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.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

CfP: 15th Germanic and Slavic Studies Conference

GSS conference 2019 call for papers

It's time for our annual Germanic and Slavic Studies Conference!

For the 15th time, the Germanic and Slavic Studies department is hosting the GSS conference. So mark the date: Monday, December 9, 2019, because you don't want to miss this. 

Friday, September 20, 2019

Alice Kuzniar received SSHRC Insight Grant

Alice Kuzniar

Professor Alice Kuzniar received a SSHRC Insight Grant for her research about the influence of the writings and practice of the renowned homeopath Clemens von Bönninghausen on the poetry of Germany's foremost female writer, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff. For this, she asks the question: How can one meaningfully bring together the very different fields of medicine and literature? Professor Kuzniar says that this grant allows her to pursue this line of research and form a team of medical historians and literary scholars.

Read the summary of her proposal below:

Friday, September 20, 2019

Zina Gimpelevich: Winner of the CAS/Taylor & Francis book prize

Book by Zina Gimpelevich

Zina Gimpelevich's book The Portrayal of Jews in Modern Biełarusian Literature, published 2018, has won the Canadian Association of Slavists/Taylor & Francis Book Prize. Congratulations!

Friday, July 26, 2019

Instructor for Elementary Russian Language Course - Fall 2019 (Application deadline: August 12, 2019)

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, University of Waterloo, invites applications for an Instructor for an Elementary Russian Language Course for the period September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.

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