The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has reviewed Stefan Andriopoulos’s new book Gespenster, praising its readings of Kant, Hegel, and Schopenhauer as "utterly convincing, precise, and elegant."

Sophie Salvo has joined the German department at the University of Chicago as Assistant Professor. Congratulations, Sophie! 

Interdisciplinary Conference: System and Fragment: Epistemic Collisions in the Long 19th Century and in its Current Reinterpretations (Nov 15th to 17th, 2018) 

Michael Gamper will be our Max Kade Visiting Professor next spring.

The following students successfully defended their dissertations this academic year: Alyssa Greene, Vincent HesslingMichael Lipkin, and Ross Shields.

Silja Weber, Lecturer in German, has joined the faculty. 

Nina Ernst, Lecturer in Swedish, has joined the faculty.

The Department of Germanic Languages at Columbia University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in German literature to begin July 1, 2019. We seek candidates with a specialization in German literature and culture post 1700 with a strong theoretical background. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an active research and publication agenda and to teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Native or near-native fluency in German and English is a requirement. Candidates must have PhD by time of appointment. Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For more information and to apply, please go to: Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer--Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

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