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UZH English Department News: 2014

News list

  • Shakespeare Week: Information Meeting on April 14

    The information meeting for the Shakespeare Week 2014 will take place on Monday, April 14 (room PLH-5, 10-12).

  • Inaugural Lecture PD Dr. Carolin Biewer

    Students, staff, and members of the general public are cordially invited to PD Dr. Carolin Biewer's inaugural lecture "Linguistische Feldforschung in der Südsee: Von der Theorie zur Praxis" (Monday, March 17, 2014 - 5 p.m. - Aula UZH).

  • Tickets for The Importance of Being Earnest

    Tickets for the Blueprint Masquerades' production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnst are available now!

  • Trial Lectures in English Literature ("Nachfolge Esterhammer")

    Students and members of staff are cordially invited to attend the trial lectures for the "Nachfolge Esterhammer" (February 24 and 25, 2014).

  • Bachelor Thesis: New Booking Form Available

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

  • PhD Workshop with Tom Conley (Harvard)

    On February 14-15, 2014 Tom Conley (Harvard) will be in Zurich for a PhD Workshop on "The Cinema of Raoul Walsh."

  • Bachelor Thesis: Revised Booking Procedure

    Due to technical problems with the booking of the Bachelor Thesis module, we are currently revising the booking procedure.

  • Zürcher Festspielpreis Awarded to Fritz Senn

    We would like to congratulate Fritz Senn on being awarded the Zürcher Festspielpreis 2014.

  • CANCELED - The Tragedy of King Richard III - CANCELED

    Unfortunately, the Cambridge European Theatre Group have had to cancel their tour due to last minute hospitalisation of two crew members, including the female lead.

  • Guest Lecture lic. phil. Mischa Suter

    “Subjectivities of Debt in Liberal Capitalism” - room: PLH-105 - Thursday, December 5, 2013, 4.15 p.m.

  • Shakespeare Week 2014

    The preliminary programme of the Shakespeare Week 2014 is now online! Visit, section "Programme" to see the list of plays and further activities.

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Klancher

    Prof. Dr. Jon Klancher(Carnegie Mellon University) „The Media Turn 1800/2000: Romanticism, Mediations, Institutions“ This guest lecture will take place on Friday, November 12, at 14:15 in room KOL-E-018.

  • Two Guest Lectures with Tom Wylie (Exeter)

    "Landscape Theory, the Wild, and the 'New Writing' in the UK" and "Landscape, Distance and Displacement" (December 3, 2014 - 10.15 in room KOL-H-321 and 16.15 in room PLH-102).

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Klaus P. Schneider (Bonn)

    "Variational Pragmatics: New Trends" - Monday, December 1, 2014, 2.00 p.m. (room PLH-1-105, Plattenstrasse 47).

  • Lecture by Drehli Robnik (Vienna)

    "Untot im Museum: Mumien, Zombies & Vampire als Theorie-Vermittler_innen filmischer Geschichtlichkeit (und Ungeschicklichkeit)" - Thursday, November 20 (Seminar für Filmwissenschaft, room E-019).

  • Guest Lecture Dr. Brook Bolander (Zurich & FRIAS)

    "Linguistic Anthropology Past and Present: Key Concepts and Methods" - Wednesday, November 26, 10.15 a.m. (room KOL-F-117).

  • 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).

  • 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).

  • Workshop with Prof. Dr. Masako Hiraga (Rikkyo University)

    "Beowulf's Japanese Contemporaries" - October 16, 2014, 10.15-12.00 (room PLH-105).

  • 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.

  • Study/Teach Abroad Information Session

    Venue: Room PET-04, Pestalozzistr 50. Wednesday, October 15, 12:30-13:30.

  • "Kreolsprachen": New Elective Module for Bachelor Students

    A new 3-ECTS elective module for Bachelor students of the Vertiefungsstufe has been added to the course program for the current semester: "Kreolsprachen," taught by Dr. Philippe Maurer.

  • PhD Workshop with Wendy Laura Belcher (Princeton University)

    PhD Workshop "Discursive Possession of Western by African Thought," with Prof. Wendy Laura Belcher (Princeton University) - September 26-27, 2014.

  • PhD Program in English and American Literary Studies: Opening Event 2014

    This year's Opening Event of the PhD Program in English and American Literary Studies will take place on Wednesday, 1 October at 6pm in the Kapistübliand is both for currently enrolled and prospective doctoral candiates. Everyone is cordially invited.

  • 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?"

  • "Canton Mars": Reading and Discussion with Kim Stanley Robinson

    Reading and discussion with the renowned science-fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 8.15 p.m. (at Seebad Utoquai, Zurich).

  • Freshers' Test 2014

    For students taking the "Language Skills & Culture: Introduction" module: mandatory Freshers' Test on Friday, September 19 (room: HAH-E-11; time: 12.15-13.45 p.m.).

  • Cancellation Joanna Nykiel's Guest Lecture

    Joanna Nykiel unfortunately had to cancel her talk on June 5; Jacob Thaisen’s guest lecture will take place as scheduled at 10:30 in room PLH-102.

  • Guest Lectures Dr. Jacob Thaisen and Dr. Joanna Nykiel

    "Probabilistic Analysis of Scribal Dialects" and "Syntactic Variation and Elliptical Constructions" (Thursday, June 5, 2014, 10.30 a.m. - room PLH-102).

  • Bachelor Students of English Needed for Probelektion for New Member of Lektor Staff

    Additional slot to be filled on Friday, May 23, at 8.00-8.45 a.m. - PLH-102

  • Guest Lecture Dr. Fabienne Collignon

    "USA Murated Nation or, the Sublime Spherology of Security Culture: David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest and the Legacy of the Cold War." - Room PET 4 - Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 12.00-13.00

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Lars Hinrichs

    "The Twang, the Drawl, and those Damn Yankees" - room KOL-F-121 - Friday, May 16, 2014, 10.15 - 12.00

  • Manual for Electronic Services at UZH

    An English translation of the manual for electronic services at the UZH is now available online.

  • PhD Workshop with Jean-Michel Racault (La Réunion)

    Doctoral Workshop with Jean-Michel Racault on "Utopias, Travels and Insularity" - May 8-10, 2014.

  • PhD Workshop on Seriality

    With Christiane Frey (New York), David Martyn (St Paul) and Rembert Hüser (Frankfurt) - April 11-12, 2014.

  • Trial Lectures in English Literature ("Global Literatures")

    Students and members of staff are cordially invited to attend the trial lectures for the new assistant professorship in Global Literatures (April 2-3, 2014).

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Neil Cartlidge

    "Geschichten von zwei Liebenden: Mittelalter gegen Renaissance in Boccaccio, Chaucer und Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini" (March 12, 2014 - 6.15 p.m.).