Charles Vannette

Charles Vannette

Office: Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, Murkland Hall Rm G10B, Durham, NH 03824

Charles Vannette is an associate professor of German in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Vannette joined UNH in 2015 after spending four years at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. He earned his Ph.D. in German literature from Ohio State University in 2011. Vannette teaches lower- and upper-level courses in German language, literature, and culture at UNH. His research interests include cognitive approaches to literature, literature and 'madness,' disability studies and literature, and more broadly, the literature and culture of the 20th century.

Courses Taught

  • GERM 401: Elementary German I
  • GERM 504: Intermediate German II
  • GERM 586: Study in Berlin
  • GERM 631W: Adv Communication Skills I
  • GERM 632: Adv Communication Skills II
  • GERM 728: Modern German Literature
  • GERM 732: Public Discourse
  • GERM 797: Special Studies
  • HONR 799H: Honors Thesis Completion
  • LLC 535A: Prof Cult inEU Case-Study:Germ
  • LLC 540: Film History
  • LLC 552: Comparative Literature II


  • Ph.D., Germanic Languages, Ohio State University
  • M.A., Ohio State University
  • B.A., University of Arizona

Research Interests

  • 20th century Germany
  • German modernism
  • Professional culture
  • Robert Walser
  • Schizophrenia in literature

Selected Publications

  • Vannette, C. (2020). Robert Walser, Unmoored Schizophrenia, Cognition, and the Text. Retrieved from

  • Vannette, C. (2019). "Gebändigkeit und Behagen": Walser's Syntax as Service to Language. In Goldenes Anfängliches Neue Beiträge zur Robert Walser-Forschung.

  • Vannette, C. M. (2019). A Cartography of Cognition: Urban Sketches by Robert Walser. MONATSHEFTE, 111(2), 249-268. doi:10.3368/m.111.2.249

  • Vannette, C. M. (2017). Communicating with German Professionals: Widening the Scope of the Cultural Curriculum. German as a Foreign Language, (1), 85-100. Retrieved from

  • Vannette, C. M. (2013). Imagining the Age of Goethe in German Literature, 1970-2010. By John D. Pizer. German Studies Review, 36(3).

  • Vannette, C. M. (2009). Inciting Rebellion: Reading the War in Afghanistan with Heinrich von Kleist’s Die Hermannsschlacht. Colloquia Germanica, 42(2), 119-138.