Monday, December 14, 2015 — 10:00 AM EST

The German Studies Forum aims to

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 — 4:00 PM EST

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is hosting a talk on digital gaming and language learning. As digital gaming has increased in popularity and become a global practice, computer-assisted language learning (CALL) researchers and second and foreign language (L2) educators have begun reconsidering games as potential L2 teaching and learning (L2TL) resources.

Thursday, December 3, 2015 — 6:00 PM EST

Christmas is near! It is time for the department's annual trip to the Kitchener Christkindl Market! If you need an excuse to procrastinate and avoid studying, come and join us in downtown Kitchener for great food, drinks, shopping and atmosphere.

We'll meet at the market at 6:00pm in front of the Glühwein stall located in front of Kitchener City Hall. To get there from campus, take the 200 iExpress Bus from UW to Charles Street Terminal, walk north on Ontario Street South (~1min.) and turn left onto King Street (~3min.). Kitchener City Hall will be on the right.

Thursday, November 26, 2015 — 2:00 PM EST

Digging up the Doll: Inherited Memories of the Removal of German Nationals From Eastern Europe

A lecture by Linda Warley, University of Waterloo

Saturday, November 21, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Isis was the veiled goddess of nature who inspired German writers from Schiller to Novalis. Jean Paul Richter, too, fantasized about Isis: once one tried to lift the veil on nature, he said, the veil would continually extend itself. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Monday, November 2, 2015 — 11:30 AM EST

A lecture by Monica Heller, University of Toronto

Friday, October 30, 2015 — 11:30 AM EDT

"Julya Rabinowich’s Transnational Poetics: Remembering Border Crossings in Narrative and Theater"

A lecture by Christina Guenther, Bowling Green State University

Thursday, October 15, 2015 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

The Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Environment will be hosting a joint graduate information reception to provide students the opportunity to learn more about our programs.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 — 6:00 PM EDT

October is near and so is Oktoberfest.

Thursday, October 8, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

Wondering what it is like to study abroad? Want to learn more about the different countries you can visit while studying at one of our institutional partners? Want to learn how you can internationalize your education at Waterloo and what choices you have on campus to do so?

Thursday, October 1, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

All undergraduate students of German are welcome and encouraged to attend. Plan for the school year 2015/2016 will be discussed. We also still need volunteers for our Executive.

If you would like to participate in the UW German Undergraduate Society, but are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Evan Karl on Facebook.

Friday, May 29, 2015 — 3:30 PM EDT

To mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, filmmakers Marc and Christopher Bauder conceived and executed a public art installation. Using approximately 8,000 large balloons, each one mounted on its own self-powered light post, the Bauder brothers lit a 15.3-kilometer stretch of the former border between East and West Berlin. On November 9, spectators helped release the balloons.

Friday, May 29, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies is once again hosting its annual conference showcasing the talents and ideas of our graduate students.

The conference will also be presenting two special lectures:

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 — 4:30 PM EDT

(En) gendering Precarity

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Join us for a workshop with German filmmaker Maria Speth. An important director often associated with the "Berlin school" of cinema, Ms. Speth will  discuss her filmmaking, focusing on her two latest films (Töchter/Daughters and 9 Leben/Nine Lives) that deal with the difficulties homeless young women face.

The Maria Speth Film Retrospective is happening throughout April at the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 — 2:30 PM EDT

Ann Marie Rasmussen, Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker Memorial Chair in German Literary Studies, will be giving her inaugural lecture entitled:

Medieval Misogyny? Aristotle and Phyllis in Medieval German Culture

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 — 4:30 PM EDT

(En) gendering Precarity

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

The Waterloo Colloquium on Language Teaching and Learning is a venue for graduate students from different departments to explore topics in language teaching and learning and present their research.  It also constitutes the final part of the Certificate in University Language Teaching (CULT).  All are welcome to attend!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 — 4:30 PM EDT

(En) gendering Precarity

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Our annual Awards Ceremony for students who excel in our courses and programs. By invitation.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 — 3:00 PM EDT

Screening of Maria Speth's film "9 Leben/9 Lives" as part of the GER 359 course, German Cinema through a Transnational Lens, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 3-5 p.m. in ECH 1220. All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 — 3:00 PM EDT

Join Prof. Alice Kuzniar as she and her students in GER/FINE 359, German Cinema through a Transnational Lens, discover Germany's multicultural and transnational identity through a series of provocative and entertaining films.  All movies in this series are either in English or in German with English subtitles. The films are free, so bring your friends!

January 28

Werner Herzog


2005 (103 min)

February 4

Percy Adlon


1990 (91 min)

February 11

Doris Dörrie

Friday, March 20, 2015 — 4:00 PM EDT

Bryan Smith, Associate Professor of English at Arizona State University, will give a talk on learner behaviour.  Full details available at the Waterloo Centre for German Studies.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 — 2:30 PM EDT

Finding out who you are and where
 you belong is a foundational concern of High Medieval Arthurian Romance.


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