Monday, December 14, 2015 — 10:00 AM EST

The German Studies Forum aims to

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 — 4:00 PM EST
Headshot of Jon Reinhardt, Associate Professor of English Applied Linguistics at the University of Arizona

As digital gaming has increased in popularity and become a global practice, computer-assisted language learning (CALL) researchers and second and foreign language (L2) educators have begun reconsidering games as potential L2 teaching and learning (L2TL)

Thursday, November 26, 2015 — 2:00 PM EST

Digging up the Doll: Inherited Memories of the Removal of German Nationals From Eastern Europe

A lecture by Linda Warley, University of Waterloo

Saturday, November 21, 2015 — 3:00 PM EST
Headshot of the speaker, Nikola van Merveldt

​Nikola von Merveldt researches children's literature and its historical context. Her studies focus on the history of the book as a material object and social medium that isn’t only the intellectual product of the author, but also the commercial, technological, and cultural product of an epoch.

Saturday, November 21, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
Poster for the event, including speaker details.

Isis was the veiled goddess of nature who inspired German writers from Schiller to Novalis. Jean Paul Richter, too, fantasized about Isis: once one tried to lift the veil on nature, he said, the veil would continually extend itself. 

Monday, November 2, 2015 — 11:30 AM EST

A lecture by Monica Heller, University of Toronto

Friday, October 30, 2015 — 11:30 AM EDT

"Julya Rabinowich’s Transnational Poetics: Remembering Border Crossings in Narrative and Theater"

A lecture by Christina Guenther, Bowling Green State University

Friday, September 25, 2015 — 7:00 PM EDT
Medicine dropper with a drop of a homeopathic remedy coming out and going into a small, brown glass bottle.

Homeopathy is a controversial form of alternative medicine. Some consider it a miracle, others a sham.

But where did it all start?

Friday, May 29, 2015 — 3:30 PM EDT
A large crowd of people at Lichtgrenze, the art installation by Marc and Christopher Bauder

Marc Bauder will talk about how he and his brother, Christopher, conceived and executed a public art installation to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the

Friday, May 29, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

This is the annual conference of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies. Keynote Speakers are Prof. Dr. Beate Henn-Memmesheimer from Universität Mannheim and German filmmaker and artist Marc Bauder. You can read more about it over at their website.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 — 4:30 PM EDT
Headshot of German director Maria Speth

(En) gendering Precarity

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 — 2:30 PM EDT
Medieval woman riding on top of medieval man

Aristotle, esteemed as a great philosopher in the medieval world, also eked out a second existence there as a figure of fun and mockery.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 — 4:30 PM EDT
Headshot of German director Maria Speth

(En) gendering Precarity

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

The Waterloo Colloquium on Language Teaching and Learning is the final part of the Certificate in University Language Teaching (CULT) workshops held this term. All are welcome to attend. Please download the schedule here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 — 4:30 PM EDT
Headshot of German director Maria Speth

(En) gendering Precarity

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 — 3:00 PM EDT

Screening of Maria Speth's film "9 Leben/9 Lives" as part of the GER 359 course, German Cinema through a Transnational Lens, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 3-5 p.m. in ECH 1220.  All are welcome to attend.

Friday, March 20, 2015 — 4:00 PM EDT

Sound research in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) necessarily draws upon established second language acquisition (SLA) constructs and approaches in exploring learner-computer and learner-learner interaction. At the same time, CALL research has the potential to shape (and also complicate) aspects of SLA theory. Indeed, the digital medium affords CALL researchers certain advantages; however, it also presents a host of methodological challenges. Among these challenges, sufficiently tracking learner behavior seems to be critical.

Monday, March 2, 2015 — 11:30 AM EST
Photo of Daniela Wolff, the author of the German novel Kurzsturz

Daniela Wolff published her first novel, Kurzsturz (Shortfall), in 2014. A resident of Canada since 2010, she lives and writes in Waterloo Region.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 — 7:30 PM EST
Poster: title Fuehrerbunker in red Fraktur script, image of keyhole with light streaming through

Canadian composer Andrew Ager’s new chamber opera “Führerbunker” is receiving its premiere at the Registry Theatre in Kitchener.

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