Monday, December 5, 2016 — 5:30 PM EST
Ron Broglio

Ron Broglio (Arizona State University) will be visiting the University of Waterloo to talk about his research on the notion that animals have a voice. Ron traces this idea back to the 18th-century sensibility movement.

See the event website for more details.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 — 5:00 PM EST
Christkindl Market Kitchener

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. It's the 20th Anniversary of the Christkindl Market Kitchener!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 — 12:45 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Zwartboek - trailer photo
Zwartboek (Paul Verhoeven, 2006). In Dutch with English subtitles.
Thursday, November 17, 2016 — 8:00 PM EST
Picture of movie cover
Joint the German Society to watch 'Good-Bye, Lenin!’, which is a comedy drama that takes place during Germany’s reunification. Food and drinks will be provided.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Join GER 620/720 for a screening of Murnau’s 1922 silent classic Nosferatu. It has been beautifully re-mastered. 

Pizza will be served

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT
Christopher Kloeble

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies, in conjunction with the Goethe-Institut Toronto, is pleased to welcome Christopher Kloeble to Waterloo. 

Kloeble will be reading from his work and will then answer questions from the audience. A book signing will take place at the end.

Friday, October 21, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT

A public lecture by Dr. Eva Kittay, scholar of disability studies and feminist ethics.

Dr. Kittay is Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University and an Affiliate of the Stony Brook Women’s Studies Program. She is the author of more than 85 articles, and seven books and edited volumes including Loves’ Labor: Essays on Women, Equality and Dependency.

She is visiting the University of Waterloo to present a series of lectures in the Department of Philosophy.

Friday, October 21, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT
Thomas Spranz-Fogasy

To “heal sick people via words” Antiphon of Athens already claimed in the 5th century before Christ. In the 19th century Freud and Breuer stated that signs of hysteria disappeared via talking with the female patients about their triggering memories. Thus, talking was functionalized as the central tool to treat psychic problems and connected somatic symptoms. Clearly, the importance of language is the reason why linguistic and sociological conversation analysis addresses psychotherapy and psychosomatics as relevant fields of research.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Come and join faculty, students, and staff for some pretzels and

  • discover study abroad possibilities in Germany, Croatia, and Russia;
  • learn about our German, Dutch, Russian and Croatian language courses and programs; and
  • mingle with German students and instructors.

All are welcome!

Thursday, October 6, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

The German Society is inviting you to its first event of the term: Board Game Night

Saturday, September 24, 2016 — 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM EDT
Undergraduate colloquium graphic
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT
Brandenburg Gate

Come to an information meeting to learn more about this exciting trip.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT

Up until 1916, Kitchener was known by another name - Berlin. But with the advent of the First World War and the rise of anti-German sentiment, citizens agitated for a name change.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT

A historical perspective on gender and foreign language learning

As part of a week-long visit to the University of Waterloo, Prof. Sabine Doff from the University of Bremen is giving a lecture on gender foreign language learning. 

Friday, March 18, 2016 — 12:30 PM EDT

Edgar Reitz’ Rückkehr ins Kino löste 2013 bei den Filmfestspielen von Venedig Begeisterung aus. Die internationale Filmkritik war sich einig: Mit der „Anderen Heimat“ habe der Regisseur einen fulminanten Schlusspunkt für seine gefeierte „Heimat“-Reihe geliefert.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM EDT

Come watch the concluding film (which is also a prequel) to Edgar Reitz magnum opus Heimat! Released in 2013 to great acclaim, Die andere Heimat returns to the village of Schabbach, but this time it is the middle of the 19th century.

This is a long film - 263 minutes! - so pizza will be provided! The film is in German with English subtitles.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 3:30 PM EST

Want to learn more about our 2016 Waterloo German Language Summer School in Bamberg/Germany? Interested in declaring a German Major or a German/Russian and East European Studies (REES) Minor? Wondering what our alumni are doing with a Bachelor of Arts/German degree?

Then this information session is for you! Come and meet current students and professors and hear some presentations from alumni.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 — 4:00 PM EST

God's Busted Knee (German original: Das kaputte Knie Gottes) is the newest work from German author Marc Degens. Currently living in Toronto, Degens has been a fixture in the German pop literature scene for many years. Degens will read from this and other works in both English and German.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 — 4:00 PM EST

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies and the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies are hosting a reading by German author Michael Götting. He'll read from his 2015 novel, Contrapunctus (English: Counterpoint). 

Götting is an author, journalist and curator. He writes for ZEIT ONLINEDeutschlandfunk and the Tagesspiegel and works as a freelance artist and curator for Berlin's postmigrant theatre Ballhaus Naunystrasse.

Thursday, January 21, 2016 — 11:30 AM EST

Title: Das kulturelle Gedächtnis der Wende in autobiografischer deutscher Jugendliteratur
Supervisor: James M. Skidmore

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