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CENES Statement on Racial Justice

CENES Statement on Racial Justice

The Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies (CENES) declares its solidarity with all who have taken a clear stand against anti-Black racism, police brutality, and white supremacy in Canada, the United States, and around the world.

Find out about Online CENES Courses in Term 1 of W2020

Find out about Online CENES Courses in Term 1 of W2020

All courses taught in the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies will be meeting in virtual spaces until at least the end of December 2020.

Winter 2020 Course: GERM 426 (German Representations of the Holocaust)

Winter 2020 Course: GERM 426 (German Representations of the Holocaust)

In this course, students will read, view, evaluate and discuss memoirs, prose works, poems, essays, graphic novels, perpetrator documents, survivor testimony and documentaries that portray the Holocaust.

Winter 2020 Course: CENS 201 004 (“European Magic Tales”)

Winter 2020 Course: CENS 201 004 (“European Magic Tales”)

Students will read and watch works from and inspired by German, Scandinavian, and Slavic folk and fairy tales to come to a better understanding of magic’s existence in the world, its origins, functions, and potential.

Winter 2020 Course: RUSS 323A (Fantastic Worlds in Russian Fiction)

Winter 2020 Course: RUSS 323A (Fantastic Worlds in Russian Fiction)

This course focuses on Russian and Soviet science fiction, with readings and films drawn from the nineteenth century through the present.

Ph.D. Student Awarded Affiliated Fellowship Funding

Ph.D. Student Awarded Affiliated Fellowship Funding

On July 23, Steve Commichau, a Ph.D. student in the Germanic Studies program, was awarded Affiliated Fellowship funding from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Winter 2020 Course: RUSS 303 (Topics in Russian Culture)

Winter 2020 Course: RUSS 303 (Topics in Russian Culture)

In this course, students will discuss the fundamental values that structure the Russian worldview, the historical events and societal pressures that went into forming it, and how these values are evident in the manifestations of Russian high culture we are all familiar with today.

Extra Section of CENS 303B (“Representations of the Holocaust”) added for Winter 2020 Term 1

Extra Section of CENS 303B (“Representations of the Holocaust”) added for Winter 2020 Term 1

This online distance education course guides students through a carefully arranged selection of material and assignments that help them learn about the Nazi Holocaust and related aspects of Nazi Germany by focusing on the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Winter 2020 Course: RUSS 321A (Imagining Location in Russian Literature)

Winter 2020 Course: RUSS 321A (Imagining Location in Russian Literature)

Focusing on the Russian imperial capital St. Petersburg, this course will explore the city’s history through its rich literary and artistic heritage.

Dr. Bowers Receives 2020 Public Humanities Hub Grant for Eurasia Research Cluster

Dr. Bowers Receives 2020 Public Humanities Hub Grant for Eurasia Research Cluster

The PHH cluster grant will support an interdisciplinary speaker series, workshops, and community-building activities for the Eurasia Research Cluster.