Past Events

Adaptation: Teaching 21st Century Skills

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DAAD German Language Teaching & Learning Workshop The fourth annual conference offers the chance to learn from experts in the field and to mingle with peers from other Canadian universities in an intellectually stimulating and collegial context. We are especially excited about this year’s line-up of speakers: Daniel Bowles from Boston College, Nicolay Ostrau from Dartmouth College, Maria Morrison from McGill University, James Skidmore from Waterloo University, Jason Lieblang from UBC, and a speaker from the Goethe-Institut Toronto. Coming soon! December 8th and 9th 2018 Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto, 1 Devonshire Place Read More »

Guest Lecture: “Werther’s Pulse” by Oliver Simons

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September 14, 2019, 3:00pm to 5:00pm, Odette Hall Rm. 323 Oliver Simons studied German literature, cultural studies, and philosophy at Humboldt-University in Berlin, where he received his Dr. phil. in 2005. His teaching and research interests focus on literature and science, post-colonial studies, the “end” around 1800, and literary theories. Professor Oliver Simons is professor of German at Columbia University in New York City. He is the author of Raumgeschichten. Topographien der Moderne in Philosophie, Wissenschaft und Literatur and Literaturtheorien zur Einführung, and co-editor of Kolonialismus als Kultur: Literatur, Medien, Wissenschaft in der deutschen Gründerzeit des Fremden, Kafkas Institutionen (Transcript 2007), Bachmanns Medien and The Oxford Handbook of Carl Schmitt. In his current book project, tentatively titled The Ends of the Eighteenth Century, he examines how textual endings around 1800 correspond with theories of causality and conclusion. ** For any accommodation needs, please email german@chass.utoronto.ca, and we will do our best to assist you. Read More »