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 about a dozen teaching staff. The fields covered in the department include a wide range of research areas in both literature and linguistics. We are a research-active department, with members of staff collaborating in a variety of research projects on such diverse topics such as mobility, tourism, cosmopolitanism, micronesia, intermediality, and science and literature. We regularly host conferences and lecture series, which have attracted renowned scholars from all over the world and have enabled us to establish international networks for research and teaching.
More information about research interests and projects, courses and publications can be found on the individual workgroup and staff pages: