Launch of Undergraduate Journal of German Studies <em>Zeitgeist</em>

Launch of Undergraduate Journal of German Studies Zeitgeist

The German Studies Students’ Union has published its first Undergraduate Journal of German Studies: Zeitgeist.

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.

The journal features essays written by undergraduate students from various disciplines, which find the common denominator under the umbrella of German Studies – topics that relate to this discipline, such as philosophical discussions with regards to Adorno and Horkheimer’s Dialectic of Enlightenment, or even topics in Art History, regarding an essay about Albrecht Dürer’s Four Apostles.

Furthermore, the journal was established in a bilingual (English, German) format, which it will continue to maintain.

The next issue seeks to also publish artworks, particularly those produced in German-speaking countries, or those written in German. These can range from short stories to poetry, as well as photographs and paintings.

Copies of the journal are now available in the Lounge of the German Department (OH301).

For information regarding submissions, please e-mail the GSSU at, and like the GSSU Facebook page, as well as the Zeitgeist Facebook page:

Zeitgeist will also be featured at the SMC Undergraduate Journals Fair on October 1, 2014, at the John M. Kelly Library. Learn about the different undergraduate journals on campus and the editorial experience! Visit the booths, chat with editors and learn how to submit your paper to an undergraduate journal. For more information visit