19th century

Edgar Reitz’ Rückkehr ins Kino löste 2013 bei den Filmfestspielen von Venedig Begeisterung aus. Die internationale Filmkritik war sich einig: Mit der „Anderen Heimat“ habe der Regisseur einen fulminanten Schlusspunkt für seine gefeierte „Heimat“-Reihe geliefert.

Come watch the concluding film (which is also a prequel) to Edgar Reitz magnum opus Heimat! Released in 2013 to great acclaim, Die andere Heimat returns to the village of Schabbach, but this time it is the middle of the 19th century.

This is a long film - 263 minutes! - so pizza will be provided! The film is in German with English subtitles. For the most up-to-date event description, click on the link below to the Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies' events page.

Be it the depictions of castles and seductive sirens along the Rhine River in the poetry and prose of Brentano, Eichendorff, and Heine, the paintings of artists like Runge and Friedrich, or the fairy tales told by the Brothers Grimm, the German Romantics created landscapes whose images continue to resonate in the popular imagination.

Bertha von Suttner, born in 1843, was in many ways ahead of her times. As an avid pacifist, this remarkable woman was the figurehead of a world-wide peace movement. She relentlessly fought nationalist fanaticism, aggressive militarism, anti-Semitism and recognized the dangers of hate breeding. As a writer and lecturer, she inspired her friend and benefactor Alfred Nobel to create a Peace Prize. She was the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 for her most famous novel “Lay Down your Arms”. 

Sponsored by the Waterloo Centre for German Studies (WCGS), on Oct. 4, nineteen students and faculty travelled to Toronto to see the Soulpepper theatre company's rendition of Schiller's great tragedy Maria Stuart (1801) in English translation.