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Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - German Studies

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With faculty members working at the forefront of literary, media and cultural studies, the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - German Studies immerses students both in the rich literary traditions of German-language literature and in the innovative directions of transdisciplinary research. With our multiple major, minor, honors and joint honors programs, we can accommodate a broad range of student interests from 18th-century Enlightenment to questions of migration and multiculturalism in contemporary German culture. While our department offers a wide spectrum of courses in language, literature and culture, our particular strengths lie in philosophy, critical theory, cultural studies, philology, cinema and media studies, and digital humanities. Students in our department receive close attention and individual mentoring in both their academic and professional training. We also consider German Studies to be part of a broader humanistic endeavor and encourage students to draw on the wealth of faculty working on relevant topics both at McGill and the many other Montreal universities in departments and programs such as History, Philosophy, Music, Art History and Communications, Jewish Studies, English, and other national literatures

  • Adolph Menzel, "Aufbahrung der Märzgefallenen," aftermath of the 1848 revolution

    Adolph Menzel, "Aufbahrung der Märzgefallenen," aftermath of the 1848 revolution in Berlin

  • Illustration of Alexander the Great's travels to the Far East from Sebastian Mün

    Illustration of Alexander the Great's travels to the Far East from Sebastian Münster's Cosmographia (1544)

  • Wim Wenders, Alice in the Cities (1974)

    Wim Wenders, Alice in the Cities (1974)

  • The Skladanowsky Brothers, Alexanderplatz, Berlin (film from 1896)

    The Skladanowsky Brothers, Alexanderplatz, Berlin (film from 1896)

  • Robert Wiene, Orlacs Hände (1924)

    Robert Wiene, Orlacs Hände (1924)

  • Lucas Cranach the Elder, "Fountain of Youth" (1546)

    Lucas Cranach the Elder, "Fountain of Youth" (1546)

  • R. W. Fassbinder, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)

    R. W. Fassbinder, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, Sunrise (1926)

    Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, Sunrise (1926)

  • Fritz Lang, Destiny (1921)

    Fritz Lang, Destiny (1921)

  • Nibelungenlied - Manuscript C (13th Century)

    Nibelungenlied - Manuscript C (13th Century)

  • J.W. Goethe, From the Arabesques of Tiepolo (1786)

    J.W. Goethe, From the Arabesques of Tiepolo (1786)

  • J.W. Goethe, Theory of Colour (1808)

    J.W. Goethe, Theory of Colour (1808)

  • Caspar David Friedrich, The Monk at the Sea (1809)

    Caspar David Friedrich, The Monk at the Sea (1809)

  • Raoul Hausmann, The Mechanical Head (1920)

    Raoul Hausmann, The Mechanical Head (1920)

  • Spitzweg, The Poor Poet

    Spitzweg, The Poor Poet

  • Raoul Hausmann, Tatlin at Home (1920)

    Raoul Hausmann, Tatlin at Home (1920)

  • Theater as Boxing Ring - Premier of Bertolt Brecht's Mahagonny (1927)

    Theater as Boxing Ring - Premier of Bertolt Brecht's Mahagonny (1927)

  • Triadic Ballet by Bauhaus theater director Oskar Schlemmer (1926)

    Triadic Ballet by Bauhaus theater director Oskar Schlemmer (1926)

  • Advertisement for Walter Ruttmann's "Berlin - Symphony of a Great City" (1927)

    Advertisement for Walter Ruttmann's "Berlin - Symphony of a Great City" (1927)

  • Arno Schmidt, Zettelkasten (1975)

    Arno Schmidt, Zettelkasten (1975)

  • Paul Citroen, Metropolis (1923)

    Paul Citroen, Metropolis (1923)

  • Joseph Beuys, Vorsicht Kunst

    Joseph Beuys, Vorsicht Kunst

  • Jeanne-Claude and Christo, Wrapped Reichstag

    Jeanne-Claude and Christo, Wrapped Reichstag

  • Anselm Kiefer, Meistersinger

    Anselm Kiefer, Meistersinger

  • Anselm Kiefer, Buch mit Flugeln

    Anselm Kiefer, Buch mit Flugeln

  • Robert Rossellini, Germania anno zero (1948)

    Robert Rossellini, Germania anno zero (1948)

  • Werner Herzog, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

    Werner Herzog, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

  • Lesser Ury, "Nollendorfplatz at Night" (Berlin, 1925)

    Lesser Ury, "Nollendorfplatz at Night" (Berlin, 1925)

  • Lotte Reiniger, The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

    Lotte Reiniger, The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

  • G. W. Pabst, Secrets of a Soul (1926)

    G. W. Pabst, Secrets of a Soul (1926)

  • Karl Friedrich Schinkel, "The Queen of the Night," design for 1815 production of

    Karl Friedrich Schinkel, "The Queen of the Night," design for 1815 production of The Magic Flute