Research unit

German Department (german and general linguistics, german and comparative literature)


The German Section organizes courses in German language and literature (Bachelor and PhD). The student has to combine them with studies in English or Dutch language and literature. He/she also will be instructed in philosophy, in history and in history of arts.


The Sectiont covers several research areas: sociolinguistics (analyses of language-practice in lower social classes and alphabeticalization), synchronic linguistics of modern german, the passive voice, linguistics of 16th century; German literature of the "Age of Goethe" (1780 to 1830), german speaking literature of 20th century, comparative literature: orient versus occident, theory and practice of edition, the 'retheatralization' of theatre at the turn of the century (1900).

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