There are currently 17 core faculty members in Germanic Studies, whose research and teaching covers the majority of the field, including culture, intellectual history, film, linguistics, literature, pedagogy, and philology. We cover literature and culture from the medieval period to today. We teach the earliest Germanic languages (including Gothic, Icelandic, Old Norse, and Saxon), as well as Dutch, German, Norwegian, and Yiddish.
Our graduate students combine training as generalists with various specializations from our program and beyond. In addition to the core faculty members in Germanic Studies, we have a large network of adjunct professors in many departments and programs, including Art History, Comparative Literature, English, History, History and Philosophy of Science, Jewish Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, and Second Language Acquisition.