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Andrew Charles Schwenk

Germanic Languages and Literatures

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Contact Information:

  • Address:
    3112 FLB
  • Office Hours:
    • Spring 2018: F 10-12 or by appointment
  • Telephone: (309) 265-6916
  • Email:

Specializations / Research Interests

17th, 18th, & 19th C German literature, Romanticism, translation studies

Distinctions / Awards

  • 2016-2017 EU Center FLAS Recipient, Italian
  • 2015-2016 EU Center FLAS Recipient, Italian
  • 2015 Terry and Mary Claire Welch Award
  • 2015 Best Student in Italian Award
  • 2014 Delta Phi Alpha Member


Andrew joined the German department as an MA student in 2017. He previously received an MA from UIUC in European Union Studies with a certificate in Translation Studies. During his time as a MAEUS student, he focused on the EU's minority language policies. This research culminated in a MA thesis with the title "Promoting and monitoring Low German: education policies and ideologies of language in the northern German Bundesl√§nder." He also graduated magna cum laude from UIUC with a BA in German and Anthropology.  


  • German 101