Skip to:


Aug 15, 2014
Please join me in congratulating German and Comparative Literature professor Amir Eshel, along with MTL PhD Brian Johnsrud, who have received an award from the Roberta Bowman Denning Initiative for the Lacuna Stories project.
Feb 12, 2014
The Gerda Henkel Foundation has generously agreed to extend its support to bring scholars from German universities to Stanford’s Department of German studies through the academic year 2018-19.  The Gerda Henkel Visiting Professors spend one quarter at Stanford during which they offer a seminar in their area of expertise, present a public lecture and participate in Stanford’s intellectual community, as they continue their own research. Selected through a competitive open application process, the Visiting Professors are drawn from fields in the historical humanities in order to enrich...
May 03, 2013
Ruth Starkman is a lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric. Please see her Huffington Post blog entry on "Preparing the Next Generation of Humanities Scholar Teachers at Stanford." Please also visit Ruth Starkman's Official Huffington Post blog for her past entries on a wide variety of interesting topics.A philosopher and nurse by training, Ruth Starkman currently teaches "The Rhetoric of Biomedical ethics" and "Science, Democracy and Social Media." In addition to teaching and tutoring students, she is the author of two books and writes on political...
Jun 21, 2012
Crossings is the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages annual publication highlighting the Division's graduates.  Included in this year's Crossings publication are personal essays from many of the DLCL graduates, as well as an update from the Division Chair and an update on the DLCL Research Unit.  You can download a .pdf of this years Crossings by clicking on the link below. As always, thank you to our donors.
May 03, 2012
The DLCL is pleased to announce that Russell Berman, Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities, with appointments in German Studies and Comparative Literature, has been granted an award of $125,000 by The Teagle Foundation for the project, “Graduate Student and Faculty Collaborative Teaching in the Humanities.” Building on the success of an earlier Teagle grant, this generous award will expand and sustain a program focused on deepening preparation of graduate students for teaching and enhancing the quality of undergraduate learning in classes taught by faculty and graduate...
Aug 19, 2010
Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor at Stanford University 2012-2013Call for ApplicationsFocus Area: Beyond the Nation: Germany in Europe The Department of German Studies at Stanford University is pleased to announce the Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship for 2012-2013 and to request applications, due by March 30, 2012. The Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship is open to faculty members at German universities with distinguished scholarly accomplishments in a historical humanities department other than literature, such as: History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Art History or Music History....