Courses of Study

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


Department of German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature

Last updated: November 4, 2010 at 3:20 p.m.


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

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

Irina Dubinina, Russian Language Program Director
Bilingualism. Russian heritage speakers. Teaching language through culture/film/theater. Second-language acquisition in Russian. First-language attrition.

Yu Feng, Chinese Language Program Director
Chinese language.

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

Christine Geffers Browne, German Language Program Director
Foreign language acquisition. German realism. Christianity and literature. German-Jewish identity.

David Powelstock, Undergraduate Advising Head (Russian); Chair, Russian and East European Studies
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian literature. Romanticism. Modernism. Czech literature. Poetry. Translation. Literary theory.

Hiroko Sekino, Japanese Language Program Director

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.

Courses of Instruction