In order to strengthen the scholarly and cultural relations between Canada and Germany, the Centre for Canadian Studies has a multi-disciplinary focus. The research activities include a wide range of academic topics, amongst them the anglocanadian literature, the francocanadian language, the history and geography of the country as well as the social, economic and political developments. Currently, some 20 scholars are engaged in the Canadian Studies Centre at Trier University:

  • Prof. em. Dr. Beatrice Bagola (Romance Studies)
  • Prof. em. Dr. Hans Braun (Sociology)
  • Prof. Dr. Hilary Duffield (English Studies)
  • Prof. Dr. Alex Demeulenaere (Romance Studies)
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Endreß (Sociology)
  • Dr. phil. Christine Felbeck (Romance Studies)
  • Prof. Dr. Ralf Hertel (English Studies)
  • Prof. em. Dr. Wolfgang Klooß (English Studies)
  • Prof. Dr. Ursula Lehmkuhl (History)
  • Dr. phil. Markus M. Müller (English Studies)
  • Prof. em. Dr. Norbert Platz (English Studies)
  • Dr. Linda Weiland (English Studies)

Associated scholars:

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Gestrich (The German Historical Institute London)
  • Dr. phil. Peter Klaus (Free University Berlin)

Current Research Projects

Eberz, Mira: Québec: Joual, eine Sprachdiskussion ohne Ende? (Dissertation, Prof. Bagola)

Koböck, Kathrin: Narrating Cemeteries in Canadian Prairie Settler Literature. (Dissertation, Prof. Klooß)

Thiesen, Diana: 'Spaces-in-between': Transculturalism in Contemporary East-Asian-Canadian Literature and Society. (Dissertation, Prof. Hertel)

Completed Research Projects

Baumgarten, Silke: Selves in Flux: (Native) Identity in Thomas King's Medicine River and Truth and Bright Water. (Staatsexamensarbeit, Prof. Klooß)

Bollig, Barbara: Transcultural Appropriations of the Medea Myth: Jackie Crossland's Collateral Damage, Wesley Enoch’s Black Medea, Cherrie Moraga’s The Hungry Woman and Dea Loher’s Manhattan Medea. (MA Thesis, Prof. Hertel)

Coffey, Jacqueline: Canadian Views on Slavery: Social and Literary Reflections.(Staatsexamensarbeit, Prof. Klooß)

Fritzenkötter, Stephanie: Das akadische Französisch an der Baie Sainte- Marie/Neuschottland/Kanada: Ausgewählte soziolinguistische, morphosyntaktische und lexikalische Aspekte in einem jugendsprachlichen Korpus. (Dissertation, Prof. Bagola; Awards: Best Doctoral Thesis in Canadian Studies/Prix de la meilleure thèse de doctorat en études canadiennes des ICCS/CIEC & Förderpreis des Freundeskreis Trierer Universität)

Klein, Anne Pia: Inszenierte Werbekommunikation und Aspekte sprachlicher Identität am Beispiel von YouTube-Videos im Rahmen des Hochschulmarketings frankophoner kanadischer Hochschulen. (MA Thesis, Prof. Bagola)

Koböck, Kathrin: Space, Place and the Question of Home in Frederick Philip Grove's Settlers of the Marsh (1925), Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel (1964) and Carol Shield's The Republic of Love (1992). (MA Thesis/ Magisterarbeit, Prof. Klooß)

Krampe, Christian J.: The Past is Present: Constructing Collective Memory in African-Canadian Literature. (Dissertation, Prof. Klooß)

Krizanovic, Andelka: Familienmythos und Erinnerung. Eine vergleichende Studie von Michael Ondaatjes Running in the Family, Bharati Mukherjees Desirable Daughters und Alistair MacLeods No Great Mischief. (MA Thesis/ Magisterarbeit, Prof. Klooß)

Linetsky, Anna: Diasporic Destinations and Gender Relations: The Construction of Jewish Identities in Contemporary British and Canadian Narratives in English. (Dissertation, Prof. Duffield)

Petry, Julia: Ravens, Spiders and Foxes in Disguise. Trickster figures in Contemporary Canadian Fiction (MA Thesis/ Magisterarbeit, Prof. Klooß)

Rehl, Jana: Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam Trilogy – A Social Dystopia. (MA Thesis, Prof. Hertel)

Rehl, Kristine: Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale: A Feminist Dystopia. (Staatsexamensarbeit, Prof. Klooß)

Thiesen, Diana: Transkulturalismus in Hiromi Gotos Chorus of Mushrooms und Wayson Choys The Jade Peony. (MA Thesis/ Magisterarbeit, Prof. Hertel)

Weiland, Linda: Create me everywhere / Dark spaces - C.G. Jungs Individuations- und Archetypenlehre im Werk Gwendolyn MacEwens. (Dissertation, Prof. Hurm)

Wurr, Julia: From Tahrir to Terror: (Neo-)Orientalism in European and North American Fiction since the ‘Arab Spring’. (Dissertation, Prof. Klooß)