Slideshow for German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literatures

Class of 2015

Congratulations to all of our GRALL students who graduated on Sunday, May 17!

Innovations in Teaching and Research Grants

The Provost's Innovations in Teaching Grants, developed in partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Provost's Innovations in Research Grants were launched this past spring to support and enhance the teaching and research excellence for which Brandeis is known. Congratulations to the GRALL faculty members who have been awarded a grant for Innovation in Teaching and Research:

Irina Dubinina, Innovations in Teaching Grant
Pushing for Greater Proficiency in Russian Classrooms

Xiwen Lu, Innovations in Teaching Grant
Improving Students' Chinese Reading Ability Using Computer-Based Teaching Approach

Harleen Singh, Innovations in Research Grant
Half an Independence: Women, Violence, and Modern Lives in India

Pu Wang, Innovations in Research Grant
Marx Enters the Temple of Confucius: Literary Representations of National Antiquity in Revolutionary China

Senior Faculty Research Leave Award

Congratulations to GRALL faculty member David Powelstock, one of the recipients of the 2015-16 Senior Faculty Research Leaves! These competitive awards provide Arts & Sciences faculty with a non-teaching semester and research funds to allow them to focus on a scholarly or creative project.

Professor Powelstock received the award for his proposed project, The Inward Turn: Lyric Selfhood in the Russian Poetry of the 1830s, a critical re-examination of a crucial formative stage in the history of Russian literature and culture and an attempt to look at lyric poetry in a new, interdisciplinary way.


The Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature includes the German Studies Program, the Russian Studies Program, the Chinese Language Program, and the Japanese Language Program, as well as language courses in Hindi and Korean.