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. 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.