German News & Announcements Archive


Sex Changes with Kleist

Sex Changes with Kleist book cover

Sex Changes with Kleist analyzes how the dramatist and poet Heinrich von Kleist (1777–1811) responded to a change in the conception of sex and gender that occurred between 1790 and 1810. Specifically, Katrin Pahl shows that Kleist resisted the shift from a one-sex to the two-sex and complementary gender system that is still prevalent today. […]


Building Bridges for Future Partnerships

STRENGTHENING GERMAN PROGRAMS IN THE MD/DC AREA One-Day Symposium Saturday, September 28, 2019 8:30am – 4:00pm Hosted at Johns Hopkins University Click here to REGISTER (20.00) We are excited to invite you to a very important event for German educators in the Maryland / DC Metro Region. On Saturday, September 28, the AATG Chapter will […]


Deborah McGee Mifflin elected as President of AATG

Congratulations to German Language Program Director Deborah McGee Mifflin who has been elected President of the Maryland / DC Metro chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). We are grateful to her for her service to the department and to the field, where she has worked tirelessly to improve German language instruction […]


“Sex Changes with Kleist” by Professor Katrin Pahl

Professor Pahl’s new book Sex Changes with Kleist analyzes how the dramatist and poet Heinrich von Kleist (1777–1811) responded to a change in the conception of sex and gender that occurred between 1790 and 1810.


Congratulations to Professor Samuel Spinner!

Congratulations to Professor Samuel Spinner who was awarded a fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.  Professor Spinner will be on research leave in AY 2019-20 at the Mandel Center beginning work on his new book project, Museums of Words: Holocaust Museums and Literature.


Congratulations to Professor Katrin Pahl!

Congratulations to Professor Katrin Pahl who was awarded a senior fellowship at the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (IKKM) in Weimar for the summer semester 2019.


Max Kade 2019 Undergraduate Summer Travel Grant: Deadline Extended to 3/27/19

Max Kade Center 2019 Undergraduate Summer Travel Grant Deadline Extended: March 27, 2019 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 (German language courses, seminars in other disciplines, internships) in Germany. […]


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 […]