Welcome to the Waterloo Centre for German Studies
The members of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies (WCGS) conduct research on the language, culture, and society of German-speaking peoples, from both historical and contemporary perspectives. The Centre offers a wide range of educational and cultural activities for the academy and the broader community. This website provides some information about the WCGS in general, about upcoming events, and about ongoing research projects. We also keep a current list of the newest book publications by our members.
- Nov. 16, 2017
Lori Straus, who has been the Administrative Assistant at the Centre since 2013, will be leaving the Centre at the end of the year to devote more time to her freelance writing, and to begin part-time graduate studies. Lori has been a wonderful addition to the Centre, and her energy and enthusiasm will be missed.
- Oct. 30, 2017
Alice Kuzniar, University Research Chair and Professor of German and English, will be awarded the Hans-Walz Research Prize at a champagne reception on 1 December at the Robert Bosch Haus in Stuttgart for her work on the history of homeopathy.
- Oct. 5, 2017
We have several more events coming up this semester: mark your calendars!
- Nov. 25, 2017
Novalis drafted The Novices at Sais between 1798 and 1799, with plans to reconceive it as a “truly symbolic novel of nature” in 1800, but left the work incomplete on his death.
- Nov. 28, 2017
We're going back to the Wild West, German style, with Karl May's Winnetou I (1893) and the Brubacher House.
- Dec. 11, 2017
The program for the 13th annual Germanic & Slavic Studies Conference has been announced!
Part I: Who Are You to Talk to Me Like That?
Chair: Alexander Sullivan