German & Russian Studies Faculty

German & Russian Studies Faculty

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Carl Gelderloos

Associate Professor of German

German and Russian Studies

Research Interests

  • 20th-century German literature and culture
  • Weimar modernism and the avant-garde
  • the photography of New Objectivity
  • Alfred Döblin
  • Critical Theory and the Frankfurt School
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Science fiction
  • Marx and Marxism
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Donald J. Loewen

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Enrollment Management; Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Enrollment; Associate Professor

Enrollment Management; Academic Affairs, Office of the Executive VP and Provost; German and Russian Studies

Research Interests

  • Russian Language
  • Literature and Cultural History
  • Russian/Soviet Memory Cultures
  • Legacy of Soviet-era Monuments in Post-Soviet Space(s)
  • Poetry and Performance in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
  • Autobiographies of the Great Russian Poets
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Ingeborg Majer-O'Sickey

Research Interests

  • Feminist Film Theory
  • Contemporary German Film
  • Representations of the Holocaust in World Cinema
  • Film in the "Third Reich," Weimar Cinema
  • Turkish-German Cinema
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Rosmarie T. Morewedge

Associate Professor

German and Russian Studies

Research Interests

  • Pre-Courtly Medieval German Minstrel Epic
  • Fairy Tales
  • Folklore, Narratology
  • Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy
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Neil Christian Pages

Associate Professor

German and Russian Studies

Research Interests

  • Germanophone and Scandinavian Languages and Literatures
  • European Cultural History, Commemorative Practices
  • Translation
  • Comparative Modernisms
  • Text and Image, the Habsburg Empire
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Marina Zalesski

Research Interests

  • Russian Language and Culture
  • The "Silver Age" in Russian Literature
  • Russian Religious Philosophy
  • Religion and Soviet Ideology
  • Representations of Russian Identity in Literature and Film
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Harald Zils

Associate Professor

German and Russian Studies

Research Interests

  • Anthropological Perspectives on Literature and Philosophy
  • Technology in Teaching
  • Aesthetic Theories of Production and Reception
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German Language Instructors

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Gulden Olgun

Graduate Student

Comparative Literature

Research Interests

  • Transnational Cinema and Literature, particularly German-Turkish Cinema and Literature
  • Cinemas of displacement and exile
  • Kurdish Cinema in Germany
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Research Interests

  • The unsayable, unspeakable, and speechlessness
  • The relation between language and music
  • Melancholy, cynicism, psychoanalysis
  • Friedrich Nietzsche, Robert Musil, Rudolf Borchardt, and Georg Lukács
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Affiliated Faculty

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Sean F. Dunwoody

Undergraduate Director; Assistant Professor

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies; History

Research Interests

  • Early Modern Europe, German lands/Holy Roman Empire
  • Religious history
  • History and social theory
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Julia Walker

Associate Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies

Art History

Research Interests

  • Modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism
  • architectural theory
  • social and political memory in postwar German visual culture
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