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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.

  1. Nov. 16, 2017Job Opening: WCGS Administrative Assistant

    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.

  2. Oct. 30, 2017WCGS Member Alice Kuzniar to Receive Prize for Work on the History of HomeopathyAlice Kuzniar, UWaterloo Research Chair and WCGS Member

    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.  

  3. Oct. 5, 2017"Winnetou," Novalis, and more coming up this semester!

    We have several more events coming up this semester: mark your calendars!

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  1. Nov. 25, 2017Novalis' "Lehrlinge zu Sais"Portrait of German author Novalis

    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.

  2. Nov. 28, 2017Reading Group Fall 2017: Winnetou, by Karl MayCover art for original Winnetou publication, from 1893.

    We're going back to the Wild West, German style, with Karl May's Winnetou I (1893) and the Brubacher House.

  3. Dec. 11, 201713th Germanic and Slavic Studies Conference

    The program for the 13th annual Germanic & Slavic Studies Conference has been announced!

    Conference Program

    Part I: Who Are You to Talk to Me Like That?

    Chair: Alexander Sullivan

    9:45-11:00

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