Georg Schwarzmann, PhD

Associate Professor of Spanish and German

Georg Schwarzmann


Carnegie 323


  • 2006 PhD Comparative Literature -Spanish/English (University of South Carolina)
  • 1988 Staatsexamen in English and Spanish (University of Bamberg, Germany)
  • 1986 MA German (University of South Carolina)
  • 1980 Abitur (Bamberg/Germany)

Experience and Background

  • 2013-Present:
    Associate Professor of Spanish and German, Lynchburg College
  • 2005-2013:
    Assistant Professor of Spanish and German, Lynchburg College
  • 2002-2005:
    Graduate assistant teaching Spanish and German,
    University of South Carolina
  • 1994-2002:
    Studienrat for English and Spanish, Maria Ward Gymnasium, Augsburg, Germany
  • 1992-1994:
    Referendariat in English and Spanish, Maria Ward Gymnasium, Augsburg, Germany

Professional/Research Interests

Research interests include the Cuban writer José Martí and his relation to North American authors, in particular R.W. Emerson and Walt Whitman. The PhD dissertation dealt with Martí’s views on postcolonial social and political tendencies in the Americas, focusing particularly on Emerson’s and Whitman’s influence on the Cuban. Future research will link Martí with other authors, such as Mark Twain or Heinrich Heine, who played a significant role in the Cuban’s writings.

Information on Courses Taught

Dr. Schwarzmann has taught German and Spanish at the University of South Carolina and Lynchburg College up to the 201 level. In Germany, he taught English and Spanish up to the “Leistungskurs” level at the Gymnasium.


  • The Influence of Emerson and Whitman on the Cuban Poet José Martí: Themes of Immigration, Colonialism, and Independence The Edwin Mellen Press: Spring 2010

Articles (peer-reviewed)

  • “José Martí’s attitude toward immigration in postcolonial America,” en Hipertexto, 8, 2008.
  • “Marxism and Bolshevism in D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” in South Atlantic Review, Vol. 73, No. 2, Spring 2008.

Personal Information

Dr. Schwarzmann enjoys traveling and getting to know people of diverse nations. A focal point of interest is the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain because of its richness in culture, history, nature, and variety of people. It has also given him the opportunity to enjoy Spain’s tasty cuisine and delicious wines. Latin America is another area of importance for Dr. Schwarzmann; he has traveled to Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, and Costa Rica, and is planning to visit more countries to the south of the U.S. Travels to Latin America has helped him to gain a better understanding of José Martí and his views on social and political issues of his era.