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English Department


Welcome to the Department of English Languages and Literature

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 full professors and about a dozen teaching staff. 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 programmes, courses, staff members, ongoing research projects and current events.


Secretariat Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 09.00 - 10.00 am
01.45 - 03.15 pm
Wednesday: 09.00 - 10.00 am

Please note

During term break or when one of the secretaries is on leave the opening hours may vary from week to week. To make sure that the secretariat is staffed you can consult the notice on the door (D201), mail or call us (031 631 82 45).

When closed, please use the Departmental Mail Box outside the secretariat to deposit assignments and other communications for staff.

Monika Iseli-Felder & Hilary Sharp




Autumn Semester Course Booklet and Timetable Now Available


Course Booklet Autumn 2015

Timetable Autumn 2015



Spring 2015 Language Foundation Module Retake Date

The retake for the Spring Semester 2015 Writing Skills and Grammar exams will be September 9, 2015.  The room number for this retake will be shared later.


Independent Studies

Dear Students,

We now have an exciting new way of gaining Independent Study points. As of now, staff members will advertise projects they wish to monitor.

Please have a look at what is on offer:
- For Bachelor Studies
- For Master Studies

with best wishes, your Independent Studies coordinator

Dr. des. Kathrin Scheuchzer


Universität Bern | English Department | Länggassstrasse 49 | CH-3000 Bern 9 | Tel +41 (0)31 631 82 45 | Fax +41 (0)31 631 36 36
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Semester Dates

Spring Semester 2015:  16.02.2015 - 29.05.2015

Upcoming Events

12 May
10:30 F 005 Unitobler
Dr. Giorgia Aiello, University of Leeds
Taking Stock: an investigation of photographers’ perspectives on the global visual content industry

19 May
10:30 F 005 Unitobler
Professor Alexandre Duchene, University of Fribourg
Language Work: exploiting linguistic resources and speakers in the contemporary workplace

20 May
10:00 F 014 Unitobler
Professor Paul Strohm - Anna S. Garbedian Professor Emeritus of the Humanities, Columbia University
The Poetic and Empirical "I" in Medieval (and Contemporary) Literature