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Annual report 2016

The report on the Department's activities during the past calendar year is out now: [more]

Annual report 2015

The report on the Department's activities in the past calendar year is out now:  [more]

Need participants for a survey? Our FG English offers help...

In order to avoid a flood of e-mails asking students to fill in surveys and questionnaires, the FG English have now come up with a platform where students can publish their project and ask for help:... [more]

Prof. Ina Habermann won Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching

Prof. Ina Habermann received the Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching for her seminar "Paper Landscapes: eine Kartographieausstellung in der UB". For more information and an interview klick here. [more]


Prof. Dr. Miriam Locher (19.11.) and Prof. Dr. Philipp Schweighauser (15.10.) will be talking at the lecture cycle "Digital Media Studies in der Praxis. Wie die Geisteswissenschaften auf die neuen Medien reagieren"... [more]

The Department of English welcomes three new staff members

A very warm welcome to: Dr. Beatriz Lorente (lecturer in English Language Practice and Linguistics) Helen Gilroy (assistant in English Linguistics) Aline Bieri (student assistant) [more]

18 people off to Stratford-upon-Avon from August 11th - 17th!

18 people will be participating in this year's excursion to Shakespeare's birthplace. They will get to see five plays and attend all sorts of workshops, lectures and discussions organised by the Royal Shakespeare Company. We look... [more]

Prof. Dr. Philipp Schweighauser now Associate Professor

Prof. Dr. Philipp Schweighauser has been promoted to Associate Professor. For more information see here. [more]

Welcome Dr. Monica Matei-Chesnoiu

The English Department welcomes Dr. Monica Matei-Chesnoiu who is SCIEX Fellow at the University of Basel. The title of her research project is EMEG - Early Modern English Geography and Travel Writing.  [more]


28.04.2017 16:15 to 18:00
Guest lecture: Ulrich Blumenbach (Basel)

"Translating (as) Infinite Jest" – Lesung & Workshop mit Ulrich Blumenbach, dem Übersetzer von David Foster Wallace  [more]

02.05.2017 13:00 to 14:00
Research colloquium: Victoria Osei-Bonsu (Basel)

Representations of the Other in Selected Works of Joseph Conrad [more]

08.05.2017 14:15 to 16:00
Guest lecture: Stefanie Meier (Basel)

"The coloniality of language: a sociolinguistic macro history of the Philippines" [more]

17.05.2017 14:15 to 16:00
Guest lecture: Prof John Carlos Rowe (University of Southern California)

“An Uncanny Partnership: Georg Lukács’ Theory of Avant-Garde Modernism as Literary Naturalism” [more]

18.05.2017 10:15 to 12:00
Guest lecture: Dr Susanne Gruβ (Erlangen)

“Jane Austen and ‘Jane Austen’: Regency Literature, Janeites and Darcymaniacs“  [more]

19.05.2017 16:15 to 18:00
Guest lecture: Prof Babette Bärbel Tischleder (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)

“Literary Studies, Storytelling, and Latour: Rethinking Agency in a More-than-Human World” [more]