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TitelFellowships/TAships for Germanic Studies MA and PhD at University of Illinois in Chicago
BeschreibungGraduate Studies in German:

The Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks promising students to join our interdisciplinary department of scholars and teachers. Housed in the heart of Chicago in UIC’s School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics, our department is particularly attuned to the linkages between German culture, transnational identities, and urban spaces. We foster cross-cultural dialogues with the manifold cultural groups represented in the university and in the greater Chicago area.


We offer a variety of financial support opportunities for graduate study, including fellowships funded by the Max Kade Foundation for both incoming and advanced graduate students, as well as teaching and research assistantships, and study exchange opportunities at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Programs of Study:

We offer a Master’s and a Ph.D. in Germanic Studies, and each student’s course of study is developed in an individualized manner. Germanic Studies MA and PhD students can also pursue interdepartmental concentrations in Central and Eastern European Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Jewish Studies, and Second Language Teaching. Graduates of the M.A. and Ph.D. programs have garnered teaching positions at liberal arts colleges, research universities, community colleges, and high schools. We mentor all students intensively during their educational path.

Intellectual Community:

Our intellectual community is particularly vibrant, as faculty and students in German Studies take advantage of lectures and presentations from a wealth of scholars in the greater Chicago German Studies community and beyond. The School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics provides a cutting-edge intellectual environment in which students and faculty share their work. Graduate students in the School work together with their peers in related national literature departments to organize reading groups and graduate student conferences that attract national and international participation.


Our faculty members have expertise in areas ranging from 18th to 21st century literature and culture, in Film Studies, and in Second Language Acquisition.

Core Faculty:

Patrick Fortmann: long nineteenth-century; poetics of science; political imaginary; Kafka; Büchner; Goethe.

Sara Hall: international silent film; contemporary German cinema and transnational film markets; women film pioneers.

Elizabeth Loentz: German-Jewish Studies, Yiddish culture in Central Europe, transnational and migrant literature, First German Women's Movement, late 19th to 21st century literature.

Dagmar Lorenz: post-Enlightenment Austrian, German and German-Jewish literature and culture, Holocaust literature and film, women’s writing.

Imke Meyer: Narrative; critical theory; gender studies; late 19th- and 20th-century German and Austrian literature and culture; German and Austrian Film.

Susanne Rott: Second Language Acquisition; applied linguistics; lexical semantics in second language learners.

Heidi Schlipphacke: 18th-century European thought; gender and kinship; post-WWII German and Austrian literature; European cinema; queer theory; critical theory; time.

Astrida Tantillo: Goethe; 18th-century literature, culture, and history of science.

Visiting Faculty:

Anna Guillemin: Modernism, Romanticism, Enlightenment, aesthetics, art history and visual studies, translation theory and world literature, history of philology.

Robert Ryder: Walter Benjamin and the Frankfurt School, German radio and film theory, sound studies, critical theory, German Romantic music and philosophy, twentieth-century German literature, cultural history of German hospitality and corporations.

For more information about funding for graduate studies in German at the University of Illinois at Chicago, please contact Elizabeth Loentz, Head, Department of Germanic Studies ( Please see our website for more information about graduate study in our department ( ) (

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PersonName: Elizabeth Loentz 
Funktion: Associate Professor and Head of Germanic Studies UIC 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
Klassifikation01.00.00 Allgemeine deutsche Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
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