Loyola University Chicago

Modern Languages and Literatures


  • The Altenheim: A German “Old People’s Home” Through the Ages

    On Friday, June 22nd, at 7:30pm a talk will be given by Dr. Reinhard Andress at Dank Haus German American Cultural Center. The topic is the Altenheim, a German "Old People’s Home" in Forest Park. For decades the Altenheim served the aged German-American community before becoming a senior residency open to other ethnic groups as well. It is still in operation today.
  • Symposium of the North American Society for Exile Studies

    On May 18-19, 2018, the Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures and the College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a meeting of the North American Society for Exile Studies (NASES) on the Lakeshore Campus of Loyola University with papers and other events surrounding the topic of the“Early Stages of Exile: Somewhere Between Home and Arrival” within the context of German Exile Studies.
  • Retiring Modern Languages Professor Volunteers Time to Teach Prisoners

    Loyola Professor Andrew McKenna is taking his teaching to a new classroom – one in Stateville Correctional Center to be specific. The French professor in the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures will retire from Loyola after teaching at the University for over 40 years, but will continue to volunteer his time at the correctional center teaching English and literature.
  • German Studies

    An ordinary artifact, until its significance was uncovered

    Dr. Reinhard Andress, professor of German and director of the German Studies Program in the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures of Loyola’s College of Arts and Sciences, discovered an important document while researching the German explorer, geographer, scientist, romantic philosopher and author of Kosmos, Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859).