Location: ML 245
Learn about exchange programs to German-speaking countries and to Russia offered by the University of Waterloo and the Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies.
Armin Mitter, a well known East German historian, will give a talk on the author Stefan Heym, with whom he collaborated.
The Department of History is holding a roundtable discussion on the evolution and relevance of Remembrance Day. The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies is participating in the event. Location and time are listed on this page, and for information on speakers etc. go to the History events page.
Ask Me More About Brecht - Hanns Eisler in Conversation with Hans Bunge
by Sabine Berendse and Paul Clements (United Kingdom)
In this engaging multimedia show, Sabine Berendse and Paul Clements perform excerpts from conversations between composer Hanns Eisler and Brecht scholar and archivist Hans Bunge. Reflecting Eisler's witty and anecdotal style, the conversations are enormously entertaining and stimulating.
Thorsten Huth, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, specializes in language learning and teacher education. He will give two workshops to graduate students and faculty members in two parts.
Doing the transcultural: Applied linguistics and second language pragmatics
Thorsten Huth, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, specializes in language learning and teacher education. His lecture is part of Professor Emma Betz's graduate course GER 613/713 on "Managing Understanding". More information on Thorsten Huth can be found at his homepage (http://huth.weebly.com/).
The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies invites you to a reading and talk by Jan DeGrass, former UW student of Russian and author, from her novel Jazz with Ella.
German undergraduate majors, minors, graduate students and faculty members are going on a trip to see the play Mary Stuart at the Stratford Festival on September 25, 2013. Professor Emeritus David G. John will give a talk before the trip titled "Schiller's Mary Stuart: From Weimar to Stratford."
Margaret MacMillan is regarded as a leading historian of the British Empire at the turn of the 20th century. She is an officer of the Order of Canada, a member of the Royal Society of Literature, and a professor of history at Oxford University. In addition to numerous articles on Canadian and world affairs, Professor MacMillan has written several award-winning books, including The Uses and Abuses of History and Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World.
The Annual Conference of the Austrian Studies Association is being held at the University of Waterloo.