Auf Wiedersehen, dept?

UK“… Faced with the closure of German departments across the country, she’s having to expand her search to research posts in bibliography ā€“ the academic study of books. Germanists like her, she says, ‘are having to take our passion for our subject behind closed doors, into libraries and archives’. Next month, another university’s senate will debate a proposal from senior management to close its German department in 2013. The full-time lecturer, full-time teaching fellow and part-time teaching fellow who make up the University of Leicester’s German department have been told the future of their department is ‘unsustainable’ …” (more)

[Jessica Shepherd, Guardian, 22 September]

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