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

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

  2. July 13, 2017New Director for WCGS

    As of July 1, James Skidmore has taken over the reins of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies. You can read all about it at the UW Bulletin.

  3. June 5, 2017Formulierungen/Formulations Workshop at Institut Deutsche Sprache

    by Sam Schirm

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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

    All graduate students, undergraduate students, faculty and alumni from the Germanic and Slavic Studies Department and from other related disciplines are invited to submit proposals for papers to be given at the 13th Germanic and Slavic Studies Conference. Papers on any aspect of Germanic and/or Slavic Studies are welcome.

    Proposal Guidelines

    Please submit an electronic copy of your proposal (in English or German, maximum one page, excluding works cited, double-spaced) to Janet Vaughan.

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