Hans Adler

Credentials: German

Email: hadler@wisc.edu

Office Number: 847 Van Hise Hall

Emeritus professor of German. Hans Adler has been a member of the Department of German since 1990 after teaching for twelve years at universities in Germany. His research and teaching covers 18th through 21st-century literature and culture, literary theory, aesthetics, and the relationship between literature, philosophy, and social history.

David M. Bethea

Credentials: Slavic

Email: dmbethea@wisc.edu


Monika Chavez

Credentials: German

Email: mmchavez@wisc.edu

Emerita professor of German. Monika Chavez's current research focuses on social and perceptual aspects of language learning and teaching. Taking a comparative angle, Monika explores the views of learners of different languages; and of teachers and learners; she also compares language narratives in popular and academic discourses; and investigates the intersection between empirical measures of classroom language use, intent, and perceptions.

Alexander Dolinin

Credentials: Slavic

Email: dolinin@wisc.edu


Halina Filipowicz

Credentials: Slavic

Email: hfilipow@wisc.edu

Halina Filipowicz’s fields of specialization are Polish literary and intellectual history, history and theory of drama and theatre, and gender and women’s studies.

Francis Gentry

Credentials: German

Email: fgg1@psu.edu

Emeritus professor of German.

Sabine Groß

Credentials: German

Email: sgross@wisc.edu

Emerita professor of German, faculty member in German since 1992; Faculty Director of the Honors Program (College of Letters & Science) from 2015 to 2021, Hilldale Award Arts/Humanities 2021, Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award 1999. Interests: Modern German-language literature and theater, time, text, and image, language play in the classroom.

Jost Hermand

Credentials: German

11 April 1930 (Kassel, Germany) – 9 October 2021 (Madison, Wisconsin)

†Emeritus professor of German.

Rob Howell

Credentials: German

Email: rbhowell@wisc.edu

Rob Howell is an emeritus professor of German. His research/language interests are focused around historical linguistics, historical sociolinguistics, dialectology, morphology, and phonology.

Lori L. Hubbard

Credentials: Slavic

Email: llhubbar@wisc.edu

I was born and raised in Madison, a Wisconsin Badger all my life. I worked for the Department of Slavic Languages & Literature for 13 years, retiring in 2014. I live in Lodi, WI with my husband Carl. Our two children are grown and gone. I love the freedom retirement allows and have the time to enjoy Badger Basketball, swimming, traveling, and baseball.

Charles J. James

Credentials: German

Email: cjjames@wisc.edu

I was born and raised in Missouri, and educated in Missouri, Indiana, Bavaria, and Minnesota. I taught in Indiana, Minnesota, Bavaria, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Although I am proud to have been born a Missouri Mule, I am equally proud to be a Wisconsin Badger. My hobbies include collecting and listening to German popular music, going on long bicycle rides, and photographing everything in sight!

Nancy Kaiser

Credentials: German

Email: nkaiser@wisc.edu

Nancy Kaiser’s research and teaching connected the two parts of her faculty position: German Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies. A main research focus was on 18th- and 19th-century German literature, particularly narrative prose and historically based gender analysis.

Cora Lee Kluge

Credentials: German

Email: clnollen@wisc.edu

Cora Lee Kluge received her Ph.D. from Stanford University and taught German language and literature as well as Business German at the UW. Her research interests include the eighteenth century, German-American studies, particularly the period from 1848 to World War I, and the history of German studies in America.

Judith Deutsch Kornblatt

Credentials: Slavic

Email: jkornbla@wisc.edu

Judith Deutsch Kornblatt came to the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature in 1987. Over her almost thirty years at UW-Madison, she served as chair of the Slavic Department 3 times, and spent 10 years serving in the Graduate School as Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities and as Senior Associate of Graduate Education.

Galina Lapina

Credentials: Slavic

Email: gvlapina@wisc.edu

James P. Leary

Credentials: Scandinavian Studies

Email: jpleary@wisc.edu

Jim Leary is a folklorist whose ethnographic and historical research concerns the cultural traditions of diverse peoples in America’s Upper Midwest, with a particular emphasis on Germanic, Nordic, and Slavic folklore in the region and in relation to respective Old Country cultural hearths.

Tomislav Z. Longinović

Credentials: Slavic

Email: tlongino@wisc.edu

Tomislav Z. Longinović is an emeritus professor of Slavic, Comparative Literature and Visual Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests include South Slavic literatures and cultures; literary theory; Central and East European literary history; comparative Slavic studies; translation studies; cultural studies.

Carla Love

Credentials: German

Email: cjlove@wisc.edu

Carla Love received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1979 and a year later joined the Department of German, where she taught courses in German language, literature, and culture.  She co-edited the collection Other Germanies, published articles on academic governance, and served as president of the Madison-Freiburg sister city committee.

Nete Schmidt

Credentials: Scandinavian Studies

Email: aschmidt2@wisc.edu

Nete Schmidt arrived as a “Sendelektor” in 1998 and retired as Faculty Associate in 2021 after 23 years of teaching Danish Language and Culture and Scandinavian Literature. Her research and teaching comprised a.o. Women’s Literature…

Marc Silberman

Credentials: German

Email: mdsilber@wisc.edu

Office number: 847 Van Hise Hall

Marc Silberman, who retired in January 2016, received his Ph.D. from Indiana University (1975) and joined the UW faculty in 1988 after spending twelve years at the University of Texas in San Antonio. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses on German literature, cinema, and culture of the twentieth and twenty-first century, including as guest professor at UCLA, Freie Universität Berlin, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, University of Oxford, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and Universidad de Valencia in Spain.

Manon van de Water

Credentials: Slavic

Email: mvandewa@wisc.edu

Office Number: 1438 Van Hise Hall

I am the Vilas-Phipps Distinguished Achievement Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I have a dual interest in Russian Studies and Theatre for Youth, and have been able to combine these two large areas of research during my studies and my career at UW-Madison.