The graduate programs of the former Department of German Language and Literature focused on writing in German since 1750. In view of the scholarly interests of individual members of faculty and the holdings of the Stauffer Library, the following areas of research are recommended to graduate students:
The Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG) sponsors an annual conference in late May or early June; produces an internationally known journal of German Studies, Seminar (University of Toronto Press); and publishes two issues annually of the CAUTG Bulletin, including an annual directory of Canadian Germanisten and containing much useful information on the state of the profession in Canada.
Student membership in the CAUTG is offered at very reasonable rates, and many of the papers presented at the annual conference are by graduate students. For details, visit http://www.cautg.org/
The Centre for Teaching and Learning offers support to graduate students in many forms.
A departmental workshop for Teaching Assistants is held each year in the week before the beginning of classes in September. Students holding a Teaching Assistantship in either the fall or the winter term are expected to participate in this workshop.
Some other links:
Nathalie Soini is the German Language and Literature Program's liaison librarian. She will provide tips for identifying and searching resources in your subject area (reference tools, books, articles, e-journal, etc.), as well as other resources such as RefWorks. The web address for the Resources by Subject for German Language and Literature is: http://library.queensu.ca/research/guide/german-language-and-literature and the Queen's Library home page is: http://library.queensu.ca/ .
About Nathalie: She is fluent in German. She has lived and studied in Germany for two years. While in Germany, she studied at the Goethe-Institut and Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg. She also has a B.A in German/Spanish from Brock University, a Spanish M.A. from the University of Toronto and a Master's of Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario.