Pentannual Report 2004-2009

Executive Summary

In its first five years, the Waterloo Centre for German Studies has reached its initial fundraising goal. It also conducted, organized, supported, and facilitated a large number of activities which engaged the academy and the broader community with the culture, history, language of societies of German cultural and linguistic background from central Europe as well as here in Canada. The Centre

  • conducted, disseminated, supported, and facilitated research on these societies,
  • organized two international conferences—one on cultural, historical, and linguistic aspects of German-speaking minorities worldwide and one on contemporary film in Germany and Austria and social change,
  • published two books,
  • obtained external (SSHRC, DAAD) and internal funding for the two conferences and the Kinofest, and
  • conducted and coordinated a number research projects.

In all three areas—fundraising, cultural and educational programming, and research—the Waterloo Centre for German Studies has fulfilled its mandate.

Progress Report

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies (WCGS) was proposed to Senate in April 2004 and approved in June 2004. The proposal was prepared and submitted by David G. John, Full Professor of German in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies (GSS) at the University of Waterloo. He was the Director of WCGS from its inception to 31 December 2008 and is now its Founding Director. Mat Schulze, Associate Professor of German in GSS, has been the Director since 1 January 2009.

The WCGS has been and continues to be active in conducting and disseminating research in German Studies, offering programming for both the academy and the broader community as well as in fundraising to support these activities. Fundraising in the private sector, particularly in the German-Canadian community in the Region of Waterloo, combined with the development of strong links with interested people in the Kitchener-Waterloo area was very high on the list of priorities in the initial years of the WCGS. The Centre achieved recognition from colleagues in German Studies at Canadian universities and, through its international conferences and publications, from German Studies researchers worldwide. It fostered links with relevant institutes and peer groups such as the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German, the Endowed Chair of German-Canadian Studies at the University of Winnipeg, the Canadian Centre of German and European Studies at York University, the Goethe Institute Toronto, and the Max Kade Foundation and the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the USA.

The WCGS has brought a wide variety of activities such as readings by authors from Austria, Germany and Switzerland, theatre performances of plays by German-language authors, music performances, and educational and academic lectures and discussions to the campus of the University of Waterloo and invited interested members of the community of the Region of Waterloo and beyond.

The members of the WCGS have engaged in the research of different aspects of German-speaking societies in central Europe and in Canada mainly in the following broad areas:

  • Applied Linguistics: societal and individual German-English bilingualism in the Region of Waterloo and beyond; foreign-language teaching pedagogy and second language acquisition theories; application and integration of information and communication technologies in the learning and teaching of German language and culture;
  • History: local and regional history of German-Canadians and other groups; immigration and acculturation of individuals and groups of German descent; history of German-speaking peoples in central Europe with a particular focus on twentieth-century history; the role of Germany and its neighbours in Europe and their contribution to global society and economy;
  • Literature and Film: German literature from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century; contemporary German-language film and film by authors of German descent; current popular culture in German-speaking central Europe.

In its preparatory and inception phases, the Waterloo Centre for German Studies had a Steering Committee which advised the Centre Director on the conceptualization and the initial running of the Centre and participated actively in the successful, original fundraising efforts. Later, the WCGS had an Advisory Board on which several community supporters of the Centre and representatives of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies served. During the Director’s, David John, two six-month research leaves, Centre members James M. Skidmore and Grit Liebscher served one term each as Acting Director of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies. The Centre’s members met twice a year in meetings of the Research Advisory Group.

The supporters of the Centre and members of the Steering Committee and the Advisory Board were thanked for their commitment and work at a gala event in December 2008. At the German Studies Workshop in April 2009, the Research Advisory Group, which consisted of the Centre members, terminated its practice of having two business meetings a year and decided to organize further German Studies Workshops in their stead, which focus on the presentation and discussion of research ideas, projects, achievements which fall under the mandate of the WCGS.

Under the coordination of Mathias Schulze, the current Director of WCGS, and upon request by the Dean of Arts, Ken Coates, a new administrative structure of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies has been implemented. The Director is supported by an Executive Committee and by a new Advisory Board.

Members of the Executive Committee are Michael Boehringer (Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies), Gary Bruce (Department of History), Mathias Schulze (WCGS Director), and James M. Skidmore (Chair of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies).

The Terms of Reference for the Executive Committee are as follows:

The Executive Committee 

  • makes strategic and medium-term decisions for the WCGS regarding the WCGS research agenda, its management structure, major programming and fundraising activities 
  • meets regularly, at least four times a year
  • is coordinated by the director,
  • provides advice to the Dean and the director,
  • reviews the annual budget and provides a recommendation to the Dean.

The Executive Committee is functioning well and has met three times since January 2009.

Members of the Advisory Board are Ken Coates (Dean of Arts), Ernst Friedel (Friend of the Centre), Sonja Griegoschewski, (Director of the Goethe Institute Toronto), Alexandra Hausstein, (Director German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Toronto and Department of German University of Toronto), Jasmin Hofer (Friend of the Centre, UW alumna), David G. John (Founding Director WCGS), Ronald Rhodes (Waterloo Regional District School Board German teacher), Mark Webber (The Canadian Centre for German and European Studies, York University) as well as the four members of the Executive Committee. At its first meeting James M. Skidmore was elected Chair of the Advisory Board. One seat on the Advisory Board for a Friend of the Centre is vacant.

The Terms of Reference of the Advisory Board are as follows:

The Advisory Board:

  • elects a chair from its membership,
  • includes the director, the other members of the executive committee, a faculty member from another Ontario university (preferably with an affiliation to a comparable research centre), and two to three members of the local community with an interest in German Studies,
  • meets at least twice a year, normally in the spring and the fall,
  • receives reports from the executive committee at each of its meetings,
  • is advisory, providing advice on the general and financial management of the Centre, its scientific direction, its programming and fundraising activities,
  • establishes a nominating committee consisting of three members who will solicit and evaluate nominations for the post of the WCGS director six months before the expiry of the term of the current director.

The Advisory Board has constituted itself at its first meeting in May 2009 and has started to conduct its business.

Five-Year Plan

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies has the following mandate: To conduct and disseminate research on the German-speaking world, including its languages, cultures, and diasporic manifestations, from both historical and contemporary perspectives; to provide a wide range of activities for the academy and the broader community; and to engage with German-Canadian heritage.

In the five years of its existence, the Centre has carried out activities in three areas: fund raising, programming, research. It is understandable that priorities were set in the order of occurrence in the previous sentence. Now that the Centre is matured and that it has a solid infrastructural basis, the priorities will be more in line with general expectations of university research centres: (1) research, (2) programming, (3) fundraising. However, all three activities will be pursued further.

Possible External Assessors

Mark Webber (York University) and Alexandra Hausstein (University of Toronto) both serve on our Advisory Board and could be approached for an assessment. Upon request, we can also submit further names of members of the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German as well as of Germanist historians.

Waterloo, 25 May 2009

This report was prepared by the Director of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies, Mat Schulze, using Centre files and texts from the website of the WCGS and other relevant websites hosted at the University of Waterloo. Important parts of this document were discussed with the membership, the Executive Committee, and the Advisory Board before the first draft of this report. Then, a draft document was circulated among the membership, the Executive Committee, and the Advisory Board, who then provided comments and suggested changes. The final report was sent to the same three groups for information.

Appendix A: Selected Publications by WCGS Members 2004-2009

Bold printed names are Centre members.

Boehringer, Michael (2006) Einleitung. In Boehringer, M. (ed.) Ferdinand von Saar: Richtungen der Forschung/Directions in Research. Vienna: Praesens Verlag, 2006. pp. 7-20.

Boehringer, Michael (2006) Gender, Identity, and the Function of Violence in Ferdinand von Saar’s Die Troglodytin. In Chamber, H (ed.) Violence, Culture and Identity: Essays on German and Austrian Literature, Politics and Society. Oxford: Lang, 2006. pp. 165-184.

Boehringer, Michael (2006) Of Washed-up Warriors and Bourgeois Brutes: Representations of Masculinity in Ferdinand von Saar’s Leutnant Burda. In Boehringer, M. (ed.) Ferdinand von Saar: Richtungen der Forschung/Directions in Research. Vienna: Praesens Verlag, 2006. pp.125-37.

Boehringer, Michael (ed.) (2006) Ferdinand von Saar: Richtungen der Forschung/Directions in Research. Vienna: Praesens Verlag..

Boehringer, Michael (2007) Der Dichter des Übergangs: Ferdinand von Saar. In Ritter, M. (ed.) Praesent: Das österreichische Literaturjahrbuch. Vienna: Praesens Verlag, pp. 23-31.

Boehringer, Michael (2008) Introduction. In Boehringer, M. (ed.) Discourses on Masculinity in German Literature and Film. Special issue of Seminar. 44.1 (2008): 1-5

Boehringer, Michael (ed.) (2008) Masculinities in German Literature and Film. Special issue of Seminar. 44.1 (2008).

Boehringer, Michael, Christiane Bongartz, and Anne-Katrin Gramberg (2004) Language Learning and Intercultural Training: The Impact of Cultural Primers on Learners and Nonlearners of German. The Journal of Language for International Business 15.2 (2004), pp.1-18.

Boehringer, Michael and Stephen Preece (2006). From Juggernaut to Symphony, or ‚How we feel about Germans’. In Krause and Scheck (eds.) Emotions and Cultural Change—Gefühle und kultureller Wandel. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 2006. pp. 249-261.

Bruce, Gary (2005) ‘In our District, the State is Secure:’ The East German Secret Police Response to the Events of 1989 in Perleberg District, Contemporary European History 14, 2, pp. 219-244.

Bruce, Gary (2005) Die Sowjetunion und die ostdeutschen Krisen 1953 bis 1961 In Torsten Diedrich ed, Staatsgründung auf Raten? Zu den Auswirkungen des Volksaufstandes 1953 und des Mauerbaus 1961 auf Staat, Militär und Gesellschaft in der DDR. Berlin: Ch. Links, pp. 39-64.

Bruce, Gary (2006) Aufklärung und Abwehr: The Lasting Legacy of the Stasi under Ernst Wollweber Intelligence and National Security 21, 3, pp. 364-393.

Bruce, Gary (2007) ‘Wir haben den Kontakt zu den Massen nie verloren’: Das Verhältnis zwischen Stasi und Gesellschaft am Beispiel der Kreise Gransee und Perleberg In Jens Gieseke ed., Staatssicherheit und Gesellschaft: Studien zum Herrschaftsalltag in der DDR. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Rupprecht, pp. 365-379.

Bruce, Gary (2008) Access to Secret Police Files, Justice and Vetting in East Germany since 1989 German Politics and Society 25, 4, pp. 82-111. Reprinted as East Germany  In Lavinia Stan, ed. Transitional Justice in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (London: Routledge, 2009), pp. 15-36.

Calogeridis, Helena and Jane Forgay (2009). German Canadiana in Ontario: Bibliography. Waterloo ON: University of Waterloo Library, 2007-. Available from:

Duxa, Susanne, Adelhaid Hu, and Barbara Schmenk (2005) Vorwort. In Duxa, S, A Hu, and B Schmenk (eds.) Grenzüberschreitungen. Menschen, Sprachen, Kulturen. Festschrift für Inge Christine Schwerdtfeger zum 60. Geburtstag. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, pp. ix-xv.

Duxa, Susanne, Adelheid Hu, and Barbara Schmenk (eds.) (2005) Grenzüberschreitungen. Menschen, Sprachen, Kulturen. Festschrift für Inge Christine Schwerdtfeger zum 60. Geburtstag. Tübingen: Narr, 337 pp.

Ezeiza, Nerea, Montse Maritxalar, and Mathias Schulze (eds.) (2007) International Workshop on NLP for Educational Resources held in conjunction with RANLP-2007, September 26, 2007, Borovetz, Bulgaria. Proceedings. Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Franz, Julia, Alexandra Möckl, and Barbara Schmenk (2005) Das Ruhrgebiet im DaF-Unterricht. In Wolff, A, C Riemer, and F Neubauer (eds.): Sprache lehren – Sprache lernen. Regensburg: FaDaF, pp. 593-610.

Heift, Trude and Mathias Schulze (2007) Errors and Intelligence in Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Parsers and Pedagogues. New York: Routledge.

John, David G. (2004) History of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Waterloo. CAUTG/APAUC Bulletin 33.1, pp. 7-12.

John, David G. (2005) Fritz Bennewitz in India: A Co-operative Research Project? In Chaturvedi, R and B Singleton (eds.) Ethnicity and Identity. Global Performance. Jaipur, New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai: Rawat Publications, pp. 280-87.

John, David G. (2005) Goethe’s Venus: Aesthetics and Reality. Neophilologus. 89 (2005), pp. 261-76

John, David G. (2007) The Partnership [Schiller and Goethe]. Friedrich Schiller. Playwright, Poet, Philosopher, Historian. In Kerry, P E (ed.) British and Irish Studies in German Language and Literature 38. Oxford: Lang, pp. 181-201.

John, David G. (2008) Goethe’s Faust in India: The Kathakali Adaptation. In Fitzsimmons, L (ed.) International Faust Studies Adaptation, Reception, Translation. London, New York: Continuum, pp. 161-76.

John, David G. (2008) Stage Productions of Goethe’s Faust in India. In Golz J and A Hsia (eds.) Orient und Okzident. Zur Faustrezeption in nicht-christlichen Kulturen. Köln, Weimar, Wien: Böhlau, pp. 129-51.

Kuzniar, Alice (2006) Melancholia’s Dog: Reflections on Our Animal Kinship. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 216 pp.

Kuzniar, Alice (2007) ’It’s not often that I want a man’: Reading for a Queer Marlene. In Gemünden, G and M Desjardins (eds.) Dietrich Icon. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, pp. 239-58.

Kuzniar, Alice (2007) The New Media Artist and the Matrix: Telemediation and the Virtual World of Bjørn Melhus.  In Schindler, S K and L Koepnick (eds.). The Cosmopolitan Screen: German Cinema and the Global Imaginary. 1945 to the Present. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, pp. 269-85.

Kuzniar, Alice (2008) ‘I Married My Dog’: On Queer Canine Literature, In Giffney, N and M Hird (eds.) Queering the Non/Human Aldershot: Ashgate Press, 2008.  205-26.

Kuzniar, Alice (2008) The Post-Pop Hauntings of Bjørn Melhus. Halle, R and R Steingröver (eds.) After the Avant-Garde. Rochester, NY: Camden House, pp. 181-203. Translated into Spanish for MEACVAD, Muestra Euroamericana de Cine, Video y Arte Digital.

Liebscher, Grit and Jennifer Dailey-O’Cain (2005) West Germans Moving East: Place, Political Space, and Positioning in Conversational Narratives. In Baynham, M and A de Fina (eds.) .Dislocations/relocations: narratives of displacement. Manchester, UK: St. Jerome, pp. 61-85.

Liebscher, Grit and Jennifer Dailey-O’Cain (2007) Identity and Positioning in Interactive Knowledge Displays. In Auer, P (ed.) Style and Social Identities. Alternative Approaches to Linguistic Heterogeneity. Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter, pp. 247-278

Liebscher, Grit and Jennifer Dailey-O’Cain (2008) Mixing Languages: Canadian German in Kitchener-Waterloo and Edmonton. In Schulze, M et al. (eds.) German Diasporic Experiences: Identity, Migration, and Loss, Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier Press, pp. 73-82.

Liebscher, Grit and Jennifer Dailey-O’Cain (2009) Dialect use and Discursive Identities of Migrants from the West in Eastern Germany. In Stevenson, P and J Carl (eds.) Language, Discourse, and Identity in Central Europe London: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 185-202.

Liebscher, Grit and Jennifer Dailey-O’Cain (2007) Interculturality and Code-Switching in the German Language Classroom. In Lorey, C, J L Plews and C Rieger (eds) Interkulturelle Kompetenzen im Fremdsprachenunterricht. Intercultural Literacies and German in the Classroom. Festschrift für Manfred Prokop. Gunter Narr Verlag Tübingen, pp. 49-67.

Liebscher, Grit and Jennifer Dailey-O’Cain (2007) Sprachattitüde und Wissensdarstellung in Nach-Wende-Interaktionen und die verbale Konstitution von Gruppenzugehörigkeit. In Valentin, J-M and B Scherbacher-Posé (eds.) Akten des XI. Internationalen Germanistenkongresses Paris 2005—Germanistik im Konflikt der Kulturen. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, pp. 347-350.

Mueller, Gabriele (2006) ’Welcome to Reality’. Constructions of German Identity in ‘Lichter’ (Distant Lights, Schmid, 2003) andHalbe Treppe’ (Grill Point, Dresen, 2002). New Cinemas. Journal of Contemporary Film. 4:2, pp. 117-127.

Mueller, Gabriele (2006) Committing to ‘Third Space’: Teaching Film in the International Classroom. In Cecchetto, V and M Stroinska (eds.) The International Classroom: Challenging the Notion. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Verlag, pp. 161-170.

Mueller, Gabriele (2008) Going East, Looking West: Border Crossings in Recent German Cinema. Seminar. A Journal of Germanic Studies. 44:4, pp. 453-469.

Mueller, Gabriele (2008) Imagining the RAF from an East German Perspective: ‘Vater, Mutter, Mörderkind’ (Carow, 1993) and ‘Raus aus der Haut’ (Dresen, 1997). In Berendse, G-J and J Cornils (eds.) History and Cultural Memory of German Left-Wing Terrorism, 1968-1998. German Monitor. Amsterdam: Rodopi, pp. 269-284.

Mueller, Gabriele (2009) The Aged Traveler: Cinematic Representations of Post-Retirement Masculinity. in Hartung, H and R Maierhofer (eds) Narratives of Life: Mediating Age. Aging Studies in Europe. Münster: Lit-Verlag, pp. 149-165.

Schmelter, Lars and Barbara Schmenk (2009) Die kleine Freiheit – Expansives Fremdsprachenlernen. Theoretische und praktische Konsequenzen einer konzeptuellen Alternative. In Arntz, R and B Kühn (eds.) Autonomes Fremdsprachenlernen in Hochschule und Erwachsenenbildung. Erträge des 1. Bremer Symposions zum autonomen Fremdsprachenlernen. Bochum: AKS, pp. 211–222.

Schmenk Barbara (2008) Lernerautonomie. Karriere und Sloganisierung des Autonomiebegriffs. Tübingen: Narr, 448 pp.

Schmenk, Barbara (2004) Drama in the Margins? The Common European Framework of Reference and its Implications for Drama Pedagogy in the Foreign Language Classroom. GFL (German as a Foreign Language) 4/1, pp. 7-23.

Schmenk, Barbara (2004) Interkulturelles Lernen versus Autonomie? In Börner, W and K Vogel (eds.): Emotion und Kognition im Fremdsprachenunterricht.Tübingen: Narr, pp. 66-86.

Schmenk, Barbara (2004) Language Learning – A Feminine Domain? The Role of Stereotyping in Constructing Gendered Learner Identities. TESOL Quarterly 38/3, pp. 514-524.

Schmenk, Barbara (2005) Globalizing Autonomy? TESOL Quarterly 39/1, pp. 107-118.

Schmenk, Barbara (2005) Information overkill. Zur Inflation des Informationsbegriffs in der Fremdsprachenforschung. In Duxa, S, A Hu, and B Schmenk (eds.) Grenzüberschreitungen. Menschen, Sprachen, Kulturen. Festschrift für Inge Christine Schwerdtfeger zum 60. Geburtstag. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, pp. 115-133.

Schmenk, Barbara (2005) Mode, Mythos, Möglichkeiten. Das Lernziel Kommunikative Kompetenz heute. Zeitschrift für Fremdsprachenforschung 16/1, pp. 57-87.

Schmenk, Barbara (2006) CALL, self access and learner autonomy: a linear process from heteronomy to autonomy? In Harden, T and A Witte, Arndt (eds.) The Concept of Progression in Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages. Oxford: Lang, pp. 75-90.

Schmenk, Barbara (2006) Entropie der Archive. Todesarten in Max Frischs 'Der Mensch erscheint im Holozän'. In Köhnen, R and S Scholz (eds.) Die Medialität des Traumas. Eine Archäologie der Gegenwartskultur. Frankfurt/M. et al: Lang, pp. 175-191.

Schmenk, Barbara (2006) Kraut und Rüben? Kulturwissenschaftliche Ansätze und Implikationen für die Fremdsprachenforschung. In Klippel, F and A Hahn (eds.) Sprachen schaffen Chancen. Munich: Oldenbourg, pp. 267-278.

Schmenk, Barbara (2007) Foreign Language Research and the Feminization of Language Learning. In Decke-Cornill, H and L Volkmann (eds.): Gender Studies and Foreign Language Learning/Teaching. Tübingen: Narr, pp. 121-135.

Schmenk, Barbara (2007) Kommunikation ist alles. Oder? Wider die Trivialisierung des Kommunikativen im Kommunikativen Fremdsprachenunterricht. Deutsch als Fremdsprache, 44/3, pp. 131-139.

Schmenk, Barbara (2008) Visions of autonomy as a core concept in language education. In Doff, S, W Hüllen, and F Klippel (eds.) Visions of Languages in Education. München: Langenscheidt (2008), 101–117.

Schmenk, Barbara and Jessica Hamann (2007) From History to Memory. New Approaches to the Teaching of Culture in German Language Programs. In Plews, J, C Lorey, and C Rieger (eds.): Intercultural Literacies and German in the Classroom. Festschrift für Manfred Prokop. Tübingen: Narr, pp. 373-394.

Schulze, Mathias (2008) AI in CALL: Artificially Inflated or Almost Imminent? Calico Journal 25 (3), pp.510-527.

Schulze, Mathias (2008) Interfaces in Intelligent CALL. Computer Assisted Language Learning. vol. 21 no. 4, pp. 301-304. (introduction to the special issue with the same name)

Schulze, Mathias (ed.) (2008) Interfaces in Intelligent CALL. Special Issue of Computer Assisted Language Learning. vol. 21 no. 4). London: Routledge.

Schulze, Mathias and Allan Ramsay (2005) Die Struktur deutscher Worte In Partridge, John (ed.) (2005) Getting into German: Multidisciplinary Linguistic Approaches. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 83-105.

Schulze, Mathias and James M. Skidmore (2008) Diaspora Experiences: German Immigrants and Their Descendants. In Schulze, Mathias et al. (eds.) German Diasporic Experiences: Identity, Migration, and Loss. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, pp. XIII-XIX.

Schulze, Mathias and Nikolai Penner (2008) Construction Grammar in ICALL. Computer Assisted Language Learning 21 (5), pp. 427-440.

Schulze, Mathias, Grit Liebscher, Mei Zhen Su (2007) Geroline. Student Perception and Attainment in an Online German Language Course. German as a Foreign Language 1/2007.

Schulze, Mathias, James M. Skidmore, David G. John, Grit Liebscher, and Sebastian Siebel Achenbach (eds.) (2008) German Diasporic Experiences. Identity, Migration, and Loss. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Siebel-Achenbach, Sebastian (2006) Niederschlesien 1942 bis 1949: Alliierte Diplomatie und Nachkriegswirklichkeit. Würzburg, Bavaria: Bergstadtverlag Wilhelm Gottlieb Korn.

Skidmore, James M. (2005) The Trauma of Defeat. Ricarda Huch’s Historiography during the Weimar Republic. Kanadische Studien zur deutschen Sprache und Literatur 50. Bern: Lang, 2005.

Skidmore, James M. (2008) Good-bye Reality, or the Seduction of Nostalgia: Genre and Cultural Imaginary in Good Bye Lenin! and La grande seduction. In Keller, Wolfram R. and Gene Walz (eds.) Screening Canadians: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Canadian Film. Marburg, Germany: Universitätsbibliothek, pp. 119-31.

Skidmore, James M. (2008) Moving Beyond Hyphenated German Culture: Establishing a Research Agenda for Expatriate and Heritage German Literary Studies. In Schulze M. et al. (eds.) German Diasporic Experiences: Identity, Migration, and Loss. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, pp. 161-79.

Skidmore, James M., and Laura E. Briggs. (2008) From Blended to Integrated Librarian: Embedding Information Literacy Instruction in Online Learning Systems. In Jacobson, Trudi E. and Thomas P. Mackey (eds.) Using Technology to Teach Information Literacy. New York: Neal Shuman. pp. 87-110.