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Fall 2019 UW Germanics Newsletter

Dear Friends of Germanics and Alums:

After a great summer that brought many of us to Europe and other places (Rick and I cycled the entire Neckar river from the spring near Villingen-Schwenningen in the Black Forest to the mouth in Mannheim where the Neckar flows into the Rhein), we are back in Seattle teaching a fantastic set of classes, engaging with the community, and pursuing our diverse research interests.

This newsletter will give you a broad overview about what is going on in Germanics with brief pieces about what department members have been up to, suggestions for interesting readings, and reports about cool events that might also peak your interest. As always, we welcome your feedback, wish to reconnect with our friends and alums, and love to hear about what is going on in your lives. Please reach out to me anytime.

As the holiday season is approaching, we wish you a peaceful and joyous time. Best wishes,


Professor of German

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