250 shall be awarded for an essay or other original work on Spanish or Latin American literature, literary history, culture, or art.


March 5, 2014

Become a Member of Pi Delta Phi, the French National Honor Society

Membership is open to all students, sophomores and above, including graduate students, and faculty members. Deadline to apply is March 13, 2014.


February 25, 2014

Elisabeth Strowick Awarded Fellowship

Elisabeth Strowick, department chair and professor of German, was awarded a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to pursue research on “Atmospheric Poetics: Goethe – Stifter – Fontane” at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies, Free University Berlin, in summer 2014.


February 10, 2014

The 2014 Tournées Festival of Contemporary French Cinema

The JHU Tournées Festival, now in its fifth year, will bring seven French-language films to the Homewood Campus February 20 to March 2. This year’s screenings—all free and open to the public—include a physical comedy, thrillers, a behind-the-scenes documentary on a fabled restaurant, and Leos Carax’s indescribable Holy Motors.


January 24, 2014

Apply Now for the 2014 Max Kade Center Summer Travel Grant

The German Program, with the support of the Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought, is pleased to announce 10 travel grants in the amount of $1,200 to support summer study abroad in Germany.


December 18, 2013

CLIR Appoints Stephen Nichols Distinguished Presidential Fellow

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has appointed Stephen G. Nichols CLIR Distinguished Presidential Fellow.


December 3, 2013

Deborah McGee Mifflin Awarded Technology Fellowship Grant

Deborah McGee Mifflin, director of the German Language Program, was awarded a Technology Fellowship Grant from the Center of Educational Resources for the development of a German online placement exam.


November 18, 2013

In the Margins

Meet two academic sleuths who are looking in places long ignored to discover new things about old texts.


November 14, 2013

German Language Program Director Elected to the Executive Council of the AATG

Deborah McGee Mifflin has been elected to the Executive Council of the American Association of Teachers of German. As a member of the Council, Deborah will represent all chapters of the AATG in Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.


November 13, 2013

Germany in a Globalized World Track With International Studies

The German section recently launched a new initiative in collaboration with the Program in International Studies. We created both a track and a focus area called Germany in a Globalized World.