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Welcome meeting for all 1st-semester students of English, 18th September, 6:15 p.m.

at the Department of English, Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal (ground floor of the courtyard building behind fountain) [more]

Miriam A. Locher has published a monograph entitled "Reflective Writing in Medical Practice: A Linguistic Perspective" with Multilingual Matters

This work was written in connection with the SNF project “’Life beyond writing’: Illness Narratives”. View book details:  [more]

Miriam A. Locher has published a handbook on the Pragmatics of Fiction

Published with de Gruyter Mouton, this collection was co-edited with Prof. Andreas H. Jucker from the University of Zurich and features many chapters by international and local experts. View book details:... [more]

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]


30.10.2017 16:15 to 18:00
Guest lecture: Prof. Dr. Marjolijn Verspoor (University of Groningen)

“Finding the key to successful L2 learning in groups and individuals” (working title) [more]

31.10.2017 13:00 to 14:00
Research colloquium: Dr. Steve Duman (Basel)

“Metaphor and the Assessment of Future Events” [more]

14.11.2017 16:15 to 18:00
Guest lecture: Thomas Messerli (Basel)

“Repetitive Humour: Incongruities in US American Sitcoms” [more]

16.11.2017 10:15 to 12:00
Guest lecture: Dr. Michelle Witen (Basel)

"Periodicals and Serial Publication in Victorian Britain"  [more]

21.11.2017 14:15 to 16:00
Guest lecture: Prof. Zoran Kuzmanovich (Davidson College, North Carolina)

“The Perils of Interpretive Narcissism in Nabokov’s ‘Signs and Symbols’” [more]

05.12.2017 08:15 to 10:00
Guest lecture: Prof. Dr. Klaus Benesch (LMU München)

"A Matter of Scale: Is Close Reading to American Studies What Place is to Space?" [more]