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UZH English Department News: 2021

News list

  • Words, Books, Images, and the Long Eighteenth Century

  • Lecture Series "Ireland in the World"

    We are excited to announce a lecture series scheduled at UZH for the fall semester 2021.

  • Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Bronfen has been elected a member of the University Board of the University of Regensburg, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Hamburg Institute for Advanced Study (HIAS).

  • Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Bronfen has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.

  • Semesterpreis FS 2021 for Jifeng Huang

  • A Conversation with Ken Liu

    January 11, 2022 at 4:00 pm.

    in Zoom

  • Guest Lecture: An Van linden (Université de Liège) Noun incorporation in English

    Time: Friday 10 December, 10.15-12.00

    Location: online via Zoom

  • Guestlecture Prof. Dr. Anita Auer (University Lausanne) "Urbanisation and the Development of Standard English"

    Time: Dec 9, 2021 10:00 AM Zurich

  • Guest lecture Manon Burz-Labrande (University of Vienna) "Women and the Victorian Penny Dreadful"

    Wednesday 1st December 2021, 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m. on Zoom

  • Zurich Early Modern Online Resources Seminar (ZEMORS)

    Monday, 29th November, 2-4 p.m. (we start at 2 sharp Swiss time, UTC +1).

    in Zoom

  • Guest Lecture Peter Siemund (Universität Hamburg): Why pronouns in English(es) do not tend to change very often. Do they?

    Time: Friday 26 Nov 2021, 10:15-12:00

    Location: online via Zoom

  • Workshop "Modelling constructional variation and change: Agents, networks, and vectors"

    15 and 16 November 2021


  • Workshop mit Mithu Sanyal - Wie «Race», «Ethnicity» und «Diversity» an der Hochschule unterrichten?* Artist Talk Mithu Sandal and Elisabeth Bronfen "Wie über Identitäten sprechen"*

    Datum: 2. November 2021

    Zeit: 10:15-12:00 Uhr

    Ort: KO2-F-152

  • Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. J. Jesse Ramírez (University of St. Gallen) Rules of the Father: Fatherhood, Masculinity, and the Ruins of Neoliberalism in The Last of Us

    on Monday, October 25, 2021, 18.15-19.30

    in Room: RAA-E-29

  • UZH Welcome Event 2021

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

  • Guest Lecture Martin Pickering (University of Edinburgh, UK) Understanding Dialogue: Language Use and Social Interaction

    Thursday, October 7, 2021, 16:30
    in person in KOL-E-123 or on Zoom

  • Prof. Dr Andreas H. Jucker has been reelected President of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE).

  • Symposium: Feministische Literaturgeschichte Heute / Feminist Literary History Today

    Zürich, 3. September, 14-19 Uhr

  • International Conference: Women, the Law and Women’s Rights in the Philosophy, Sciences, Arts and Legal Practice of the Eighteenth Century

    Zurich - September 1-3, 2021

  • Einsamkeit: Was wir von Robinson Crusoe lernen können

    Robinson-Bibliothek im Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil-Jona -- Mittwoch, 14. Juli 2021, 18.30 Uhr

  • Vacancy Tutorat Textual Analysis (TA)

    Th deadline for the application is Friday, 9 July 2021.

  • Anglistik-Student*in für Übersetzung eines Selbstmanagement Trainings- manuals

    The deadline is Monday, 19 July 2021.

  • Summerschool of the University of Zurich 2021 «Spekulatives Erzählen: Die Zukunft (in) der Literatur»

    14. - 16. June 2021 at the University of Zurich

  • Women, Money and Markets (1600-1900) - "Female Economies"

    Fourth Annual Conference, 09-11 June 2021 - University of Zurich (UZH)

  • Job offer: Tutor for module "Language Skills and Culture" from HS 2021 onwards

  • Guest Lecture by the Comics Artist Luca Debus

  • Guest lecture Prof. Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University, UK) - "Corpus Pragmatics: Some Reflections"

    Monday, May 17, 2021, 10.15 – 12:00 h on Zoom

  • SAUTE Conference 2021 "Migrations and Contacts"

    University of Zurich, 14 and 15 May 2021

  • Guest Lecture Christina Stuka (Universität Giessen) on "Language Attitudes and Norm Development in Barbados"

    on Wednesday, the 12th of May at 08:45-09:45 in Zoom

  • Guest Lecture Natalia Levshina (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) "Communicative Effiency and Language Evolution"

    On Monday 10 May, 10.15-12h on Zoom

  • Guest Lecture by Prof. Anita Auer (University of Lausanne) "Language Variation and Change in Late Modern England: Case Studies from the Lower Orders"

    Date: Friday May 7, 10.15h-12.00h

    Zoom Meeting

  • Prof. Dr. Isabel Karremann Appointed New Editor of the Shakespeare-Jahrbuch

    The Shakespeare-Jahrbuch is the world’s oldest literary journal.

  • Guest Lecture by Prof. Erez Levon (Universität Bern) "Language, Gender and Social Stereotypes in the Courtroom"

    4 May 2021, 2pm in Zoom

  • Semesterpreis for the HS 2020

  • Assistant PhD position 60% - Chair for English Linguistics Prof. Daniel Schreier

  • Global Experience Talks Spring 2021

    25.03.2021 / 08.04.2021 / 15.04.2021 / 22.04.2021

  • Zurich Early Modern Online Resources Seminar (ZEMORS): promoting digital resources for early modern English studies

    Monday, 29th March, 2-3.30 p.m. (Swiss time, UTC+1)

  • Guest Lecture: Dr. Katrin Menzel (Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken) Medical Discourse in Late Modern English: Insights from the Royal Society Corpus

    Thursday, Mar 25, 2021 16:15-17:45

    Join Zoom Meeting


    Applications must be received by the deadline, 12 March 2021

  • Trial Lectures: Successor for Prof. Dr. Andreas H. Jucker

    The trial lectures take place on March 10 and 11, 2021.

  • Information Meeting Teaching Assistantships

    March 2, 18.00 via Zoom

  • Closing Times Winter Break 2020/21

    English Department buildings closed from December 23, 2020 to January 3, 2021

  • Senior Assistant Position in Linguistics (50%)

    For more information, see

  • Public Lecture Prof. Alexandra Walsham (University of Cambridge)

    "Down with Dagon: The Art of Iconoclasm and the Afterlife of the English Reformation" - Saturday, September 10, 11.30-12.30 (KOL-G-201, i.e. Aula)

  • Workshop with Dr. Kathryn Allan (University College London) and Dr. Philip Durkin (Oxford English Dictionary)

    Thursday, September 15 to Saturday, September 17, 2016