The Germanic and Slavic Studies Department at the University of Victoria is hosting its 2nd Annual Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies Graduate Conference this coming spring. The theme Continue reading CfP: Graduate Student Conference at the University of Victoria
The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada is inviting excellent students to join its interdisciplinary research team. Our faculty’s expertise lies in Continue reading Germanic Studies at the University of British Columbia – Call for Graduate Applications 2018
The Queen’s Two Bodies: a UBC Global Seminar in Weimar, Germany – Summer 2018: UBC’s Dr. Gaby Pailer, along with colleagues from the Università degli Studi di Bergamo and the Freie Universität Berlin, in collaboration with Klassik-Stiftung Weimar, invite you to join The Queen’s Two Bodies: German 515, a UBC Global Seminar offered in Weimar, Germany in Summer 2018. Application deadline: December 14, 2017.
“Wie froh bin ich, daß ich weg bin …” / “So glad to be away …”
(Goethe’s Young Werther)
The Queen’s Two Bodies: Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I from Schiller to Jelinek
This Seminar takes its departure from E. Kantorowicz’s thesis of the “King’s Two Bodies” (1957), which recent research has questioned with regard to queens. In Schiller’s famous historical drama Maria Stuart (1801) the two bodies are distributed onto two queens, Mary Stuart (“body natural”) and Elizabeth I (“body politic”). Is this always the case in literary and cinematic renderings of the Mary Stuart / Elizabeth I complex? Seminar participants will have the unique opportunity to explore this research question by dealing with dramatic, narrative, and cinematic renderings by authors such as Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Stefan Zweig or Elfriede Jelinek. The seminar will take place in the “Festsaal” of the historic Goethe National Museum, from June 17-22, 2018.
This seminar is funded by “Klassik-Stiftung Weimar” and open to graduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts at UBC.
Graduate students from other Canadian institutions may be eligible under the Western Dean’s Agreement.
Advanced reading knowledge of German is required.
Find out more
Learn more and apply online at http://students.ubc.ca/Weimar2018
Or contact Dr. Gaby Pailer, Professor of German Literature: email@example.com
This is the CfP for a joint panel of three associations at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, at the CAUTG Annual Meeting, 26-29 May 2018 at the University of Regina, Canada. Joint panel between three associations: Continue reading CfP: WiG/CAUTG/WGSREF joint panel at CAUTG / Congress in Regina, May 26-29, 2018
The School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Calgary is inviting applications for its new MA and PhD programs in Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLAC). Continue reading Graduate Studies in Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Calgary
The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Waterloo seeks excellent students to join the unique Joint MA program in Intercultural German Studies. The program is fully funded and includes one year of study at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and one year at the University of Mannheim, Germany. Students obtain a combined joint degree from the two universities.
Students receive scholarships and teaching/research assistantships covering tuition, travel, and living expenses at Waterloo and in Mannheim. Typical assistantship duties involve classroom and online teaching as well providing research support to faculty members. Students may also apply for additional scholarships.
Program of study
The MA in Intercultural German Studies includes coursework in the areas of German literature and culture, media, Applied Linguistics and teaching German as a Foreign Language. Workshops and milestones acquaint students with skills that can be put to use both inside and outside the academic setting. Students also have the opportunity to complete the Certificate in University Language Teaching at the University of Waterloo.
More information on the program and admission requirements:
Germanic and Slavic Studies at Waterloo is a vibrant department whose faculty specialize in the areas of German Literary Studies, Culture, and Media, Applied Linguistics, and Language Education. For more information on our faculty, please see https://uwaterloo.ca/germanic-slavic-studies/about/people. Waterloo Region is a fast-growing, progressive region rich in cultural heritage.
At the University of Mannheim, students can take classes at the Institut für Deutsche Philologie and in a variety of other Humanities and Social Sciences Departments, and use the resources of the Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS). For more information see
http://ids-mannheim.de. Mannheim is a multicultural city with diverse entertainment and cultural offerings.
Application Deadline for Fall 2018: February 1, 2018
Undergraduates with a degree in German and/or other fields in the Humanities and Social Sciences and some competence in German are encouraged to contact Dr. Barbara Schmenk (firstname.lastname@example.org) to explore their options for applying.
Alice A. Kuzniar, University Research Chair and Professor of German and English at the University of Waterloo, will be awarded the Hans-Walz Prize at a champagne reception on 1 December at the Robert Bosch Haus in Stuttgart for her work on the history of homeopathy. Continue reading Alice Kuzniar wins the Hans-Walz Prize in the History of Homeopathy
The Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures at the University of Toronto is currently soliciting applications to our Graduate Program in German Literature, Culture, and Theory. Research areas pursued by our faculty Continue reading German Graduate Programs at the U of Toronto
The Canadian Year in Freiburg student exchange program is now accepting Canadian applications for the program in Germany Continue reading Canadian Year in Freiburg
Seminar. A Journal of Germanic Studies is looking for submissions to the Special Issue on Reconsidering the Media Histories of Girls in Uniform. Guest editors are Ilinca Iurascu (University of British Columbia), Gaby Pailer (University of British Columbia), and Franziska Schößler (Universität Trier). Continue reading CfP: Reconsidering the Media Histories of Girls in Uniform