Annoucing the Waterloo Centre for German Studies Book Prize 2017 Shortlist

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Subject Fields: 
German History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Film and Film History, Environmental History / Studies

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies (WCGS) is pleased to announce the six finalists for the WCGS Book Prize. The prize, valued at CAD $2000, is for books in any area of German studies published by first-time authors in 2017. 


The shortlist demonstrates the rich and diverse nature of German studies scholarship today. The Waterloo Centre for German Studies congratulates the authors on their fine achievement. The finalists are:

Katherine Stone (University of Warwick), Women and National Socialism in Postwar German Literature: Gender, Memory, and Subjectivity (Boydell and Brewer). Stone "investigates why the question of women's complicity in National Socialism has struggled to capture the collective imagination, examining how a variety of female authors have conceptualized the role of women in the Third Reich." Further information:

Lisa M. Todd (University of New Brunswick), Sexual Treason in Germany during the First World War (Palgrave Macmillan). Todd’s book "provides the first comprehensive study of sexual lives in Germany and German-occupied Europe during the First World War." Further information:

Alice Weinreb (Loyola University, Chicago), Modern Hungers: Food and Power in Twentieth-Century Germany (Oxford University Press). Weinreb’s monograph is "the first book to show how hunger has been central to German politics throughout the twentieth century." Further information:

Erica Wickerson (St. John's College, Cambridge), The Architecture of Narrative Time: Thomas Mann and the Problems of Modern Narrative (Oxford University Press). Wickerson’s study is "an original view on how an analysis of time in literature can open our eyes to how we express human experience." Further information:

Jonathon O. Wipplinger (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)The Jazz Republic: Music, Race, and American Culture in Weimar Germany (University of Michigan Press). Wipplinger "examines jazz music and the jazz artists who shaped Germany’s exposure to this African American art form from 1919 through 1933." Further information:

Jenny Wüstenberg (York University), Civil Society and Memory in Postwar Germany (Cambridge University Press). Blending “history and social science, this book tracks the role of social movements in shaping German public memory and values since 1945." Further information:

The winning book will be announced in mid-January 2019. For more information on the WCGS Book Prize, go to Please note that nominations for the WCGS Book Prize for books published in 2018 will open in the new year. 


Contact Info: 

James M. Skidmore, Director

Waterloo Centre for German Studies


Misty Matthews-Roper
Administrative Assistant

Waterloo Centre for German Studies

University of Waterloo

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