German-Canadian studies

This group investigates historical, cultural, and linguistic phenomena and processes in German-Canadian communities. A particular focus is given to research about the German-Canadian community in the Waterloo region and to work with relevant materials in the Porter Library's Special Collections. An indicative set of topics and foci is: English-German bilingualism, German Canadiana in Ontario bibliography, German-speaking Mennonites, German-Canadian literature, history of the local German community.

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Join WCGS and the Princess Theatre for a German Language Film Festival!

Dates & Films:

  • May 23, 2018, Germany: "A Heavy Heart" (Herbert)
  • May 30, 2018, Austria: "We used to be cool" (Was hat uns bloß so ruiniert?)
  • June 6, 2018, Switzerland: "Dark Fortune" (Dunkles Glück)

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