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Our department specializes in the study of language, applied linguistics, literature, and film and visual culture.  We have active graduate and undergraduate programs in German, and we also offer courses in Croatian, Dutch, and Russian.

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  1. Jan. 6, 2017Dark RomanticismsStill from Nosferatu

    Prof. Alice Kuzniar's graduate seminar Dark Romanticisms was recently featured on the Faculty of Arts website.

  2. Dec. 19, 2016So German! student photo contestPoster for photo contest

    The So German! photo contest is presented by the Goethe-Institut and the German Academic Exchange Service. Students at Canadian high schools, colleges, and universities can participate.

  3. Nov. 28, 2016Teach English in Germany (2017-2018 PAD program)

    Application deadline: January 9, 2017

    In co-operation with the German Pedagogical Exchange Office (PAD), the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German is accepting applications for positions as English-language assistants in the Federal Republic of Germany.

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  1. Jan. 25, 2017Film screening: VictoriaVIctoria poster

    A snappy home-made poster of the film!

    Victoria, a young Spanish woman newly moved to Berlin, finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.

  2. Jan. 26, 2017Three Minute Research PresentationsEvent poster

    Join students and faculty of Germanic and Slavic Studies as they have one minute to present one idea using one slide.

    Part of the university's involvement in the national Three Minute Thesis competition.

  3. Feb. 6, 2017Grimm Lecture 2017Timothy Snyder

    Timothy Snyder, the Housum Professor of History at Yale University, will be visiting the University of Waterloo to give the 2017 Grimm Lecture at the Waterloo Centre for German Studies. Snyder is best known for his 2010 book Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin, and his recent Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. 

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