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.
For all important information for new students, please click here.
Please check regularly for updates. Latest update 30 August: Footnote correction.
We congratulate Dr. Sofie Behluli for her appointment as Speaker in the newly-elected Executive Board of the Swiss Young Academy for the 2023/24 term of office.
The Autumn 2023 Course Booklet. Latest update 28 August
The Equalities Committee of the Faculty of Humanities is committed to fostering the academic study of social inequalities and injustices. To this end, we are delighted to advertise a special lecture series in the Autumn Semester 2023 providing an Introduction to Critical Disability Studies. The series offers an introduction to the critical study of disability across a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including philosophy, anthropology, education, history, and sociology, among others.
Click here to find a directory which was designed for students who would like to attend courses in other disciplines.
The lists includes courses that
a) are open to students from another discipline (BA "Freie Leistungen")
b) relate to gender equality and diversity
c) relate to sustainable development
d) relate to digitization
A guide to English studies at the University of Bern 2023/2024: Includes key information about various rules and regulations, courses and assessments, the library, as well as more general advice concerning your studies and where to find help.
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click here to see the deadlines for Autumn Semester 2022
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Please click here to see the latest publications: Books and special issues.
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Please contact the directors' assistant to add an event to our calendar.
+41 31 684 82 45