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Lee Ferrell
BMW Senior Lecturer of German
Director Languages and International Trade
B.A. in Economics and Finance, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
M.A. in German; TEFL Graduate Certificate, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Office: 501 Strode Tower
Phone: (864) 656-3393
E-mail: ferrell

Harris King
Senior Lecturer of German
B.A. in German, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
M.B.A. and M.A. in German, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
A.B.D., University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Office: 320 Daniel Hall
Phone: (864) 656-3393
E-mail: oswaldk

Jeff Love

Research Professor of German and Russian
Professor of Russian and German

B.A. University of Toronto; Ph.D. Yale University

Research: Philosophy, Literature; Kojève, Heidegger, Nietzsche; Dostoevsky, Tolstoy

Dept. Phone: 656-3393
E-mail: gjlove

Johannes Schmidt
Professor of German and German Section Head

Native of Hamburg, Germany; B.A. in Germanistics, Linguistics, and Economics (Universität Konstanz); M.A. in Germanic Languages and Literatures (University of Massachusetts/Amherst); Ph.D. in German Literature (Universität Hamburg)

Teaching: German literature (mostly 18th century), culture, and language; honors humanities courses (Enlightenment, Literature, Holocaust)

Advising: Majors and Minors in B.A. in Modern Languages (German concentration); Study Abroad (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)

Research: Johann Gottfried Herder, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing; German literature (especially drama) of the 18th century, Philosophy of History, Language, and Religion

Professional Service: Treasurer-Secretary of the International Herder Society for North America; co-editor of the Herder Yearbook

Curriculum vitae

Office: 704 Strode Tower
Dept. Phone: (864) 656-3393
E-mail: schmidj
Skype: herr-schmidt

Gabriela Stoicea

Associate Professor of German

B.A. in English and German, University of Craiova (Romania)
M.A. in Translation Studies, University of Bucharest (Romania)
M.A. in German, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. in German, Yale University

Teaching: German literature, culture, and intellectual history from the late 18th century to the present; German language (all levels); Honors courses

Research: history of the novel, narrative theory, film studies, science and literature, politics and literature, translation as intercultural communication

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Office: 513 Strode Tower
Office Dept.: (864) 656-3393
E-mail address: stoicea

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