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UZH English Department News: 2017

News list

  • Bachelor Seminar on James Joyce + Excursion to Dublin

    Excursion scheduled for April 3-7, 2017 - number of participants is limited.

  • Guest Lectures Sarah Plimpton

    Tuesday, December 5 (Gallery ART FORUM UTE BARTH) and Wednesday, December 6 (UZH Main Building, KOL-E-18)

  • PhD Workshop Celebrity Culture

    Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2 (PLH-102)

  • American Domesticities: Guest Lectures

    Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25: guest lectures by Prof. Dr. Heike Paul, Prof. Dr. Katja Kanzler, and Dr. Katharina Gerund

  • Guest Lecture Hanspeter Kuenzler (London/Zurich)

    "Punks, Punjabis and Rastas: A New Culture Emerges" (Tuesday, November 21, 2017 -- room KOL-G-221, UZH Main Building)

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Marta Dynel (Łódź)

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 8.00 a.m. (room PLH-105, Plattenstrasse 47)

  • Media Coverage "Over Her Dead Body Redux: Feminism for the 21st Century"

    Positive media coverage - including on TV (3sat-"Kulturzeit")

  • Prof. Stephanie Hackert (LMU Munich)

    October 31, 14.00h-15.45h (room PLH 1-102)

  • Guest Lecture Simon Küffer (Hochschule der Künste, Bern)

    Tuesday, October 31st, 14.15-15.45h, PLH-E-5 (Plattenstr. 47)

  • Charles Lewinsky at the ES

    December 8, 2017, 14.00-15.45, PLH-E-05

  • Study Abroad Information Event 2017

    English Department: Tue, Oct 17, 6.15, PLH-105

  • Guest Lecture Urszula Kizelbach (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)

    "Saving and losing face in politics: The pragmatics of power in Shakespeare's history plays" -- Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 16:15-18:00 h (KOL-E-21, UZH main building)

  • Historical English Linguistics at Zurich and Beyond - 2

    Friday, 27 October 2017 - RAA-­G-­15, Rämistrasse 59

  • Guest Lecture Musa Okwonga (London)

    "The Art of Being Other: Britishness Today" (Wed, October 4, 2017 - room PLH-102)

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Alexander Bergs (Osnabrück)

    "Reconstructing historical Englishes and their speakers: macro- and micro perspectives" (Thu, 26 October 2017, 14-16, PLH 5)

  • Welcome Event 2017

    The Welcome Event 2017 (for exchange students and Master students who did their Bachelor elsewhere) took place on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

  • Lecture Series "Debating the Anglosphere"

    Students, members of staff, and the general public are cordially invited to attend the lecture series "Debating the Anglosphere: History, Hegemony, Identity."

  • Erstsemestrigentag 2017 - Power Point Presentations

    The following Power Point presentations contain all the information presented at this year's Erstsemestrigentag

  • New ZüKL Course: Basics in (Contact) Linguistics

    Did you ever wonder why humans speak and animals don’t? Why we have such weird things as subordinate sentences, suffixes and agreement? And how come that the basic matter human language is made of (about 20 to 60 different sounds) is enough to create a multi-volume bestseller such as Harry Potter?

  • Public Lecture Prof. Dr. Rolf Bremmer (Leiden University)

    "Der Reiz des Glossars: Mittelalterliche Wortlisten und ihre Bedeutung" - Monday, September 4, 2017 (Musiksaal, Dekanatsflügel des Stiftsgebäudes, Klosterhof 6b, St. Gallen)

  • Professorship in Early Modern Literatures in English

    The University of Zurich advertises a professorship in Early Modern Literatures in English.

  • Farewell Lecture Dr. des. Johannes Riquet

    "Going North! Imagining the Transnational Arctic" - Monday, May 22, 2017, 2 p.m. (room KO2-F-150)

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. David Britain

    “Demographic change and its impact on rural English dialects” - Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 14.00-15.45 (room PLH-102)

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Bindu Malieckal (Saint Anselm College, Manchester NH, USA)

    The Asia Mission: India and Japan in Early Modern European Narratives"  -- Thu, May 18, 2017, 6.15 p.m. (room PLH-102)

  • PhD Workshop "Literature, Cinema, Geopolitics"

    May 15-16, 2017 - Registration deadline: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

  • Doctoral Workshop "Texts and Contexts" with Prof. Paulo de Medeiros (Warwick)

    May 5-6, 2017 - for everyone who has officially signed-up (organized by Prof. Dr. Ana Sobral)

  • Shakespeare Week in Stratford-upon-Avon

    The 2017 Shakespeare Week will take place from 5 August to 13 August, 2017.

  • Lehrpreis 2017

    Find out how to nominate instructors for the Lehrpreis 2017!

  • Summer Schools 2017

    The following is an incomplete list of summer schools that may be of interest to students of English.

  • Trial Lectures (Successor Prof. Dr. Martin Heusser)

    The trial lectures for the Chair 19th- and 20th-Century Literatures in English (successor Prof. Dr. Martin Heusser) will take place on March 1-2, 2017, in room KOL-G-217.