Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG) (

University of British Columbia, Canada, May 31 – June 3, 2019

You are invited to submit proposals for papers to be given at the CAUTG annual meeting at the University of British Columbia. Papers presenting original, unpublished research on any topic or period of German-language literature, cinema, cultural studies, German language and language pedagogy are welcome, in English, French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. We also welcome proposals in related fields (e.g., history, art history, philosophy, musicology, education) provided they have German content.

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 1,500 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 the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Canada special theme of “Circles of Conversation” (see below). Possible inquiries for this theme may address the following questions:

A copy of your proposal should be in the hands of the program co-chairs no later than 30 November 2018; late proposals will not be considered. Proposals are to be submitted electronically as a Word document, PDF or .rtf file. Because the proposals are refereed anonymous and 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 by January 14, 2019.

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 2019 Congress is “Circles of Conversation.”

Due to recent changes at the federal funding body, CAUTG does not offer travel assistance to faculty members and independent scholars.

Seminar Graduate Students Travel Award: Graduate students selected for presentation are eligible to receive a Travel Award generously provided by the journal “Seminar.”

Please note that presenters must be paid-up CAUTG members by 15 March 2019. Presenters on joint panels with other organizations must be paid-up members of either the CAUTG or the co-sponsoring organization.

Submissions and inquiries should be addressed to:

Dr. Stephan Jaeger, CAUTG Program Co‐Chair

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Tel. (1) - 204 - 474 9930

Department of German and Slavic Studies

University of Manitoba, 327 Fletcher Argue Building

Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V5, Canada

Congress Special Theme for 2019: “Circles of Conversation”

Official Congress Description of the 2019 Theme:

With the theme “Circles of Conversation,” Congress 2019 in Vancouver will emphasize the deep, two-way relationships between the university and the communities it serves: local, provincial, national, and global. Particular attention will be focused on productive scholarly relations with Indigenous communities. The University of British Columbia sits on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) territory and houses the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre.

“Circles of Conversation” will open up space for dialogue, debate, and dissent, and will showcase creative critical engagements — in literature, visual arts, and music — with topics as diverse as sustainability, accessibility, global mobility, health, culture, and, of course, education. Congress 2019 will foster and encourage circles of conversation among scholars, educators, students, political leaders, and activists, so that people can speak with one another, listen, and learn together.



Submitted by Dr. Stephan Jaeger


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