Georg Schwarzmann, PhD

Associate Professor of Spanish and German

Experience/ 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

Degrees and Certifications

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

Professional/ Research Interests

My research interests include the Cuban writer José Martí and his relation to North American authors, in particular R.W. Emerson and Walt Whitman. My PhD 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. My 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:

I have taught German and Spanish at the University of South Carolina and Lynchburg College up to the 201 level. Currently I teach Spanish 102 and German 102. In Germany, I 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:

I enjoy traveling and getting to know people of diverse nations. One of my focal points of interest is the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain because of its richness in culture, history, nature, and variety of people. It also gives me the opportunity to enjoy Spain’s tasty cuisine and delicious wines. Latin America is another area of importance for me. I have traveled to Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, and Costa Rica, and I am planning to visit more countries to the south of the U.S. My travels to Latin America helped me gain a better understanding of José Martí and his views on social and political issues of his era.

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