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European Summer School in Canadian Studies 

July 25 – August 5, 2022

Universities of Vienna and of Innsbruck 


The Canadian Studies Centres of the Universities of Innsbruck and Vienna are organising the first European Summer School in Canadian Studies, which will take place in Vienna (first week) and in Innsbruck (second week) from July 25 until August 5, 2022. The closing of borders during the pandemic has brought local inequalities and solidarities into sharp relief, while also heightening awareness of vulnerabilities and responsibilities that are shared transnationally. An interdisciplinary in-depth reflection on Canada, an important partner of the European Union, at a time when collaboration in person becomes possible again is therefore particularly welcome and urgent.

  • The ESSCS is intended for M.A./M.Ed. and Ph.D. students. The teaching staff are highly renowned specialists from Canada, Germany, and Austria representing the following disciplines: literary (English and French) and cultural studies, indigenous studies, media studies, language policy, history, cultural geography, political science and economics, intersectional and gender studies, mountain studies. 

  • The course fees of EUR 530 include a two weeks lecture program, an electronic reader, two reading sessions with a Canadian and a Quebec author, the train transfer from Vienna to Innsbruck, three guided city tours (Vienna, Salzburg, and Innsbruck), an excursion (by bus) to the Obergurgl Research Center of the University of Innsbruck at an altitude of 1940 m, an excursion to the Nordkette in Innsbruck and the farewell dinner. 

  • Credits: 5 ECTS (6 ECTS possible when doing an additional task) 

  • The number of participants is limited. The registration deadline is 5 March 2022 

  • If you have already been accepted for the summer school 2020 or if you are on the waiting list, please fill in the reapplication form until 5 March 2022 

For further information concerning the program, accommodation, possible scholarships and the teaching please see here

Contact address canadian-summer-school@uibk.ac.at


Fachergänzung Nordamerikastudien Winter term 2021/22


Fachergänzungsmodul Nordamerikastudien &

Sprachpraxismodul Nordamerikastudien


Fachergänzungsmodul:  A list with the winter term classes is available here

Sprachpraxismodul: Communicative Skills Unfortunately, this winter term, we are unable to offer the class communicative skills. The class will be back in the program in the summer term of 2022.

Registration for communicative skills is done via HISinOne (see details here)

Registration for the winter term classes will begin on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 11 am via OLAT

Students of English and American Studies (B.A.) are also very welcome to attend both "Communicative Skills" and classes in the Fachergänzungsmodul Nordamerikastudien. In that case, please note that you cannot count credits from your *regular* classes (e.g. the seminar in Literary/Cultural History and Genre) for this module but that you need to take *additional* classes (such as a second Literary/Cultural History and Genre-seminar). 

To register for one of the classes in the Fachergänzungsmodul, please proceed as follows:

1. Please log into your OLAT-account. 

2. Open the catalogue and go to Zentrum für Schlüsselqualifikationen

3. For each of the classes listed above, we have created an OLAT-course. The names of all OLAT-courses start with Anmeldung Fachergänzung ZNAS and the name of the lecturer. From 11am on October 13, 2021 onwards, you will be able to register as a participant in the respective OLAT-course. (NB: courses are limited to 2-5 participants respectively).  By registering as a participant in the OLAT-course, you register for the class (make sure to actually click on EINSCHREIBEN, otherwise you won't be registered). This replaces any other registration procedures. We will forward your name to the lecturer at the beginning of the term. Please identify yourself to him/her at the beginning of the semester. 

In case of problems or questions please do not hesitate to get in touch (Dorothee Marx: marx@anglistik.uni-kiel.de).
Please contact me via email to make an appointment for a virtual office hour.