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The Department of English is one of the seven departments of languages and literatures at the University of Bern. We are a lively, medium-sized department with currently around 600 students, six professors and more than a dozen teaching staff members. The fields covered in the department include a wide range of research areas in both literature, and language and linguistics. This website provides you with information regarding our study programs, courses, staff members, ongoing research projects and current events.

Important Information

Gobal Resit

06 February 2019
10:15 - 12:15 AM


Deadlines Autumn 2018

Registration/deregistration: 15 October 2018

Assessment registration/deregistration: 15 November 2018

BA Thesis registration (for writing in Autumn 2018): final registration 30 September 2018

BA Thesis registration (for writing in Spring 2019): preliminary registration 15 November 2018

MA Thesis registration (for writing in Spring 2019): departmental and faculty 6 December 2018

BA Thesis submission: 21 December 2018

MA Thesis submission: 3 December 2018

Advanced Reading List exam: 14 December 2018, 11:00-11:30 (F023)

Global Resit: 6 February 2019



News and events

Benjamin Lesen / Reading Benjamin

This unique seminar will offer an insight to some of the most important aspects of Benjamin’s oeuvre. It is taught by different members of the Phil-hist. faculty, and thus constitutes the first attempt to co-teach a seminar in this comprehensive manner. It will be taught party in German, partly in English. 5-6 students from each institute are allowed to attend. All material will be uploaded on ILIAS.

The seminar will be held roughly bi-weekly on Wednesdays, 12-16, on the following dates:

22.02.2019, 06.03.; 20.03.; 03.04., 01.05.; 15.05., 29.05.

This seminar is offered by the WBK. For more information consult the course booklet and/or KSL.


Cultural Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences, edited by Gabriele Rippl and Torsten Meireis

Torsten Meireis / Gabriele Rippl, eds. Cultural Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences, London: Routledge, 2019.