German Language and Literature, Department
Neuphilologische Fakultät at the Uni Heidelberg
- Hauptstraße 207-209
- 69117 Heidelberg
- Phone: +49 6221 54-3201
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Special features regarding teachingThe Heidelberg German Studies department offers all three sub-areas of German Studies: Linguistics, Modern German, and Literature and Medieval Studies. The subject has a historical orientation with a focus on literature - language - knowledge. Lecturers from art sections, literary archives and publishing houses, as well as the poetics lectureship, draw connections to their profession.
Special features regarding the international orientationThanks to Erasmus agreements with 30 foreign universities, the German Studies degree courses in Heidelberg are part of a very good international network. There is also a DAAD-funded institute partnership with the University of Breslau with regular exchanges; the department-wide European Centre for Linguistics has also been established. Lectures by visiting academics, international research projects and collaborations with international universities (Paris, Sorbonne) complete the programme.
Special features regarding the equipmentThe department has a library with approx. 100,000 volumes, WiFi reception, 13 internet-enabled PCs, a PC room with 15 workstations, a fully equipped media room, fixed and transportable projectors and four copiers (two for students, two for staff). All rooms are equipped for hybrid teaching. Research can be carried out online with all common German Studies databases and dictionaries.
Special features regarding research activitiesIn all three departments there are large-scale third-party-funded projects (DFG, Academy of Sciences), for example on the epic poems of the early modern period, on the formation of patterns for collective decision-making in contemporary language, or on materials for text cultures (Collaborative Research Centre). In the field of edition studies, there are large edition projects of the works of Franz Kafka and of the notebooks of Bertolt Brecht.
Other special featuresGerman studies in Heidelberg offers the full spectrum and includes the departments of medieval studies (older language and literature), linguistics and modern German literature studies. Dedicated and excellent teaching staff guarantee a diverse range of courses with theoretical and methodological reflection and close practical and research relevance. There is an MA double degree with Paris, a broad array of Erasmus offers, a lectureship in poetics with public lectures and accompanying courses for students, the Brentano Literature Award with a student jury, a theatre working group and a German studies choir.
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