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The English Department 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 linguistics. This website provides you with information regarding our study programs, courses, staff members, ongoing research projects and current events.

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Due to illness Viola Marchi will not be able to teach her Focus Module Seminar "Criminal Imagination: Crime Fiction in American Literature and Culture" (Wednesday, 12-14, SS 2017). Sofie Behluli will step in for her and offer a block seminar in May.
Preliminary meetings: 22 February and 12 April 2017, exact time tbc
Block seminar: Friday and Saturday, 12 and 13 May 2017, all day

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