Graduate Study in German & Yiddish @ U of Toronto: Online Info Session Thurs Nov 24, 1 p.m.

The Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures at the University of Toronto is inviting applications to our Graduate Program in German and Yiddish Literature, Culture and Theory. We will be holding two online information sessions: one this coming Thursday 24 November at 1pm , another on Tuesday 20 December at 4pm Eastern Time. Please join us at Read More »

Becoming Black: Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker in Attendance, Thurs., Nov. 24, 5 pm

Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker in AttendanceBecoming Black, 90 min.Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue, University of Toronto5:00 p.m. Thursday, November 24, 2022 Please join us for a public film screening of the thought-provoking German autobiographical documentary, Becoming Black with the Berlin-based director Ines Johnson-Spain in attendance. The film has travelled globally and found resonance across peoples and cultures. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker moderated by University of Toronto Professors Angelica Fenner and Azadeh Sharifi. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, the Cinema Studies Institute, and the DAAD. Read More »

Kaffeestunde: Thursday, December 1 at 2 pm

Dear undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty of the German Department: We’d like to invite all of you to our Kaffeestunde (coffee hour), the German Department’s social gathering of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. Let’s meet and mingle over coffee, tea and Keksen for an informal chat in German. The Kaffeestunde will take place every first Thursday and third Friday of the month from 2-3 p.m. in the Lounge of the German Department, Odette Hall 301. Please join us for our next Kaffeestunde on Thursday, December 1 at 2 pm. *Help us protect the environment and bring your own reusable cup* Angelica Fenner Acting Chair Read More »

Bored to Death. Dreams of Adventure Before and After the First World War

Oliver Grill (Munich) October 13, 4-6pm Odette Hall Library (OH323) The “man of 1914 was literally bored to death! That is why the war came upon him with the intoxication of adventure, with the glory of distant undiscovered shores.” Robert Musil made this observation when the end of the First World War was already in sight. Trench warfare had taught Musil and his contemporaries the painful lesson that the dreams of adventure that had accompanied the outbreak of war had been deceptive. However, their intensity could not be easily forgotten. Read More »

Side by Side Writing: Monday 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Side-by-side writing works as follows: It is not a writing feedback group. It’s just a way to make writing progress while hanging out with friends and colleagues (this is also known as: zwei Fliegen auf einen Streich). Read More »