More than just language

English at the University of Amsterdam combines literature and culture from the entire English-speaking world with English Linguistics - the language as it was spoken in the past and today - and advanced language training featuring the latest interactive media technology. All courses are taught in English by an international team of published scholars. Students are moulded into creative and independent thinkers and researchers, who are able to present their findings to expert audiences.

Guest lecture Freya Sierhuis on Thursday 13 December

A Quintessence of Passions Overthrown: Passion, Desire and Imagination in English Renaissance Poetry

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Maryam Hassouni

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