Institute of German Language and Literature Studies

The institute is at an intersection between linguistics, didactics, educational- and cultural sciences regarding research and teaching. It is involved in several degree programmes, such as "Teaching and Learning, B.A.", "Master of Education (M.Ed.)", the "Leuphana B.A." and the major in cultural studies (M.A.). Scientific research and the promotion of young scientists are a central concern of the institute. Furthermore, students have the opportunity to complete their doctoral studies (Dr. phil.).

The institute consists of two departments, German literature studies and their didactics and German language studies and their didactics.

Research Activities

Literature Studies and their Didactics
Prof. Dr. Claudia Albes

Applied Linguistics
Prof. Dr. Karina Frick

Didactics of Teaching German
Prof. Dr. Astrid Neumann

Modern German Literature Studies
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Steierwald

German Language and its Didactics/ Applied Linguistics
Administrative Professorship Dr. Jonas Wagner-Thombansen

German Language and its Didactics for Secondary Schools
Verwaltungsprofessur Dr. Seda Yilmaz Wörfel


Research interests and research projects of the institute members can be found on the pages of the different work areas, on the individual personal pages as well as in the research database.