English Department



Englisches Seminar
Plattenstrasse 47
8032 Zürich
Tel. +41 44 63 43 551

Department Office
Opening Hours

Monday - Friday
08:15 - 12:15
13:45 - 17:00

Library Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 08:00 - 18:00
Term break:
Monday - Friday 08:00 - 17:00

English Department of the University of Zurich

Welcome to the English Department of the University of Zurich.

With more than 1,000 students, the English Department is one of the biggest in the Faculty of Arts. It offers courses in the fields of English Literature and English Linguistics. This site will provide you with information on the location of the department, the people who work there and the courses offered.

ES News

Call for Papers: Images of Identity - Symposium at the UZH

Deadline for paper proposals: November 28, 2014.


PhD Workshop with Mladen Dolar (Ljubljana)

"Comedy, Mimesis and Avarice" - November 7-8, 2014 (room PLH-102).


James Joyce's Dubliners: Marathon Reading

Zurich James Joyce Foundation (Augustinergasse 9) - Sunday, October 26, 2014 (10 a.m. to ca. 7.30 p.m.).


Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Stephanie Hackert (München)

Friday, October 31, 2014, 10.15-12.00 -- "The place of the Bahamas on the World Englishes map" (room KOL-E-21).


Guest Lecture Dr. Enit Steiner (Lausanne)

"Samuel Johnson's Rasselas: Jaded Beginnings, Promising Ends?" - Tuesday, November 18 - for everyone who's read Rasselas.


Lecture and Workshop with Tom McCarthy

Lecture "Recessional - or, The Time of the Hammer" (Monday, December 8, 2014) and Workshop for doctoral candidates "On Buffering: Satin Island" (Tuesday, December 2014).


Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Martin Hilpert (Neuchâtel)

"30 Years of Cognitive Linguistics" - October 22, 2014, 10.15-12.00 - Room KOL-F-117.


Tutorial Times for "Language Skills and Culture: Introduction"

The times for the "Language Skills and Culture: Introduction" tutorials are now available.


Information Erstsemestrigentag 2014

For students who weren't able to attend the Erstsemestrigentag 2014 (or who would simply like to download the presentation slides).


Study on Decision-Making by Students

Students who are unsure about whether or not to continue their studies may want to participate in the study "Weiterstudieren?!? Ja oder Nein?"