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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.

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

CofC’s Dr. Sarah Koellner participates in Notre Dame’s “Literaturbetrieb” Seminar in Berlin
Posted on 27 June 2019 | 10:51 am
Since June 16th, Dr. Koellner has the opportunity to discuss the contemporary artistic landscape in Germany with key players from the “Literaturbetrieb” as a fellow of the Notre Dame Berlin Seminar. Part of the incredible experience were seminars with the Georg-Büchner-Preis winner Therézia Mora, Suhrkamp’s chief editor Thomas Sparr and film director Volker Schlöndorff (just […]
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Dr. Nancy Nenno presents on black Austrians and recent Cinema at Austrian Studies Association annualconference
Posted on 15 April 2019 | 2:36 pm
On April 12th, CofC Professor of German Dr. Nancy Nenno presented a paper entitled “Hearing Voices: Black Austrians and Recent Cinema“ at a research panel on “Migration-Integration in Contemporary Austrian Cinema and Culture.” Now back in Charleston, Dr. Nenno will be introducing black German filmmaker and author Mo Asumang for two events related to her […]
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