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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Do you need a Winter 2018 course?

Here are some great offers...

GER 262 / REES 262 / ENGL 220B - Languages and Society II taught by Prof. Emma Betz in English language (10:30-11:20 MWF in ML 117)

GER 363 / FINE 363 - German Filmmakers in Hollywood taught by Prof. James Skidmore in English language (6:30-8:20 T in ECH 1220 and 2:30-4:20 Th in ML 354)

GER 212 - Integrative Language Seminar II taught by Prof. Michael Boehringer (11:30-12:50 MW in ML 109)

Monday, November 6, 2017

Teach English in Germany (2018-2019 PAD program)

Application deadline: January 19, 2018

In co-operation with the German Pedagogical Exchange Office (PAD), the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German is accepting applications for positions as English-language assistants in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

GSS Professor Alice Kuzniar to receive award for her research on homeopathy

GSS Professor Alice Kuzniar

Alice Kuzniar, University Research Chair and Professor of German (cross-appointed with English), will be awarded the Hans-Walz Research Prize in Stuttgart this December for her 2017 book The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism. Congratulations to Alice!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Oscar-nominated German film screening at UW!

Poster for Toni Erdmann film showing, 30 Oct. 2017

Toni Erdmann comes to UW this October

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies is proud to present a screening of director Maren Ade's 2016 Oscar-nominated German film Toni Erdmann, this coming 30 October, in ECH 1220. In German, with English subtitles. Free admission.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

GSS has its first dual PhD

New PhD Daniela Roth with her supervisors

Some graduate students have so many good ideas that they need two supervisors to handle the load. Such was the case with Daniela Roth, who became the first graduate student to earn a dual PhD in German from the University of Waterloo and our partner university in Germany, Universität Mannheim, under a cotutelle arrangement.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Looking for a great Fall 2017 course?

How about...?

ARTS 190 - Cultural Identities Today taught by Prof. Barbara Schmenk (11:30-12:50 T Th in ML 349)

GER 250 / GER 350 - Performance German taught by Prof. Alice Kuzniar (4:00-5:20 MW in ML 117)

Friday, June 16, 2017

Alice Kuzniar named University Research Chair

Alice Kuzniar

Alice Kuzniar has been named a University Research Chair. This distinction is granted to at most five faculty members a year. The notice from the office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost reads as follows:

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Alice Kuzniar publishes book on homeopathy and romanticism

book cover

Professor Alice Kuzniar's new book, The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism, has just been published by the University of Toronto Press.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Dark Romanticisms

Still from Nosferatu

Prof. Alice Kuzniar's graduate seminar Dark Romanticisms was recently featured on the Faculty of Arts website. As the article says, "the lucky students in Alice Kuzniar’s Dark Romanticisms class have spent their term studying the irrational and fantastic – including ghosts, Doppelgänger, talking animals, and vampires."

Monday, December 19, 2016

So German! student photo contest

Poster for photo contest

The So German! photo contest is presented by the Goethe-Institut and the German Academic Exchange Service. Students at Canadian high schools, colleges, and universities can participate.