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

Guest Lecture Axel Bohmann (Austin, TX)

"Nobody canna cross it": Styling hyper-correct speech in Jamaica - Monday, November 24, 2014, 4.15 p.m. (room PLH-E-05).


Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Sali Tagliamonte (Toronto)

"Variationist Sociolinguistics: The Scientist in the Street" - Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 10.15 a.m. (room KOL-F-117).


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).


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).


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).


Bachelor Thesis: New Booking Form Available

The new booking form for the Bachelor Thesis is now available.