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Steve Duman and Michelle Witen short-listed for teaching award

We congratulate Steve Duman and Michelle Witen for having been short-listed for the Modern Scholarship Best Teaching Award 2019 – a well-deserved recognition of their commitment and competence in the classroom over the years. It is with a...

Ridvan Askin receives fellowship

Ridvan Askin has been granted a 4-month External Junior Fellowship (June-September 2019) at the FRIAS - Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies to work on his second book Transcendental Poetics and The Futures of American Romanticism:...
The Prolonged Death of the Hippie

Call for Contributions: The Prolonged Death of the Hippie, 1967–1969

From 12–14 September 2019, the English Department will host the conference "The Prolonged Death of the Hippie, 1967–1969" which examines the darker undercurrents of 1960s counterculture with a distance of some fifty years. The conference...
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«Young Talent Prize» awarded to Rahel Ackermann Hui

On the occasion of the University of Basel's Dies academicus 2018, our graduate and former student assistant Rahel C. Ackermann Hui received the Young Talent Prize from the student association “Schwizerhüsli” for her MA Thesis "Distance,...

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SNF grant awarded to Regula Hohl Trillini and Lukas Rosenthaler

Regula Hohl Trillini and Lukas Rosenthaler have won a grant under the Swiss National Science Foundations' "Digital Lives" initiative. Their project WordWeb / Intertextuality in Drama of the Early Modern Period  to develop their work on the...