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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.

  1. Sep. 20, 2019Zina Gimpelevich: Winner of the CAS/Taylor & Francis book prize
    Book by Zina Gimpelevich

    Zina Gimpelevich's book The Portrayal of Jews in Modern Biełarusian Literature, published 2018, has won the Canadian Association of Slavists/Taylor & Francis Book Prize. Congratulations!

  2. Sep. 20, 2019Alice Kuzniar received SSHRC Insight Grant
    Alice Kuzniar

    Professor Alice Kuzniar received a SSHRC Insight Grant for her research about the influence of the writings and practice of the renowned homeopath Clemens von Bönninghausen on the poetry of Germany's foremost female writer, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff. For this, she asks the question: How can one meaningfully bring together the very different fields of medicine and literature? Professor Kuzniar says that this grant allows her to pursue this line of research and form a team of medical historians and literary scholars.

    Read the summary of her proposal below:

  3. July 26, 2019Instructor for Elementary Russian Language Course - Fall 2019 (Application deadline: August 12, 2019)

    The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, University of Waterloo, invites applications for an Instructor for an Elementary Russian Language Course for the period September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.

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  1. Nov. 5, 2019The Buried Raging Sermons of the Warsaw Ghetto Rabbi
    Warsaw ghetto

  2. Nov. 7, 2019Film screening: Our Daily Bread
    Cinema

    For her VCULT course "World Cinema and Visual Culture", Professor Alice Kuzniar is hosting weekly film screenings. Everyone is welcome to join!

  3. Nov. 20, 2019In the Children's Best Interests: Unaccompanied Refugee Children in Germany, 1945-1952
    Lynne Taylor Book Cover

    WCGS invites one and all to a talk by Lynne Taylor, University of Waterloo professor of History. Dr.

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