Archive

This page contains a complete archive of the ES Alumni Colloquia series, which was initiated in 2016.

More information on our next ES Alumni Colloquia is available at https://www.es.uzh.ch/en/alumni/esalumnicolloquia.html.

2021

The ES Alumni Colloquia 2021 took place on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 (originally scheduled at Plattenstrasse 47, room PLH-5, but eventually held online).

6.30 p.m. Welcome
6.45 p.m. Session 1 - Linguistics

Dr. Eva Zehentner: "Why language change? Cultural versus cognitive factors in the history of English'"

7.45 p.m. Break
8.00 p.m Session 2 - Literature
Hannah Schoch, M.A.: "Objectivity, Relativism, Pluralism, Situated Knowledge: A Brief Outline of Philosophical Positions for Teaching in the 21st Century"

2020

The ES Alumni Colloquia 2020 took place on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 (venue: UZH main building, room KOL-F-118 - due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements).

6.30 p.m. Welcome
6.45 p.m. Session 1 - Linguistics

Mirjam Schmalz, M.A.

"Stigmatised: Dialects, Standard Varieties, and Language Attitudes"

7.45 p.m. Break
8.00 p.m Session 2 - Literature

Dr. Martin Mühlheim

"Anglophone Literature from Liberia: History & Highlights"

9.00 p.m. Drinks reception

2019

The ES Alumni Colloquia 2019 took place on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 (venue: UZH main building, room KO2-F-152, due to ongoing renovation work at the Villa Wehrli).

6.30 p.m. Welcome
6.45 p.m. Session 1 - Linguistics

Dr. Melanie Röthlisberger

"Exploring Dialect Variation in Englishes World-Wide: How to Prepare Students for Linguistic Diversity"

7.45 p.m. Break
8.00 p.m Session 2 - Literature

Stella Castelli, M.A.

"Of Other Spaces: The Place(s) of Literature"

9.00 p.m. Drinks reception

2018

The ES Alumni Colloquia 2018 took place on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 (at the English Department, Plattenstrasse 47).

6.30 p.m. Welcome
6.45 p.m. Session 1 - Literature

Lisann Anders, M.A.

"'Coz Shakespeare's Dead, But We're Up Here': Teaching Shakespeare through Interactive Multi-Mediality"

7.45 p.m. Break
8.00 p.m Session 2 - Linguistics

Rahel Oppliger, M.A.

"Happy Is Up, Sad Is Down: Metaphors and Language Experiments"

9.00 p.m. Drinks reception (with members of the Fachverein Anglistik FAVA)

2017

The ES Alumni Colloquia 2017 took place on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 (at the English Department, Plattenstrasse 47).

6.30 p.m. Welcome
6.45 p.m. Session 1

Elena Callegaro, M.A.

"Corpus Linguistics as a Tool for Learning and Teaching"

7.45 p.m. Break
8.00 p.m Session 2

Prof. Dr. Ana Sobral & Hannah Schoch, M.A.

"From the Founding Fathers to Obama: Teaching American History through the Hip Hop Musical Hamilton"

9.00 p.m. Drinks reception (with members of the Fachverein Anglistik FAVA)

2016

The ES Alumni Colloquia 2016 took place on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 (at the English Department, Plattenstrasse 47).

Program ES Alumni Colloquia 2016 (PDF, 105 KB)

6.30 p.m. Welcome
6.45 p.m. Session 1

Literature: Rap in the Classroom

(Prof. Dr. Ana Sobral)

7.45 p.m. Break
8.00 p.m Session 2

Linguistics: Teaching the History of English at Gymnasium Level

(Dr. Nicole Studer)

9.00 p.m. Drinks reception (with members of the Fachverein Anglistik FAVA)