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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.
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1 May 2019
A short article by English Department staff member Rudolph Glitz has recently been published in The Explicator and is now freely available via Open Access. It proposes a new reading of Sylvia Plath's most famous and ...
25 April 2019
From September 2019, the English Department of the University of Amsterdam is introducing a new dual-track model for its Bachelor’s programme English Language and Culture. The new programme offers the opportunity for ...
18 April 2019
On 10 April, Dr Nicholas Carr of the English Department gave the annual Alumni Circle lecture to an audience of past and present students. This year’s talk was titled “The Country of the Mind: Patrick White’s Voss ...
41st in the world and top-ranked in the Netherlands
The QS World University Rankings for English Language and Literature 2019 places the UvA English Department joint 41st in the world. This puts the UvA ahead of many prestigious and well-respected institutions in English-speaking countries, and makes it the top-ranked university in the Netherlands for English Language and Literature.

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