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TitelFellowships and Teaching Assistantships for Graduate Study in German, University of Illinois
BeschreibungFellowships and Teaching Assistantships with Tuition and Fee Waivers Available for Graduate Study in German at the University of Illinois

The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of
Illinois is accepting applications for graduate study leading to the MA or PHD to begin in fall 2009. Distinguished by its broad range, its long history, and its award-winning faculty, the department teaches German and Scandinavian languages, and offers courses in literary and cultural studies from the Middle Ages to the present, in historical and applied linguistics, and in film studies and critical theory.

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 all areas of German language and literature. Ph.D. students specialize in literature, cultural studies, or linguistics. They also have the option of incorporating Scandinavian languages, literatures, and cultures.
Students are further encouraged to take advantage of the rich and interdisciplinary offerings of the university. They may supplement course work in the Department with study in other departments and programs such as the Program in Medieval Studies, the Program in Comparative and World Literatures, Cinema Studies, the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, the Gender and Women's Studies Program, the Program in Jewish Culture and Society, the Program in Second Language Acquisition/Teacher Education [SLATE], or the Department of Linguistics. 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 Foundation, and we maintain a faculty exchange with the University of Göttingen. We have a remarkably active intellectual climate with a robust lecture series and program of regular conferences, colloquia, and symposia, 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 full benefits and tuition and fee waivers, are available to qualified applicants. We welcome your interest and invite you to contact any of us for additional information:
Professor Laurie Johnson, chair of graduate admissions (,
Professor Carl Niekerk, director of graduate studies (,
Professor Anke Pinkert, director of graduate recruitment (,
or Professor Mara Wade, department head ( Application forms are available online at and through our website, at
Applications are due by January 15 for full fellowship consideration and thereafter on a rolling basis.

Mara R. Wade, Head

Professor of Germanic Languages & Literatures
and in the Programs for Comparative and World Literatures, Cinema Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, International Studies, Jewish Society and Culture, Library Administration, and the European Union Center

Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
2090 Foreign Languages Building
707 S. Mathews Avenue
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois 61801 USA
fax: +217 244-2223
office phone: + 217 333-9353 (head's office)or +217 333-8777

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PersonName: Wade, Mara [Prof.] 
Funktion: Kontakt 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Strasse/Postfach: 2090 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Avenue 
Stadt: Urbana, Illinois 61801 USA 
Telefon: +217 333-9353 
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