Thursday, June 4, 2020

Prof. Emma Betz receives the Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching and Research

Professor Emma Betz

The Department for Germanic and Slavic Studies congratulates Professor Emma Betz for receiving the Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching and Research. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

GSS Side-by-Side Writing: The Covid Edition

GGS Event showing students and professors of the department
During the Covid pandemic, our work continues, so we are inviting you to join our virtual GSS Side-by-Side Writing Group.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Looking for a great Spring 2020 culture course or thinking of learning a new language?

Are you a student from another Canadian university interested in taking one (or more) of our German online courses in Spring 2020?

How about...?

GER 230 - Vikings! taught in English by Prof. Grit Liebscher

GER 271 - German Thought and Culture: Objects  taught in English by Prof. Andrea Speltz

GER 272 - German Thought and Culture: People  taught in English by Prof. Paul Malone

or GER 101 - Elementary German I (or GER 102, or GER 201, or GER 202 with prior knowledge of German).

All courses will be taught online in Spring 2020.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

GSS Language Courses will be online for the Spring Term

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies will be offering German and Dutch language and culture courses, taught in German and English, in Spring/Summer 2020. Detailed course outlines can be accessed here:
Saturday, March 21, 2020

Grimm Lecture 2020 recap: Thinking Itself is Dangerous

Thinking Itself is Dangerous - Poster of Grimm Lecture 2020

On Thursday, March 19, 2020 Dr. Samantha Rose Hill gave the lecture “Thinking itself is dangerous: Reading Hannah Arendt”. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the lecture was held online, and Dr. Hill spoke to hundreds of participants from her home in New York via livestream.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Grimm Lecture 2020: Livestream

What can Hannah Arendt’s life and work teach us about our present political moment? Arendt scholar Samantha Rose Hill, Assistant Director of the Hannah Arendt Centre for Politics and Humanities at Bard College, will talk about the renewed interest in Hannah Arendt’s work, and why we should be reading Arendt now to better understand the politics of today.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Studying in a castle with the IcGS program

Aynur Hyuang in front of the Schloss Mannheim
Since the beginning of February, Aynur Huang is studying abroad at the University of Mannheim.
Friday, February 14, 2020

Research Abroad: Visiting Grad Student Alexandra Gubina

Alex Gubina

The GSS department is currently having a visitor from Mannheim: Alexandra Gubina, Ph.D. student from the University of Mannheim, who also works at the Pragmatics department at the Leibniz-Institute for the German Language (IDS). Alex is staying with the GSS department until the mid of April to work on her dissertation with one of her supervisors, Prof.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Faculty Publication: Ann Marie Rasmussen - Rivalrous Masculinities

Picture of the cover of Rivalrous Masculinities

The book “Rivalrous Masculinities” was published last year and it was edited by Ann Marie Rasmussen, one of the professors at our department.

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