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Conference of the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG)



Saturday, May 30 to Tuesday, June 2, 2015


See pages 38 and 43 of your Congress Guide for conference locations

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Conference program: download the program (PDF, updated 2015-05-27)

Call-for-papers: Please contact the association directly for call-for-papers information

President's Reception: Sunday, May 31, 2015

Access: Only those people who have registered for the conference of the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German may attend. Note that registration fees do not cover the association's membership fees. For membership inquiries, please contact the association directly.

Program Chair: Kyle Frackman, University of British Columbia & Barbara Schmenk, University of Waterloo
Local Arrangements Coordinator: Jörg Esleben, University of Ottawa


Why should you come to Congress?

Seven Types of Multilingualism: Or, Wim Wenders Enfilms Pina Bausch

Keynote speaker: David Gramling

Wim Wenders’ 2010 film "Pina" stages more mutually incomprehensible languages among its dancers / learners than most “polyglot films” do. So what can 'German’ films—films that are de facto multilingual, but advance no orderly programmatic agenda vis-a-vis multilingual or multicultural practice—tell us about languaging and language plurality in the age of European integration?

Master of the Universe: Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Marc Bauder

"A true instance of "capital ideas," a screening of "Master of the Universe," winner of Best Documentary at the 2014 European Film Awards, and post-screening discussion with award-winning director Marc Bauder. In the film, a leading investment banker tells of the disturbingly unstable foundations of the global financial system. How much (or little) has changed since the crisis of 2008? Click here for more information.