Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Collaborative Works-in-Progress: Rediscovering Alexander Moritz Frey

Paola Mayer + Rüdiger Müller

Our talk will focus on our forthcoming edition of Frey's short fiction and on our plan for an article on his tale, "Der Mensch." We will address such questions as: Who was Alexander Moritz Frey? What did his oeuvre look like? How does one create an anthology that will put him back on the literary map? What does a Robinsonade written in 1940 by an exile author look like?

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Reading Group: Daniel Kehlmann's "Die Vermessung der Welt"/"Measuring the World"

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is once again offering a reading group. This term, we'll be reading Daniel Kehlmann's Die Vermessung der Welt/Measuring the World.

Monday, December 5, 2016 5:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Animal Studies and the Voice of the Other

Ron Broglio will trace back to the 18th-century sensibility movement contemporary post-humanist ideas of animals having a voice. In his talk, he will pursue what animal studies can push against in terms of the animal “rights” movement.

His publications include:

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Author Reading: Thomas Perle - wir danken der partei (German)

„ich war neun, lebte im besten land der welt und hatte keine ahnung von revolution.“

In welchem Land wir geboren werden, wir aufwachsen, können wir uns nicht aussuchen. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Reading Group for Christopher Kloeble's "Almost Everything Very Fast"

Join us for a reading group and then meet the author afterwards! Almost Everything Very Fast is German award-winning author Christopher Kloeble's 3rd book and his North American debut. (His 4th book, Die Unsterbliche Familie Salz, just came out in August.)

Saturday, March 12, 2016 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Seminar: Spinoza, Goethe, Deleuze: All is Leaf (or Rhizome--take your pick)

The German Romantic Novalis called Baruch Spinoza a "God-intoxicated man." Next to Rousseau, there is hardly a more influential thinker for late 18th-century German intellectual life.