Beckett and Media

New publication: "Beckett and Media"

Balázs Rapcsák (Basel), Mark Nixon (Reading) and Philipp Schweighauser (Basel) publish Beckett and Media, which features twelve new essays by leading Beckett scholars and media theorists. The book is available open access: …

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Elisabeth Reichel honoured for her doctoral thesis

Dr. A. Elisabeth Reichel received the 2021 Prize for the Best PhD Thesis in English Literary and Cultural Studies (2015-2020) from the European Confederation of Upper-Rhine Universities (EUCOR).

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Hermann Paul Scholarship in Linguistics 2022

The doctoral programme in linguistics calls for applications for a one-year start-up grant.

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Annual Report 2021 out now

The Annual Report 2021 of the Department of English is published and available for download.

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Start-up Grant for PhD in Literary Studies

The Doctoral Program in Literary Studies calls for applications for a one-year start-up grant.

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In memoriam Prof. Fiona Tolhurst, Ph.D. (1968-2021)

We are shocked and grieved to hear of the death, on December 21, 2021, of Fiona Tolhurst, who taught several courses in Medieval and Early Modern English Literature at our department between 2008 and 2012.

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Jakob Leimgruber awarded professorship at the University of Regensburg

PD. Dr. Jakob Leimgruber, our lecturer in English linguistics since 2018, has accepted a professorship in English linguistics at the University of Regensburg, Germany. The Basel English Department congratulates Jakob and we wish him success…

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Philipp Schweighauser publishes essay on "Antifiction Fictions"

The text appears in the journal of the Modern Language Association's American Literature Division 1, Early American Literature 56.3 (2021).