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Russell Berman



Building 260, Room 201
Phone: 650 723 1069

Office Hours:

Monday 8:30-9:30am and by appointment

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critical theory
German literature
20th century
19th century

Russell Berman

Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities
Professor of Comparative Literature and German Studies
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Gregory Amadon Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education
Chair of Graduate Studies, German Studies

Professor Berman joined the Stanford faculty in 1979. In 1982-83 he was a Mellon Faculty Fellow in the Humanities at Harvard, and in 1988-89 he held an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in Berlin. In 1997 he was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz of the Federal Republic of Germany. Professor Berman is the editor of the journal Telos.


1979: Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis
1972: B.A., Harvard University


COMPLIT 37Q Zionism and the Novel (JEWISHST 37Q)
DLCL 189B Honors Thesis Seminar
DLCL 189C Honors Thesis Seminar
DLCL 199 Honors Thesis Oral Presentation
GERMAN 191 German Capstone Project
GERMAN 199 Individual Work
GERMAN 231 German Literature (1700-1900) (GERMAN 331)
GERMAN 331 German Literature (1700-1900) (GERMAN 231)
GERMAN 399 Individual Work
GERMAN 802 TGR Dissertation