Due to construction at Pearson Airport, our speaker just found out yesterday that her flight to Toronto has been cancelled and there were no alternatives. So we unfortunately have to cancel this afternoon's talk on data-driven language learning.
German author Christopher Kloeble will be on CKWR 98.5 FM this afternoon at 4:20 p.m. Audiences outside of the listening area or out of reach of a radio can listen live online from the station's website.
On October 25, we held our 7th annual Jacob-&-Wilhelm-Grimm Lecture. Our speaker was James Retallack, University of Toronto professor of History. His research interests (1830-1918) include German regional history, nationalism, anti-semitism, electoral politics, and historiography. He has edited or authored 14 books, and his 15th is currently in the works. In November 2011 Retallack was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
German author Christopher Kloeble spoke with UWaterloo professor James Skidmore about the differences between English and German, the challenges of having his novel translated into English, dealing with dark topics, and on being a German/Bavarian writer.