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Dates and times at the department


Current semester overviews

Important dates and times for the WS 2021/2022 can be found here. (Version: November 2021)

Dates and times for the upcoming summer semester 2022 can be found here. (Version: November 2021)

Other important dates and announcements

9-11. Juni 2022 𝕁𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕟𝕖𝕪𝕤 𝕒𝕔𝕣𝕠𝕤𝕤 𝔹/𝕆𝕣𝕕𝕖𝕣𝕤 𝕚𝕟 ℂ𝕒𝕟𝕒𝕕𝕚𝕒𝕟 𝕊𝕥𝕦𝕕𝕚𝕖𝕤
09 – 11 June 2022
𝕀ɴᴛᴇʀɴᴀᴛɪᴏɴᴀʟ ℂᴏɴғᴇʀᴇɴᴄᴇ
𝕄ᴀʀʙᴜʀɢ ℂᴇɴᴛʀᴇ ғᴏʀ ℂᴀɴᴀᴅɪᴀɴ 𝕊ᴛᴜᴅɪᴇ𝕤
𝕌ɴɪᴠᴇʀ𝕤ɪᴛʏ ᴏғ 𝕄ᴀʀʙᴜʀɢ, 𝔾ᴇʀᴍᴀɴʏ

𝕁𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕟𝕖𝕪𝕤 𝕒𝕔𝕣𝕠𝕤𝕤 𝔹/𝕆𝕣𝕕𝕖𝕣𝕤 𝕚𝕟 ℂ𝕒𝕟𝕒𝕕𝕚𝕒𝕟 𝕊𝕥𝕦𝕕𝕚𝕖𝕤 - CALL FOR PAPERS

In  line  with  the  interdisciplinary  orientation  of  the  Marburg  Centre  for  Canadian  Studies,  we  invite interdisciplinary  papers  that  deal  with  literature,  culture,  language,  geography,  and  history,  for example, and that employ innovative interdisciplinary approaches.

Please  send  abstracts  for  20 min.  talks  (300  words  max)  or  proposals  for  a  whole  panel  (three  20-min.  talks)  and  a  short  bionote  (150  words)  in  either  English  or  French  to


by  15  January  2022.  We  also  encourage  early career scholars to send proposals for full talks or for poster presentations (10 - 15 min). Although we encourage  and  prefer  personal  meetings  and  thus  attendance  in  Marburg,  we  are  also  looking  into the possibilities for a hybrid format. So please specify if you consider a digital attendance.

Past events

March 23, 2021 Workshop: "Pandemics and Their Socio-Cultural Effects"
Further information on the event can be found here
The respective report can be found here.  

The COVID-19 pandemic is omnipresent. Starting in China, it has quickly spread all over the world. People are confronted with the virus in everyday life: Schools, shops, and museums are closed; people are wearing masks to go grocery shopping; online meetings with friends, families, and colleagues have replaced meetings in presence. The interdisciplinary workshop “Pandemics and Their Socio-Cultural Effects” — with participants from American Studies, Social Psychology, the History of Medicine, and History — offers an investigation into how pandemics are perceived through the lens of writers and artists in comics, short stories, poems, novels, and memorials. It examines how cultural work is shaped by pandemics and how writers and artists in general portray their own experiences in their art. Additionally, the workshop provides a closer look at the socio-cultural impacts of a pandemic and how literary works engage with this change in society.