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UZH English Department News: 2015

News list

  • ZKK: Focus on Seriality

    In 2015/2016, the Zentrum Künste und Kulturtheorie (ZKK) offers lectures and workshops on seriality.

  • Study Abroad Fair 2015

    The UZH's first Study Abroad Fair - October 15, 2015 (11:00-14:00).

  • Fresher's Test 2015

    This year's Fresher's Test takes place on Friday, September 18, 12.15-13.45 (in room HAH-E-11).

  • Download: Erstsemestrigentag 2015

    The material presented at the Erstsemestrigentag 2015 is now available for download.

  • International Symposium "Images of Identity" (January 30-31, 2015)

    This two-day symposium hosted by the English Department at the University of Zurich aims to explore the constitution of personal, national and cultural identities at the intersection of the verbal and the visual.

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Sue Fox (Berne)

    "Multicultural London English" - December 2, 2015, 2 p.m. (room KOL-E-21)

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Adrian Daub (Stanford)

    "Fear of the Black Voice: James Bond's Vocal Soundscapes" - December 17, 2015, 6 p.m. (PLH-102)

  • PHD Workshop Cold War Cultures

    with Prof. Dr. Robert Burgoyne (St. Andrews, Scotland) and Prof. Dr. Alan Nadel (University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences) - December 10-12, 2015

  • PhD Workshop on "Archaeologies of Indebtedness"

    November 6-7, 2015, with Prof. Dr. Richard Dienst (Rutgers University) and other speakers.

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Godfrey Baldacchino (Malta)

    "Small Islands, Big Issues: Erasure and Empire on Pitcairn" -- Monday, October 26, 2015, 6.15 p.m. (PLH-5).

  • Guest Lecture Dr. Paul Crosthwaite (Edinburgh)

    "'The Occult Logic of Market Forces': Money and Magic in Contemporary Fiction" -- Wednesday, December 9, 2015 (4.15 p.m., room PLH-105)

  • ZKK: Focus on Seriality

    In 2015/2016, the Zentrum Künste und Kulturtheorie (ZKK) offers lectures and workshops on seriality.

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Francesa Tinti

    "Language choice and the interplay between Latin and Old English: the charters evidence" - Tuesday, October 13, 2015 (PLH-1-105, at 12.15).

  • Antrittsvorlesung Prof. Dr. Barbara Straumann

    "I Owe You: Schulden in der britischen Literatur" (Monday, November 9, 2015, 6.15 p.m., Aula Universität-Zentrum, Rämistrasse 71).

  • Guest Lecture Dr. Tobias Bernaisch (Giessen)

    “Tracing the Evolution of Sri Lankan English” - Wednesday, October 7, 2015 (RAK-E-8, at 10.15 a.m.).

  • Blueprint Masquerades Enter Short Film Competition

    The Blueprint Masquerades have produced a short film ("Hatched") - and if you want you can show your support for the project by voting for it at

  • Teaching Diploma: New Format for Sprachkompetenzprüfung Englisch

    The new Sprachkompetenzprüfung English will be offered from the fall semester 2015.

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Dennis R. Preston (Oklahoma State University)

    "Four Sociophonetic Concerns in Emerging Varieties" - Friday, May 22, 2015, 10.15 a.m. (room KOL-E-21).

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Christian Mair (Freiburg)

    "'From Nigeria to the Bahamas but ... currently living in Belgium': The Superdiversification of Global English" - Friday, May 8, 2015, 10.15 a.m. (room KOL-E-21).

  • Job Opening: Research and Teaching Assistant in English Literature

    Prof. Dr. Allen Reddick will be hiring a research and teaching assistant (60%), starting from 1 September 2015.

  • Sprachkompetenz Lehrdiplom: Final Translation Exam

    The final translation exam for the Sprachkompetenzprüfung (Lehrdiplom) is scheduled to take place on Monday, June 15, 2015.

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Beatrix Busse (Heidelberg)

    "New Historical Stylistics" - Monday, May 11, 2015, 2 p.m. - room KOL-E-21.

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Suzanne Quay (Mitaka, Tokyo)

    "Multilingualism Across the Lifespan" - Monday, May 11, 2015, 10.15 a.m. - room PLH-105 (Plattenstrasse 47).

  • Event with the Burmese American Author Wendy Law-Yone

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 2-3.30 p.m. (room PLH-102, Plattenstrasse 47).

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Raymond Hickey (Duisburg-Essen)

    "The case for contact and the history of English" - Friday, April 17, 2015 - 10.15 a.m. (room KOL-E-21).

  • From Fall Semester 2015: Latin No Longer Required for Students of English

    Students graduating in the Spring Semester 2015 or earlier still need to fulfill the requirement.

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Sue Vice (Sheffield)

    "Rival Memories: Contemporary British Fiction about the Holocaust and the War" - Monday, May 18, 2015 - 5.30 p.m. (room PLH-102).

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. David Singleton (Trinity College, Dublin)

    "Language awareness, language aptitude … kissing cousins? The problematic of language awareness and language aptitude in age-related research" - Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 12.00-13.45 - room PLH-5 (Plattenstrasse 47).

  • Shakespeare Week in Stratford-upon-Avon and London

    The 2015 Shakespeare Week will take place from 8 August to 16 August, 2015.

  • The Blueprint Masquerades Present: Arsenic and Old Lace

    See Joseph Kesselring's play at the Bühne Atelierschule, Plattenstrasse 37, 8032 Zurich (March 19-22, 2015).

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

    "English, mobility and local constructions of the transnational Ismaili community" - Thursday, March 12, 2015 (4.15 p.m., room SOD-1-105).

  • Block Seminar "U.S. Image Culture and Continental Philosophy" with Dr. Ivo Ritzer (Bayreuth)

    Block Seminar for Master and PhD students on February 20-21 and February 27-28, 2015 (10:00-18:00).

  • Further Education for Gymnasium Teachers: "American Exceptionalism"

    This workshop for Gymnasium teachers takes place on Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (at the Zentrum für Weiterbildung UZH, Schaffhauserstrasse 228, 8057 Zürich).