Goethe House

The Queen's Two Bodies: Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I from Schiller to Jelinek

GERM 515

General timeline

Course Dates: May 20 to July 20, 2018 (due date for term papers).  June 17 to June 22, 2018 in Weimar.

Course Location: There will be two pre-departure seminar lessons at UBC prior to departure. The Klassik-Kolleg will take place at the "Festsaal" of the Goethe National Museum/Goethehaus in Weimar, Germany. Klassik-Stiftung will provide the accommodation of all graduate student participants, and will also contribute to their travel expenses.

Course Schedule:

Tuesday, May 22, 10-12:00: Seminar at UBC-CENES, Buto 999A: Introduction and discussion of the 18th and 19th century material to be covered in the Klassik-Kolleg.

Tuesday, June 5, 10-12:00: Seminar at UBC-CENES, Buto 999A: Introduction and discussion of the 20th and 21st century material to be covered in the Klassik-Kolleg.

Sunday, 17 June: Arrival of all participants in Weimar.

Monday, 18 June: Klassik-Kolleg / Circa 1800 / Moderation: Gaby Pailer (UBC).

Tuesday, 19 June: Klassik-Kolleg / 19th Century / Moderation: Gesa Dane (FU Berlin).

Wednesday, 20 June: Klassik-Kolleg / 20th and 21st Century / Moderation: Elena Agazzi (U Bergamo).

Thursday, 21 June: Klassik-Kolleg / Transculturality and Intermediality of the Mary Stuart/Elizabeth I Complex.

Friday, 22 June: Departure of all Participants.

Friday, July 20: Term papers due at 4PM Pacific time.


Graduate Students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts at UBC. Graduate Students from other Canadian institutions may be eligible under the Western Dean’s Agreement.

Program fees and costs

The program fee is between $500. The final fee depends on the number of students in the program. Students do not pay the Go Global fee when applying to a Global Seminar. The Go Global fee is built into the Program Fee and is payable upon acceptance to the program.

All qualifying students will receive a $1000 Go Global Award. The Award is provided after all Program Fees are received by Go Global. 

Program Fee Includes
Program Fee Does Not Include

In country group accommodation (June 17-22, 2017)


Archival, museum tours and workshops

Partial flight closts

Klassik-Kolleg will contribute approx $700 towards travel costs

One group meal

Accommodation prior to or after the Seminar dates

Go Global Fee


*UBC Tuition - Not included. Part of your costs

This amount will differ for domestic and international students. This amount will be assigned to you on the Student Service Centre (SSC) according to normal UBC tuition timelines. Read about tuition fees.

This amount is not determined or applied by Go Global.

All students participating in a Global Seminar will have tuition applied to their SSC account.

*Flights - Not Included. Part of your costs

Travel to Frankfurt/Main or Berlin and train travel to Weimar is a separate cost. You are responsible for arranging your own travel, especially if you wish to travel for a longer period than the Global Seminar. You should not book your flight until you are notified to book. The maximum number of Graduate Students from UBC accepted into this Global Seminar is: 4. Klassik-Stiftung Weimar will subsidize some of the cost of air travel.

*Incidentals - Not Included. Part of your costs

Some examples include: personal mobile communication, personal transportation that is not related to the learning outcomes of the program, additional meals that are not already identified as part of the Program Fee, immunizations, Visas, etc.

Global Seminars refund policy

Adjustment on deposits

Students are eligible for an adjustment of their deposit under the following circumstances:

Withdrawal after you accept your spot in the program

  • You are eligible to have your Global Seminar deposit adjusted from $750 to $93.25 (ie: you receive a $656.75 credit)

Withdrawal after deposit posted on SSC

  • You are eligible to have your Global Seminar deposit adjusted from $750 to $321.75 (ie: you receive a $428.25 credit)

Withdrawal after deposit due date

  • The deposit and all remaining program fees are completely non-refundable. Exceptions may be determined at the discretion of Go Global. 

Any funds allocated to students through the ARA program must be returned in their entirety.

Students who decide to withdraw their application must submit a request in writing by email to the Global Seminar Advisor at go.global@ubc.ca.


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