Ina Habermann talks to the 'Deep Dive Podcast'

Prof. Ina Habermann talks to the 'Deep Dive Podcast' about her passion for English literature, J.R.R. Tolkien and Brexit.

Philipp Schweighauser comments on the 2020 U.S. presidential election

Prof. Philipp Schweighauser has been invited to comment on the imminent presidential election in the U.S.A. by Swiss newspaper Sonntags-Blick and local television broadcaster Telebasel.

New national search portal for academic libraries

We are facing a new library system from December 7. Please find more information about the new user registration and returning borrowed items here:

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Regula Hohl Trillini interviewed by filmmaker Andrew Smith

BAFTA-winning filmmaker Andrew Smith has interviewed our very own Regula Hohl Trillini for his new weekly Hamlet podcast To Be Or Not To Be: Lockdown Shakespeare.

7 & 11 October: Radio Features on Pynchon and Music

Two upcoming radio programs will celebrate music in Pynchon's work, taking their cues from Christian Hänggi's book Pynchon's Sound of Music and NYC band Visit's album "Now everybody—" Visit Interprets Songs by Thomas Pynchon. Swiss radio...

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Prof. em. Werner Brönnimann's "King Lear – König Lear" published

Werner Brönnimann's annotated and commented German translation of William Shakespeare's play King Lear is part of the long-running series Englisch-deutsche Studienausgabe der Dramen Shakespeares – currently published by Stauffenburg Verlag...

Prof. Miriam Locher's research team reports first results

The project team on relational work and communal TV watching of K-drama on a streaming platform reports first results: Locher, Miriam A. (2020). Moments of relational work in English fan translations of Korean TV drama. Journal of...

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Library service from June 8

Dear Students, due to the space limitation of our Seminar library, we keep the building closed until further notice. We offer individual time slots in order to consult books. To arrange a visit please get in touch with Mario Piscazzi:...

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.