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The Department of English celebrates 50 years at 'Schönes Haus'

Open Day with Exhibition

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Start-up grant for doctorate in literary studies

The Doctoral Program in Literary Studies of the University of Basel calls for applications for a one-year start-up grant of CHF 30,000.

Call for papers: Influence, Manipulation, and Seduction

Conference "Influence, Manipulation, and Seduction: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Persuasive Language" organised by Daria Dayter and Sofia Rüdiger

3 vacancies in English linguistics

We are happy to announce the following three vacancies: SNF doctoral position in English LinguisticStudent assistant position in English Linguistics 12h per week (28.6%)Assistant in English Linguistics 60% If you want to apply for both...

SNF-PRIMA grantee Dr. Daniela Landert joins Department of English

The English department warmly welcomes Dr. Daniela Landert, who successfully obtained an SNF-PRIMA grant for the period 2020-2024. The project is entitled "The Pragmatics of Improvised Drama Comedy" and investigates how the communicative...
The Prolonged Death of the Hippie, 1967-1969

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The Prolonged Death of the Hippie, 1967–1969: Conference program online!

The program of the three-day conference includes well over twenty national and international scholars, poets and musicians. Highlights are the keynote speeches and performances by Ed Sanders and Anne Waldman.
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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:...

Recent Achievements

The following list of recent achievements reflects some of the 2017 academic milestones of our staff. For achievements that date further back, please consult our annual reports

  • Daria Dayter has won a grant from Freiwillige Akademische Gesellschaft Basel and will carry out her research at the Centre for Forensic Linguistics, Aston University, UK, in the spring term 2019.
  • Miriam Locher and Franziska Thurnherr have edited and published a special issue on “Language and health online: Typing yourself healthy!” which is now available in open access. This collection of papers marks the end of the SNF project Language and health online.
  • Michelle Witen has published "From Passion to Mania: Frankenstein as a Tale of Hysteria" in Nightfall: The Gothic Imagination since Frankenstein (Exhibition at Musée Rath, Geneva). Eds. Justine B. Moeckli and Merel Van Tillburg. Paris: DoPe Press, 2017. pp 372–383.
  • Michelle Witen organized a marathon viewing of the 1995 BBC Pride and Prejudice miniseries.
  • Michelle Witen organized the 2017 Bloomsday in honour of James Joyce's Ulysses.
  • 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”.
  • Franziska Gygax published “Zu Ende erzählen: Leben und Sterben im Text.“ in Sterben/Erzählen. Hermeneutische Blätter. 2 (2016). Zürich: Institut für Hermeneutik und Religionsphilosophie, Universität Zürich. 25–32.
  • A. Elisabeth Reichel was awarded a mobility fellowship by the Swiss National Science Foundation to spend 08/2017–07/2018 as a Visiting Scholar at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., on invitation of Donald E. Pease.