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]

New BA/MA study plans 2013

The new BA and MA study plans that begin in Fall 2013 are now online: Wegleitung BA Englisch ab 2013 Wegleitung MA Englisch ab 2013 [more]

New study plans: phase-out of Practising English Module

Please note: With the introduction of the new BA in Fall 2013, the Practising English Module will begin to be phased out. The PEEP course will still be offered in Autumn 2013, and there will be one section in Spring 2014. That... [more]

New readings for the BA exam in English linguistics

Please note that the reading list for the BA exam in English linguistics has been updated and now contains new readings starting in ST 2013. For more information see [more]

How to return books

As of now English library books need to be returned by putting them into the book box on the first floor next to the Hiwi office (room 16). Please do no longer use the table on the second floor. Thank you.  [more]

"Religion und die USA": Gespräch mit Prof. Philipp Schweighauser

This talk will take place on Wednesday, 19 September at 7pm.  [more]

Conference: ‘Aesthetics in the 21st century’, September 13-15, 2012.

If you would like to attend the conference, please register by email to by August 24, 2012. For further details, please have a look at the conference... [more]

News: new linguistics courses

We would like to draw your attention to the following courses: a) A BA/MA Lecture on "Sign Language" by Dr. Penny Boyes Bräm (PhD UC... [more]