Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG)

University of Ottawa, Canada, 30 May – 2 June, 2015

You are invited to submit proposals for papers to be given at the CAUTG
annual meeting at the University of Ottawa. Papers presenting original,
unpublished research on any topic or period of German-language literature,
cinema, cultural studies, German language and language pedagogy are
welcome, in English, French or German.

You may submit a single paper or panel proposal:
1)      Single paper proposals: maximum 400 words.
2)      Panel proposals: panels of three papers on a related theme are
welcome.  The panel organizer should submit a proposal explaining the
theme as well as the proposals for the individual papers as a package.
Maximum 1500 words.  The panel proposals will be assessed on their merits
as a panel separately from the single paper proposals.

We especially encourage the submission of papers and panel sessions
related to this year’s special theme of “Capital Ideas” (more info here

A copy of your proposal should be in the hands of the program chair no
later than 30 November 2014; late proposals will not be considered.
Proposals are to be submitted electronically as a Word document or .rtf
file. Because the proposals are refereed blind by an adjudication
committee, the authors’ names should not appear on the proposal itself.
Please include your university affiliation and contact information in the
e-mail with which you send your proposal. Decisions will be announced in
early January. 

Presentation time at the conference is limited to 20 minutes per paper.
Primary sources in German should be quoted in the original language.

The CAUTG meets as part of the annual Congress of the Humanities and
Social Sciences of Canada, organized by the Canadian Federation for the
Humanities and Social Sciences ( The largest
multidisciplinary meeting in Canada, the Congress hosts the meetings of
dozens of scholarly associations during an 8-day period, bringing together
scholars from across Canada and around the world.

The overall theme of the 2015 Congress is “Capital Ideas.” Due to recent
changes at the federal funding body, CAUTG may not be able to offer travel
assistance to those reading papers. Therefore, we strongly encourage
presenters to seek funding at their institution.

Please note that presenters must be paid-up CAUTG members at the time of
their presentation.

Submissions and inquiries should be addressed to:

Dr. Barbara Schmenk, CAUTG Program Chair
E-mail: bschmenk(at)
Tel: (519) 888-4567 ext. 32148
Dept. of Germanic and Slavic Studies
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1

The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor:  Olaf Schmidt
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
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