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Department of German and Russian Studies

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Established in August 2006, the Department of German and Russian Studies is the youngest department in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs. Our faculty consists of five full-time roster faculty and several adjunct instructors of German and Russian. Both programs offer a full range of extra-curricular activities in which students and faculty participate. We encourage you to explore the reasons for studying these languages, and please talk with us about the numerous opportunities we offer.

Check out the 1st College of Charleston German-American Business Summit

Department Spotlight

Spotlight PortraitStephen Della Lana
Coordinator, Cultural Vistas Summer Internship in Germany
Read this article on Professor Della Lana's successful summer internship program.

Department Highlights

Dr. Irina ErmanDr. Irina Erman
Director of Russian Studies Program
Read this interview with Dr. Erman

Department News

Dr. Nancy Nenno presents research on Black Austrians and Civic Identity at German Studies Association Conference
Posted on 1 October 2016 | 6:35 am
This weekend, Dr. Nancy Nenno will be presenting on her most recent research at the annual conference of the German Studies Asociation in San Diego. Her presentation, entitled “Black Austrians and Civic Identity: Charles Ofoedu and Operation Spring,” is part of the GSA Seminar “Making Democratic Subjectivities II: Margins, Centers, Intersection.”
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Dr. Irina Erman gives workshop on “19th Century Russian Writers and Romantic Nationalism” at Claflin University
Posted on 30 September 2016 | 5:55 am
On September 29th, Dr. Irina Erman gave a 2 hour lecture/workshop on “19th Century Russian Writers and Romantic Nationalism” to 20 faculty members at Claflin University, as apart of their Mellon “Internationalize the Humanities” series.
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Busy Weekend for CofC German and Russian Faculty
Posted on 20 March 2016 | 9:00 pm
This weekend was a busy one for German and Russian Faculty at CofC. Dr. Nancy Nenno presented her research at the annual conference of the Philological Association of the Carolinas in Charlotte in a talk entitled “Angelo Soliman: Exemplum of Austrian Multiculturalism, Today and Yesterday.” Meanwhile, back at CofC, the German program hosted the annual […]
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