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New Position for Gernot Waldner

September 18, 2020

Gernot WaldnerWarmest congratulations to Gernot Waldner (PhD, 2018) who has just received the six-year Assistant Professorship for Modern German Literature at the University of Vienna.

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Daniel Carranza Joins Department as Fellow, then Assistant Professor

September 2, 2020


This Fall, the Germanic Languages and Literatures Department welcomes Dr. Daniel Carranza as a Fellow in Germanic Languages and Literatures. Dr. Carranza, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, will join the department’s faculty in July 2022 as Assistant Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures.

Dr. Carranza’s scholarship encompasses eighteenth- to twentieth-century German literature; poetics and the history of the lyric; the German philosophical tradition from Kant to Heidegger; moments of cross-pollination between the history of science and the history of philology; ‘new formalisms;’ and literary theory.... Read more about Daniel Carranza Joins Department as Fellow, then Assistant Professor

A Message from the Harvard Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

June 25, 2020

“Die Arbeit in weißer Haut kann sich nicht dort emanzipieren, wo sie in schwarzer Haut gebrandmarkt wird.” – Karl Marx, Das Kapital

The Harvard Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures joins millions of Americans and people across the world in condemning the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, as well as the countless... Read more about A Message from the Harvard Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

In Memoriam: Eckehard P. Simon, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Emeritus

May 6, 2020

Eckehard SimonEckehard P. Simon, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Emeritus, died on May 2, 2020. Despite his modest demeanor, he was a brilliant speaker and a distinguished scholar who published six books and numerous essays, and did extensive work identifying...

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Spring 2020 Events Canceled

March 16, 2020
The Germanic Languages and Literatures department has canceled the remainder of its Spring 2020 events  due to restrictions on travel and gatherings imposed by the university in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Congratulations to Gernot Waldner

October 29, 2019

We are delighted to announce that Gernot Waldner (PhD Harvard, 2018) has accepted a multi-year postdoc position as Universitätsassistent at the prestigious Robert-Musil-Institut für LIteraturforschung at the Universität Klagenfurt. 

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Stephen Mitchell Receives the Jarl Gallén Prize

September 20, 2019

The Jarl Gallén Prize will be bestowed on Professor Stephen Mitchell in the Great Hall of the Finnish Literature Society, Hallituskatu 1, at 13:00 on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Prof. Kaarle Hämeri, Chancellor of the University of Helsinki, will present the prize. Prof. Mitchell will deliver a lecture entitled “Magic and Memory in the Medieval North”, which will be followed by a seminar with four speakers on subjects pertinent to his...

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Congratulations to Alexander Lambrow and Anton Chaevitch

September 18, 2019
Warmest congratulations to Alex Lambrow (PhD 2019), who has received a multi-year post-doctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University, and to Anton Chaevitch (PhD 2019), who has just begun a new position as an International Arbitration Attorney in Washington, DC.