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Results: 1 - 20 of 61
  • Three talented new PhD's in Humanities receive NWO funding
    9 Jul 2021
    Anna-Rose Shack, Jasmijn Leeuwenkamp and Heleen de Vries have received funding for their doctoral research at the UvA through the NWO programme PhDs in the Humanities. Financiers are the Programme Office Sustainable ...
  • ‘Rhetoric and Writing’ wins Humanities Education Award 2021
    1 Jul 2021
    On Thursday, 1 July, the Humanities Education Award was handed out. The course Rhetoric and Writing taught by Imogen Cohen in the Bachelor’s in English Language and Culture, was announced as winner by the jury. The ...
  • Bushuis Onderwijsprijs
    Six courses nominated for Faculty of Humanities Education Award 2021
    27 May 2021
    Four Bachelor's and two Master's courses are in the running to win the Faculty of Humanities Education Award 2021. The jury chose the shortlist from 29 submissions. The award for the best course will be handed out on ...
  • English translation of Pieter Langendijk Play to be livestreamed on 10 March
    4 Mar 2021
    'Quincampoix or the Wind Traders' is an 18th-century comedy written for the Amsterdam City Theatre (Amsterdamse Schouwburg) by Pieter Langendijk (1683-1756). In an English-language version, recently translated by ...
  • Amsterdance – The Amsterdam Electronic Dance Music Research Group
    24 Feb 2021
    New ASCA Research Groups coordinated by Oliver Seibt and Ian Pocervina. | The “Amsterdam Electronic Dance Music Research Group” is interested in a variety of topics that fall under the umbrella term of electronic ...
  • Life after English: Recent Event for Students and Graduates of English Language and Culture
    22 Feb 2021
    ‘Life after English’ is an annual careers and networking session in which former students of English at the UvA talk about their work experiences, and the paths that led them there. This year’s event was held on the ...
  • Historical Traces of European Radio Archives, 1930-1960
    29 Jan 2021
    Call for Papers: Workshop at the University of Amsterdam and/or online | Organisers: Carolyn Birdsall, Corinna R. Kaiser and Erica Harrison | 28-29 October 2021 | Contact: trace@uva.nl | Abstracts: 15 April 2021, no ...
  • Marc Farrant wins first prize in the 2020 OSL Awards
    7 Jan 2021
    English Department staff member Marc Farrant has won first prize in the 2020 awards of the Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies (OSL), for his article ‘Earth, World, and the Human: Samuel Beckett and the ...
  • National Novel Writing Month celebrated with a Creative Writing Workshop
    21 Dec 2020
    Students of the BA English celebrated National Novel Writing Month with a Creative Writing Workshop.
  • Kristine Johanson’s Short Film Fever Dreams wins best film at the Amsterdams Buurt Film Festival
    15 Dec 2020
    Fever Dreams was written by the English Department’s Dr Kristine Johanson, and co-directed by her and Daniel Hillel-Tuch. The film responds creatively to the ways the Coronavirus lockdown has reshaped both theatre ...
  • English Students Meet Crime Writer Denise Mina
    19 Nov 2020
    On 12 November, award-winning crime author Denise Mina gave a talk on Zoom on behalf of Alumnikring Engels and LLACE. Mina gave attendees an insight into what it is like to be a (true) crime author, and discussed ...
  • English Department Students meet the Novelist Julia Phillips
    10 Nov 2020
    On 5th November, a group of BA and MA English students met the author Julia Phillips, to discuss her debut novel Disappearing Earth (2019), which was shortlisted for the USA’s National Book Award. Exploring a network ...
  • Migration, Memory, and Language: A Creative Writing Workshop with Eric Ngalle Charles
    29 Oct 2020
    On Wednesday, 21 October, second- and third-year BA English students joined the Cameroon-born, Wales-based, Russian-speaking writer Eric Ngalle Charles for a two-hour creative writing workshop (via Zoom).
  • Finishing Fellowships awarded to eight PhD candidates
    23 Oct 2020
    Every year the Faculty offers a number of Finishing Fellowships to PhD candidates who have succeeded in writing an advanced draft of their thesis without the support of structural funding. The fellowships aim to ...
  • English Department student publishes debut poetry collection
    5 Oct 2020
    October 1 marked the publication of Vertigo to Go by Brendon Booth-Jones. The English Department congratulates Brendon and celebrates this wonderful achievement.
  • Comedy and Crisis: Pieter Langendijk, the Dutch, and the Speculative Bubbles Of 1720
    2 Sep 2020
    Joyce Goggin, Frans De Bruyn | Liverpool University Press, 30 sep. 2020 - 288 pagina's | Comedy and Crisis contains the first ever scholarly English translation of Pieter Langendijk's Quincampoix, or the Wind Traders ...
  • Kristine Johanson writes and co-directs lockdown film FEVER DREAMS (2020)
    31 Aug 2020
    Amsterdam, April 2020. The COVID-19 lockdown makes Shiro Nguru, a former lawyer and the director of Fever Theatre Company, and her friends unemployed. What’s more, it puts their planned production of King Lear on the ...
  • Viktorija Kostadinova awarded U21 Researcher Resilience Fund
    27 Aug 2020
    Viktorija Kostadinova has been awarded the U21 Researcher Resilience Fund for the project 'Linguistic Data Collection in the age of a Pandemic'. Partner Universities are KU Leuven and the University of Edinburgh.
  • The English Department reports on its fifth annual Miltonathon
    17 Mar 2020
    On the 8th of March, the English Department celebrated one of the great English poets with its fifth annual Miltonathon. Introduced to the UvA by Dr Kristine Johanson, the event is an all-day reading of John Milton’s ...
  • Rudolph Glitz translates and interprets Schubert song lyrics
    23 Jan 2020
    While preparing a BA elective on Romantic poetry, English faculty member Rudolph Glitz came across, and became curious about 'Serenade', an early nineteenth-century poem by Ludwig Rellstab that was set to music by ...