Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences • Northwestern University

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Remembering Volker Dürr

Professor Volker Dürr, a professor of German, who taught at Northwestern from 1973 until his retirement in 2008, died on May 11th of this year in his hometown of Rockenhausen, Germany.  Professor Dürr received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1973 in the Comparative Literature Department with a specialization in modern European literature.  His dissertation compared the works of Gottfried Keller with those of Gustav Flaubert.  Among the many projects he undertook while at Princeton was the careful examination of the manuscripts of Hermann Broch ... continue 

Incoming Freshmen Class of 2018

We extend a special welcome to the incoming freshmen class of 2018! Please start your search with the First-Year Focus or consult the Yearly Schedule for German to plan your academic year.

Alumni and Friends! Wherever you are ...

We would like to keep in touch with you and let you know what is happening in the German department. Please send us your contact information and let us know how you are doing and what is new in your life. We have established a scholarship fund to help our students take advantage of study abroad and internship opportunities in German-speaking countries. We are asking alumni and friends of our department to contribute to the Scholarship for Study Abroad fund. We hope you will consider a gift.

"Wer fremde Sprachen nicht kennt, weiß nichts von seiner eigenen."
Those who know nothing of foreign languages, know nothing of their own.
Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Maximen und Reflexionen


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