Associate Professor of Spanish and German
- 2012-Present, Associate Professor of German and Spanish, Lynchburg College
- 2005-2013, Assistant Professor of German and Spanish, Lynchburg College
- 2002-2005, Graduate assistant teaching Spanish and German, University of South Carolina
- 1994-2002, Studienrat i.K. for English and Spanish, Maria Ward Gymnasium, Augsburg, Germany
- 1992-1994, Studienreferendar in English and Spanish, Holbein Gymnasium, Augsburg, Germany
- PhD Comparative Literature -Spanish/English – University of South Carolina, 2006
- State Exam in English and Spanish – University of Bamberg, Germany, 1988
- MA German Literature- University of South Carolina, 1986
- The Influence of Emerson and Whitman on the Cuban Poet José Martí: Themes of Immigration, Colonialism, and Independence The Edwin Mellen Press: Spring 2010
- Syncing the Americas: José Martí and the Shaping of National Identity. Bucknell UP, 2017. (Critical anthology, co-editor with Ryan Spangler, Creighton University)
- (2011). Doing Business with the Colonizer: José Martí and the 1889 Paris World Exhibition. Hipertexto, 14 (Summer).
- (2008). José Martí’s attitude toward immigration in postcolonial America. Hipertexto, 8.
- (2008). Marxism and Bolshevism in D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover. South Atlantic Review, 73 (2).
- (1998). “Der Silberweg” (La Ruta de la Plata). Hispanorama (Journal for German teachers of Spanish).
Dr. Schwarzmann has taught Spanish and German language introductory courses and literature at the University of South Carolina and at LC. In Germany, he taught Spanish and English at the Maria Ward Gymnasium from 1994 to 2002. He is licensed to teach at the secondary school level in Germany.
Dr. Schwarzmann primarily researches modernismo, in particular José Martí, the precursor of this Latin American literary movement. A related research area is the literary influence of North American writers such as Walt Whitman or R.W. Emerson on Latin American writers. Dr. Schwarzmann has recently expanded to eco-criticism, looking at Latin American literature from the ecological perspective. José Martí’s ideas on nature are more than ever valid today.
Dr. Schwarzmann is widely traveled, particularly in Europe and Latin America. His linguistic expertise (fluent in German, English, Spanish, and conversant in French) offers him authentic and unfiltered experiences from most countries he visits, and he enjoys sharing them with his students. The Camino de Santiago in Spain plays a prominent role in his personal and academic life. Several of his students have picked up his ideas and embarked on the Camino themselves.