Comps, honors papers, and prize-winning works of the German and Russian Department are featured here. All works have been self-submitted by the student authors. Descriptive information about each work is available to search or browse. Access to the full text of the works is limited to current Carleton affiliates with faculty permission. Learn more about how to submit your work and how to request access to the full text of works.


Submissions from 2022

Elyana Glass, Russian (RUSS) 2022, Soviet Femininity in Ice Dancing

Elliot Stork, German (GERM) 2022, Die Ablehnung der öffentlichen Machtstrukturen durch Geschlechtsausdruck: Charlotte von Mahlsdorfs Leben in der DDR

Submissions from 2021

Marcella Jurotich, German (GERM) 2021, Unrealized Dreams: The Impossibility of Traversing Boundaries in "Die größere Hoffnung"

Nicholas Rosen, Russian (RUSS) 2021, “You won’t strangle or kill this song:” Intertextuality and Power in the Music of Yanka Dyagileva

Ginnie White, German (GERM) 2021, Imagining Germany: Fairy Tales and Nation Building

Emily Wight, German (GERM) 2021, The Space Between: Gender Nonconformity in Weimar Queer Cinema

Submissions from 2019

Marly Schrom, Russian (RUSS) 2019, Russia’s Late-Night Vecherniĭ Urgant : How Does Humor Convey Russian Values and Pro-Kremlin Discourse?

Submissions from 2017

Jacob Robert Gunderson, German (GERM) 2017, Der Diktator und der Schriftsteller: Eine Analyse der Beziehung zwischen Stalin und Brecht durch Politik und Theater

Submissions from 2014

Jacob Scott Hoerger, Russian (RUSS) 2014, Hamlet. Act 0

Submissions from 2013

Danielle Alyssa Bennon, Sophia Catherine Davis, and Michael Mandelkorn, Russian (RUSS) 2013, Translation and Exploration: Buryat Cultural History through the Lense of Geser

Tamarae Marie Hildebrandt, German (GERM) 2013, For Better or Worse in Turn-of-the-Century Vienna

Submissions from 2010

Tigan Michelle Harrison, Russian (RUSS) 2010, Battle of the Cold War Spies: A comparison of the espionage genre in literary and cinematic works within British and Russian cultures

Submissions from 2009

Kevin Kensler, Russian (RUSS) 2009, Aleksandr Vampilov's Last summer in Chulimsk: beyond the bounds of Chekhov

Brian Mason, Russian (RUSS) 2009, Oligarkhi: the development of a new cultural concept in post-Soviet Russia