Special issue of Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies, edited by Carrie Smith (University of Alberta), Markus Stock (University of Toronto), and Renae Watchman (Mount Royal University). This special issue poses a seemingly simple question: Is there transdisciplinary ground between Indigenous Studies and German Studies? Continue reading CfP Seminar: Building Transdisciplinary Relationships: Indigenous & German Studies
On November 17, 2018, the 6th Undergraduate Colloquium in German Studies takes place at the UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO. Continue reading 6th Undergraduate Colloquium in German Studies, University of Toronto
Celebrate CAUTG Teaching and Research at the CAUTG at CONGRESS – Regina, May 25-28, 2018. All conference participants, your contribution is due: MAY 23, 2018. Please send Continue reading Celebration of CAUTG Teaching and Research
The Waterloo Centre for German Studies promotes research into any and all aspects of the German-speaking world. As part of this mandate, the WCGS encourages the communication of research findings to both academics and the broader public. The Waterloo Centre for German Studies Book Prize has been established to recognize first-time authors whose scholarly work provides a substantial contribution to our understanding of any aspect of German-speaking society.
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The Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo is starting a new first-year seminar program called Arts First, and as a result the Faculty is seeking to fill a number of Definite Term (two-year) Lectureships. Continue reading Arts First Lectureships – Definite Term Lecturers University of Waterloo
The CAUTG Masters Prize is usually awarded every other year (up to two awards). The next prize is to be awarded at the Annual Meeting of the Association in May 2018 in Regina, Saskatchewan, for master theses defended between Oct. 16, 2015 and Oct. 15, 2017.
Field of Research: MA theses from all fields that have been defended at a German department or program in Canada (Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Second Language Acquisition) or those written in any area of German Studies, including those written as part of the completion of a degree in, for example, Comparative Literature or Philosophy or History, etc. Dissertations written in English, French, or German are eligible to be nominated. Theses written in English, French, or German are eligible to be nominated.
Nomination Criteria: The MA thesis should demonstrate original and strong scholarship. Its defense must fall in the time period specified above.
Nomination Process: Self-application for the award is not possible. Candidates must be nominated by the Department / Program whose decision will be communicated by the Graduate chair/coordinators (or department head/chair or her/his designate) to the chair of the committee by March 1st, 2018. A major research paper of no fewer than 13,000 words (excluding bibliography) forming a constitutive part of the requirements for the MA may be accepted as equivalent of an MA thesis. Each department/program can nominate one candidate for every 10 students completing their degree in the specified time period.
Procedure: The committee requests theses to be submitted electronically (as pdf-, word- or rtf-files) to Nikola von Merveldt at email@example.com . In unusual circumstances, the committee also accepts the submission of one paper copy, but electronic copies are clearly preferred. A letter of nomination from the graduate or department chair explaining the merits of the thesis and the reasons for nomination (including, for example, the examining committee’s or external reviewer’s remarks) must accompany the submitted thesis.
Prize: The award winners will receive an official CAUTG certificate and a cash award of $500. Further, the award winner is eligible for the defraying of travel costs to the annual CAUTG meeting at which the award is granted (even if she/he does not present a paper at that meeting).
Selection Committee: The selection committee consists of its chair and two other members who are currently active faculty members in German programs at Canadian universities. They will be appointed after the submission deadline in consultation between the chair of the committee and the president of the CAUTG.
Objectivity: The committee will ensure that the procedure will be as objective as a competitive award selection can be. The decision of the committee will be wholly based on the quality of the written thesis; neither the ‘name’ of the degree granting institution nor of the thesis advisor will play a role in the selection process.
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in German in the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies (http://cenes.ubc.ca/), commencing Continue reading Two-Year Lecturer Position in German at the University of British Columbia
I am currently recruiting an M.A. student in German Language and Literature who is interested in working on memory and migration in German-language literature. Having secured SSRHC funding for research on Transnational European Memory in German-language Literature from Eastern Europe, Continue reading Recruiting M.A. graduate student in German for SSHRC Project on Memory and Migration (Memorial University of Newfoundland)