IBH Summer School Opportunities

summer school constance

Learning German can be more than studying grammar and memorising vocabulary. It can also mean discovering the culture of German-speaking countries, spending the summer in the tri-border region of Germany's biggest lake in the heart of Europe, making international friends and gaining ECTS credits for it! Read More »

Current Research: Teresa Sudenis


Teresa Sudenis is a PhD Student in our Department. She studied German Philology in Wrocław (Poland) and wrote her Master’s thesis on Günter Grass’ Der Butt. Her family is of German origin and lives in Silesia, a province now located in the part of South Poland which belonged to East German territories until the end of the Second World War. Read More »

Christine Lehleiter: Romanticism, Origins and the History of Heredity

Christine Lehleiter Book

Congratulations to Professor Christine Lehleiter: Her monograph study Romanticism, Origins and the History of Heredity was published this month in the prestigious New Studies in the Age of Goethe series. Examining novels by Goethe, Jean Paul, and E.T.A. Hoffmann, studies on plant hybridization, treatises on animal breeding, and anatomical collections, Romanticism, Origins, and the History of Heredity delineates how romantic authors imagined the ramifications of emerging notions of heredity for the conceptualization of selfhood. Read More »

Extended Deadline: Zeitgeist 2015

Zeitgeist call for submissions 2015

With the help of various sponsors, including the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, the Arts and Science Student Union, the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, the Department of Political Science, the German Consulate General Toronto, as well as the University of Toronto's Dean's Student Initiative Fund, the GSSU was able to publish the first issue of Zeitgeist which will continue as an annual print issue... Read More »