Canadian Association of University Teachers of German

Association #23
Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG )
Conference dates: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019 to Monday, June 3, 2019
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CAUTG #23 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.
The 2019 CAUTG Annual Meeting (June 1-3) assembles presentations and special events on any topic or period in German Studies (German-language literature, cinema, cultural studies, German language, and language pedagogy), as well as from related fields such as history, art history, philosophy, political studies, and musicology. The 2019 CAUTG meeting has a particular emphasis on the relation of German and Indigenous Studies, genocide studies, as well as the circulation of ideas such as sustainability, accessibility, global mobility, health, culture, education, nationalism, and transnationalism in German-speaking and European discourses. Two special events challenge traditional forms of thinking and traditional media. Renowned media and cultural historian Professor Wulf Kansteiner from Aarhus University in Denmark will present a keynote lecture (on June 2) entitled Remembering Genocide in the 21stCentury: The Failures and Promises of Digital Trauma Culture. His talk analyzes the opportunities and challenges of digital Holocaust representation (virtual reality, social media, and gaming technologies) in relation to immersive and interactive digital technologies used for the remembrance of aboriginal culture and suffering in Canada and Australia. A roundtable on Indigenous & German Studies (on June 1) explores the role German Studies—its research, teaching, and institutions—can play in the overdue rethinking of the academy beyond its colonial, exclusionary, and racist legacies with a view toward transformative change and social justice. Other special events include: • a talk entitled A Queer Century, 1869-1969 by Dr. Heike Bauer from the Birkbeck University of London (June 3; in collaboration with UBC’s Rare Books and Special Collections) • the Waterloo Centre for German Studies Canadian Book Prize lecture, a pre-conference event (on May 31) discussing career opportunities of humanities graduate students outside of academia • a lecture on language and pedagogy sponsored by the Goethe-Institute • several interdisciplinary special panels • an association banquet (evening of June 3) during which the CAUTG dissertation award, the Innovate German Award (co-sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service) and the Best Graduate Student Paper Award will be awarded. Most conference contributions are in English, but presentations in German and French are welcome as well.
Open events: 
Date & time Event Hosted by Series
Jun 2 -
13:30 - 15:00
Genocide in the 21st Century: The Failures and Promises of Digital Trauma Culture (Keynote Address) Canadian Association of University Teachers of German, Canadian Comparative Literature Association Association events
Jun 2 -
19:00 - 20:30
Foreign Language Literacy and the Literary: Textual Transactions and Symbolic Struggles (Keynote Address sponsored by Goethe Institut) Canadian Association of University Teachers of German Association events
Jun 3 -
11:00 - 12:30
‘Good’ Queers and Hated Others: Integration, Expulsion, and Disavowal of Subjects in Contemporary German-language Society and Culture Canadian Association of University Teachers of German, Sexuality Studies Association Association events
Jun 3 -
14:00 - 16:00
Roundtable “Building Transdisciplinary Relationships: Indigenous & German Studies” Canadian Association of University Teachers of German Association events, Reconciliation events
• German-language literature • German-language cinema • cultural studies in connection to German-language culture • SLA in connection to German
Call-for-papers deadline: 
November 30, 2018
President's Reception: 
June 2, 2019
Program Chairs: 

Stephan Jaeger, University of Manitoba and Belinda Kleinhans, Texas Tech University

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Kyle Frackman, The University of British Columbia


For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.