Profile of the Institute of Linguistics and Literary Studies

About the institute

With regard to research and teaching, the members of our institute represent the fields of applied linguistics, digital philology, discourse analysis, multilingualism, as well as linguistic and literary history from the Middle Ages to the present.

Primarily, we focus on the German language and literature, but also on the English language and aspects of linguistics and comparative cultural studies. In addition, interdisciplinary approaches play an important role – for example in the scope of cooperations with the departments of Biology, History, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, or Vocational Education.

Accordingly, our courses of study range from German Studies (Joint Bachelor, Teaching at Grammar Schools and Teaching at Vocational Schools) to Digital Philology (Bachelor, Joint Bachelor and Master), Applied Linguistics (Master), or Interdisciplinary Discourse Studies (Master).

The seven professorships at the institute cover the topics of German as a second and foreign language, Germanic linguistics and medieval studies, as well as modern German literature – and four of them are associated to the field of digital philology.

Current research topics at the institute are: corpus and computational linguistics, (digital) literature and cultural studies, digitization of cultural heritage, discourse linguistics, edition philology, research infrastructures, knowledge and science communication.

Contact information

Prof. Dr. Evelyn Gius (Managing Director)
Prof. Dr. Nina Janich (Deputy Managing Director))

Study coordinator / Study guidance
Florian Ostertag

Opening hours of the secretary's office

Monday – Thursday between 8:30 am and 2 pm

Management assistance
Heike Mantwill
Tel: +49 6151 16-57394