German Area Studies


Examining Work of Sylvia Plath

Plath_1American writer Sylvia Plath is best known for her poems and semi-autobiographical book The Bell Jar, but her translation of Rainer Maria Rilke’s 1907 poem “Ein Prophet” provides unprecedented insight…
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Spring Language Tables

Germany Language Table-00063“French table isn’t about perfect grammar. It’s about speaking French with others who only want to help you improve and succeed,” says Margaret “Gretty” Hollister ’20, vice president of the…
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German Fluency Starts Here

Germany Language Table-00063The German Area Studies Department is kicking off the semester with weekly study tables on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Cellar Pub. Known in German as stammtisch,…
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Viewing Germany from the Blocker Showcase

Blocker_WilliamsCam_3Each year, the Blocker Fellowship funds student participation in an HWS-sponsored study abroad program in Germany. Thanks to the generosity of Julius G. Blocker ’53, the funds enable students to…
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Symposium Addresses Cultural Topography

Spaces ReMembered Cultures ReWrittenA symposium at HWS this spring, sponsored by the German Area Studies Program, was held to discuss issues of cultural topography. Titled Spaces Re-Membered, Cultures Re-Written, the event featured a…
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