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TitelFellowships and Teaching Assistantships for Graduate Study in German at the University of Illinois
BeschreibungThe Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois is accepting applications from candidates wishing to begin study in Fall 2013. Our program has an award-winning faculty who teach and publish on interdisciplinary topics and whose exceptionally diverse backgrounds and interests coalesce into a meaningful whole. We offer courses in literature and culture studies from the middle ages to the present, in applied linguistics, in film studies, and in critical theory, among other areas.

The graduate program of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures offers both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in German. M.A. students receive in-depth training in German language, literature, and culture. Ph.D. students specialize in literature, cultural studies, or in linguistics. They also have the option of incorporating Scandinavian languages, literatures, and cultures. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the rich and interdisciplinary offerings of the university. They may supplement coursework in the Department with study in other departments and programs such as the Program in Comparative Literature, the Unit for Cinema Studies, the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, the Women's Studies Program, the Program in Jewish Culture and Society, the Program in Second Language Acquisition/Teacher Education [SLATE], the Program in Medieval Studies, the Department of Linguistics, and the Program in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies. Students can obtain minors or certificates from these various programs.

The department regularly wins funding from competitive grant programs such as the Max Kade Foundation, the Humboldt Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Program, Fulbright, and the Swedish Institute. Each spring, we host a visiting professor from Germany under the auspices of the Max Kade program, and we maintain a faculty exchange with the University of Göttingen. We have a remarkably active intellectual climate that includes lectures and regular conferences at which we host a wide range of guests and speakers from Germany, Scandinavia, and the United States. All faculty pursue an active research agenda and regularly publish and present their research in major academic venues.

Our graduate students spend substantial time abroad via our exchanges with German universities, under the auspices of Fulbright or the German Academic Exchange Service, or as teaching assistants with our Austria-Illinois Exchange Program in Vienna. They also participate in summer programs and conduct summer research at academic institutions and libraries in the U.S. and abroad. Dissertation fellowships are available through the School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics as well as from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The department provides graduate student instructors with solid pedagogical training to take on diverse teaching assignments within the curriculum, ranging from beginning to advanced levels of German and Swedish language instruction to upper-division, writing-intensive literature courses in English. Our teaching assistants are also involved in curricular work, assisting in test construction, course development, and program coordination. Through careful mentoring by the faculty, our graduate student instructors are guided to become self-directed and critically reflective teachers.

Full fellowships (available from the Department, from our School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics, and from the Max Kade Foundation) and teaching assistantships, with benefits, are available to qualified applicants. We welcome your interest and invite you to contact any of us for additional information: Professor Laurie Johnson, graduate admissions and recruitment (, Professor Stephanie Hilger, director of graduate studies (, or Professor Carl Niekerk, department head ( Application forms are available online at
and through our website, at

Applications are due by January 1, 2013 for full fellowship consideration.

More information about our program and the opportunities we offer is on our website:

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PersonName: Carl Niekerk 
Funktion: Professor, Department Head 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois 
Strasse/Postfach: 707 S. Mathews Ave. 
Postleitzahl: 61801 
Stadt: Urbana 
Telefon: 217-333-7057 
Fax: 217-244-2223 
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