Department of English
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Distinguished Lecture Series: Critique, Power, Affirmation
Visualizing (in) the New Media
In November 2017, the Universities of Neuchâtel, Zurich and Bern in Switzerland will host the first international conference to focus specifically on visual communication in/about new media. The conference is part of the SNF-funded project "What's up Switzerland?".
Studies of Paradise: Where Language Meets Culture in the Pacific
Studies of Paradise
A conference dedicated to (socio)linguistic and anthropological research of Pacific communities.
Dates: 9-10 March 2017
SANAS Conference, November 4-5: American Communities
This year’s conference of the Swiss Association for North American Studies (SANAS) will take place at the University of Bern on November 4-5. The conference topic is: American Communities: Between the Popular and the Political. Keynote speakers include Prof. Dr. Miranda Joseph from the University of Arizona and Prof. Dr. Frank Kelleter from Freie Universität Berlin (J.F.K.-Institute). More information can be found on the conference website
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This file will be updated frequently. Please check regularly to obtain the latest version. Updated 30 August 2016.
Important Information for Autumn 2016
This handout includes critical information about deadlines and changes to procedures for Autumn 2016, including some key information for BA students who will be submitting theses in the near future. Be sure you read this information carefully before the registration deadline!
Course Booklet & Timetable AS16: New Version Available Now!
This file will be updated frequently. Please check this link regularly to obtain the latest version. Last update: September 22--correction of due date in Utopia seminar.
Professor Gabriele Rippl awarded a Morphomata Fellowship for spring semester 2017
The English Department is pleased to announce that Gabriele Rippl has been awarded a six-month International Morphomata Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies, University of Cologne. The Fellowship will allow Prof. Rippl to do research on her project “Anglophone Life Writing Today: Transcultural Figurations – Intermedial Constellations” (1 February – 31 July 2017). The Fellowship covers a teaching replacement for Prof. Rippl’s classes.
Dr. Zoe Lehmann Imfeld Awarded the Prestigious Marie Heim-Vögtlin Prize
The English Department is pleased to announce that Zoë Lehmann Imfeld has been awarded the 2016 Marie Heim-Vögtlin Prize for her remarkable doctoral thesis on ghosts and the Gothic in Victorian literature, which spans the disciplines of literature, philosophy and theology. The prize will be awarded on 21 June 2016 at the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Changes to PH Stay Abroad Requirement
The PH Bern 2015 Study Plan for modern languages requires all students to study abroad for six months. This will apply to students beginning their studies at the PH in autumn 2016. For additional information, please visit the PH Website by clicking on this news text.
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