Sunday, November 14, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Der Reisende / The Passenger: a Novel, Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz, trans. by Philip Boehm

Hailed as a remarkable literary discovery, a lost novel of heart-stopping intensity and harrowing absurdity about flight and persecution in 1930s Germany

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00) Tuesday, January 23, 2018 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00) Tuesday, January 30, 2018 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00) Tuesday, February 6, 2018 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00) Tuesday, February 13, 2018 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00) Tuesday, February 27, 2018 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00) Tuesday, March 6, 2018 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00) Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Film Series: German Filmmakers in Hollywood

The influence of German filmmakers in Hollywood has been substantial. Genres such as the 1940s film noir or the 1950s melodrama owe a great deal to directors such as Fritz Lang, Douglas Sirk, and Billy Wilder, all of whom made their mark on Hollywood and film history.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

1st Annual Golden Boar Awards

This is the first annual (can it be annual if it's the first?) Golden Boar Awards. Far from boring, these short films were produced by students in German 101 and 102 and will be showcased this evening.

Monday, November 13, 2017 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Reading: Carl Skoggard Reads From his Translation of Siegfried Kracauer's "Georg"

Join us at Open Sesame, downtown Kitchener's distinctive gift shop/gallery/book store, for a reading by Carl Skoggard, translator of the novel Georg by Siegfried Kracauer.

Monday, December 11, 2017 9:45 am - 7:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

13th 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


Die ersten Monate des Fremdsprachenunterrichts zu gestalten, stellt für Lehrende eine große Herausforderung dar. Mit dem Begriff des „Sprachnotstandsgebiets A“ hat Rösler (2013) all die Schwierigkeiten treffend charakterisiert, die sich gerade mit dieser Phase des Lernprozesses verbinden.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Reading Group Fall 2017: Winnetou, by Karl May

Cover 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.

We'll begin the evening with a short tour of the historic, Mennonite home and then sit down for our book discussion in its stone-walled basement, next to a cozy fire.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Reading Group: Book Swap & Reading Discussion

Choose Your Own German Book!

This semester, instead of the Centre stipulating the book, we're leaving it up to you! So, read whatever German-related book you'd like, be it written by a German/Swiss/Austria author in whatever language you can easily read, or a novel that really interests you that's been translated into

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00) Wednesday, May 31, 2017 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

German Language Film Festival Kitchener-Waterloo

The German Language Film Festival takes place in May and is a collection of three movies, one each from Austria, Switzerland, and Germany.

May 17 - Austria: “Stefan Zweig - A Farewell to Europe” (Vor der Morgenröte)