German Area Studies


German Scholarship in Blocker Showcase

Spring '18 Students studied abroad in Germany showcase their internships and studies throughout the semester.Transformed by immersive study abroad opportunities in Germany, 20 Hobart and William Smith students shared their reflections during this year’s Blocker Cultural Showcase— named for the generosity of Julius G.…
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German Studies Welcome

Visiting Assistant Professor of German Area Studies Ashwin Manthripragada and Associate Professor of German Area Studies Eric Klaus chat with students at the German Area Studies Welcome Dinner at the Office of Intercultural Affairs.To celebrate the beginning of the semester, new and returning members of the German Area Studies Department attended the annual Welcome Dinner to discuss the year ahead over traditional German…
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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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