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UZH English Department News: 2013

News list

  • ES Website Update: Studienordnung Reform HS 13

    A new section has been added to the English Department website outlining the expected changes to the programme regulations that will come into force under the Bologna reform in the HS 13. Please note that all Bachelor and Master students of English Literature and Linguistics will be affected by this change, irrespective of when they first matriculated. Students are advised to read the relevant section of the website with care, since in certain cases, some of the implications of the HS 13 change may affect your course choices in the FS 13.

  • The Tragedy of King Richard III

    By William Shakespeare - at the Rudolf-Steiner Schule, Plattenstrasse 37, 8032 Zürich - December 9, 2013, 6.30 p.m.

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Susan M. Fitzmaurice

    "Letter-writing and the discourses of friendship in eighteenth-century England" - room PLH-E-5 - Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 2 p.m.

  • Doctoral Workshop on The Wire

    Doctoral Workshop with Prof. Griselda Pollock (Leeds), Prof. Elisabeth Paefgen (Berlin) and Daniel Eschkötter (Weimar),1 –2 November 2013.

  • Tutorat "Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology"

    New venue for the tutorial: Wednesdays 12.15-13.45, HAH-E-6 (Häldeliweg 2).

  • Study & Teaching Abroad Information Session

    Venue: Room PET-04, Pestalozzistr 50. Wednesday, October 16, 12:30-13:30.

  • Courses by Therese Steffen Start in Third Week

    Due to unforseen circumstances, both the Master seminar and the lecture offered by Therese Steffen will only start in the third week of the semester (i.e. on September 30, 2013).

  • Fresher's Test

    For students enrolled in "Language Skills and Culture: Introduction": Fresher's Test on Friday, 20th September, 2013, at 10:15 - room HAH E 11

  • Talk at the National Portrait Gallery by Prof. Bronfen and Dr. Straumann

    "Elizabeth I: The First Political Diva" - National Portrait Gallery, London - October 31, 2013 (7-8 p.m.).

  • Study Guide for Bachelor and Master Students of English

    The "Bachelor and Master Study Guide" is available in the Downloads section (at

  • Inaugural Lecture PD Dr. Sarah Chevalier

    "Three is a Crowd? Early Childhood Trilingualism" - Monday, 16 September 2013, 17.00 - Aula, UZH main building, Rämistrasse 71

  • Reduced Number of Workplaces in ES Library (August 16-30, 2013)

    Due to renovation work, the number of workplaces in the ES library will be reduced from August 16 to 30, 2013.

  • Bachelor Seminar Language and the Law: Different Time

    New time: Wed, 12.15-13.45.

  • Fall Semester 2013: Important Information

    This news item contains important information about the transition into the new Studienordnung, valid from the Herbstsemester 2013. We strongly recommend that all students read this so they are informed about the latest developments.

  • Travelling Narratives: Modernity and the Spatial Imaginary

    International Symposium at the University of Zurich, 29 November – 1 December 2013

  • PhD Workshop on Queenship

    We would like to draw your attention to the upcoming doctoral workshop on queenship, organised by Elisabeth Bronfen and Barbara Straumann (7-8 June).

  • Changes to Booking Deadlines

    Starting with the Fall Semester 2013, the deadlines for booking and cancelling modules taught in the Faculty of Arts will be very different from the deadlines in previous semesters.

  • Exam "Language Skills and Culture: Introduction"

    Date: Tuesday, May 28 -- Time: 14:00 -- Location:  Last name A- K: KO2-F-180 / Last name L-Z: KOL-F-117

  • Guest Lectures Prof. Dr. Randall Stevenson

    We would like to draw your attention to two guest lectures by Prof. Dr. Randall Stevenson (University of Edinburgh): "Reading the Times: Modernism and Narrative Temporality" (Room KOL-H-321 - Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 10.15 a.m.) and "Postmodernism: Authority and After" (Room KOL-F-117 - Thursday, May 23, 2013, 1 p.m.).

  • PhD Workshop with Hagai Levi (Tel Aviv)

    Theme: television series as the key art form of the 21st century - Place and time: PLH-102, May 24-25, 2013.

  • Literary Journalism Workshop: Nick Schifrin (ABC News)

    ABC News London correspondent Nick Schifrin will be attending a Literary Journalism Workshop on: Friday 17 May 12:15–13:45 (PLH5). All are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Dr. Adrian Rainbow (

  • Doctoral Workshop with Prof. Dr. Heike Paul

    Prof. Dr. Heike Paul (Erlangen-Nürnberg) will be teaching a Doctoral Workshop on "US-American Foundational Myths in/and Popular Culture" as part of the Doctoral Program in English and American Literary Studies. The workshop takes place at the University of Zurich, 18-19 April, 2013.

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Jacob Mey

    Prof. Dr. Jacob Mey will hold a guest lecture entitled “50 Years of Speech Acts” on Friday, 19 April 2013, 10.15-12.00 (room SOC-1-106, Rämistrasse 69).

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Miriam Locher

    Prof. Dr. Miriam Locher will hold a guest lecture entitled “40 Years of Politeness” on Friday, 12 April 2013, 10.15-12.00 (room SOC-1-106, Rämistrasse 69).

  • Signing of Transition Contracts

    The transition to the new, reformed Studienordnungen in HS 2013 will mean that Bachelor and Master students of English have to sign transition contracts. We are aware that the process will be inconvenient, but have tried our best to organize it as efficiently as possible. (Also, please note that, due to a technical problem, a crucial information email was delayed until March 25, 2013.)

  • (F)Ailing T(Errors): A Comedy

    The Blueprint Masquarades will perform Lisann Anders's musical comedy (F)Ailing (T)Errors, based on Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing, on March 22-24, 2013.

  • Shakespeare Week in Stratford-upon-Avon and London

    The 2013 Shakespeare Week will take place from August 8 to August 17, 2013. For more information, please visit All students are welcome to join!

  • Guest Lecture and Reading: Mark Strand

    The Doctoral Programme in English and American Literary Studies is hosting a visit from Mark Strand, former Poet Laureate of the United States, MacArthur Fellow, and Pulitzer Prize winner, emeritus professor from Columbia University and The University of Chicago. He will give a reading from his poetry on Thursday, March 21st, in room KOL-H-302 (10.15-12.00). That afternoon, at 14:00, he will lecture (followed by discussion) on Wallace Stevens and American poetry in room PLH-1-105.

  • Info Session: Master Thesis and Related Regulations

    Tuesday 15th March, 14:00, Plattenstrasse 47, room PLH-05.

  • Bachelor- und Master-Abschluss

    Anmeldung zum Bachelor- oder Masterabschluss im Frühjahrssemster 2013 - Anmeldungsfrist: 15.–30. März 2013

  • Guest Lecture Elbert Ransom, Jr. M. Div., D. Min.

    "Historical Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement" - Monday, March 4, 2013, 2-4 p.m., room PLH-05 (Plattenstrasse 47).

  • UZH Mail Problems

    Due to technical problems with the IMAP interface, the UZH Mailserver can't be accessed by mail clients like Apple Mail. The Informatikdienste are aware of the problem and working on it. Please use via your browser to check mail.

  • Rooms for Exam - Language Skills and Culture: Introduction

    There has been a change in rooms for the LS&C exam on December 17, 2013.