Courses of Study

  • Chinese
  • East Asian Studies (major/minor)
  • European Cultural Studies (major)
  • German Studies (major/minor)
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian Studies (major/minor)
  • South Asian Studies (minor)


German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature

Last updated: August 14, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.


Stephen Dowden, Chair
Chair and Undergraduate Advising Head, European Cultural Studies
German modernism. Romanticism. The Novel: Kafka, Bernhard, Thomas Mann, Broch, Musil, Goethe. Austrian literature.

Irina Dubinina, Undergraduate Advising Head, Russian Studies; Russian Language Program Director (on leave spring 2015)
Bilingualism. Russian heritage speakers. Teaching language through culture/film/theater. Second-language acquisition in Russian. First-language attrition.

Yu Feng, Chinese Language Program Director (on leave fall 2014)
Chinese language.

Matthew Fraleigh
Classical and modern Japanese literature and language. Cultural and literary exchange between China and Japan. Literature and travel.

Hisae Fujiwara, Japanese Language Program Director

Xiwen Lu
Lecturer in Chinese.

Robin Feuer Miller
Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. Nineteenth-century Russian literature and comparative literature. The novel. Reader-response criticism.

Yukimi Nakano
Lecturer in Japanese.

David Powelstock, Chair, Russian Studies
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian literature. Romanticism. Modernism. Czech literature. Poetry. Translation. Literary theory.

Kathrin Seidl, Undergraduate Advising Head, German Studies; German Language Program Director
German language and literature. German literature in its South American reception.

Harleen Singh
South Asian studies. Comparative literature. Postcolonial theory and studies.

Sabine von Mering
Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century German literature. German women writers. Feminist theory. Language pedagogy. Drama.

Pu Wang

Affiliated Faculty (contributing to the curriculum, advising and administration of the department or program)
ChaeRan Freeze (Near Eastern and Judaic Studies)
Gregory Freeze (History)
Eugene Sheppard (Near Eastern and Judaic Studies)
Govind Sreenivasan (History)
Aida Yuen Wong (Fine Arts)
Bernard Yack (Politics)

Courses of Instruction