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Results: 1 - 20 of 43
Results: 1 - 20 of 43
  • 17 Mar 2020
    The English Department reports on its fifth annual Miltonathon

    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 ...

  • 23 Jan 2020
    Rudolph Glitz translates and interprets Schubert song lyrics

    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 ...

  • 21 Nov 2019
    Bertus van Rooy, professor of English Linguistics

    Prof. Bertus van Rooy (1972) has been appointed professor of English Linguistics at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 13 Nov 2019
    English Literature students meet award-winning author Howard Jacobson

    On 1 November 2019, a group of students from the UvA English Department met the award-winning author Howard Jacobson (Man Booker Prize, 2010) to discuss his latest novel, Live a Little.

  • 10 Oct 2019
    English Department welcomes three new staff members

    With the 2019-20 academic year now underway, students and staff of the English Department and the wider UvA community have been welcoming three new faces to the teaching team.

  • 2 Sep 2019
    New article on Shakespeare's Richard II by Rudolph Glitz

    An article by English Department staff member Rudolph Glitz has recently been published in the journal Shakespeare and is now freely available via Open Access. It highlights the age-political dynamics at work in ...

  • 30 Aug 2019
    English Department prepares to welcome new students—and new courses too

    Staff have completed the finishing touches for all courses in preparation for another exciting year at the English Department. All that remains is to welcome a new cohort of students, which will take place with the ...

  • 23 Jul 2019
    Bob Dylan and mythology at the student conference

    The annual conference of the UvA’s students of English was held on 27 June. Presented by the students’ own Literary and Language Activities Committee Etcetera (LLACE), this year’s gathering focused on the theme of ...

  • 2 Jul 2019
    New Book Chapter on Wrestling as ‘Fan-Generated Narrative’ by Joyce Goggin and Argyrios Emmanouloudis

    Joyce Goggin (Associate Professor, English Department) and Argyrios Emmanouloudis (ASCA PhD candidate, English Language and Culture) have published the book chapter ‘The pro-wrestling audience as imagined community: ...

  • 26 Jun 2019
    Kristine Johanson wins Audience Award in this year's Humanities Education Award

    Dr Kristine Johanson (English Language and Culture) has won the Audience Award in this year’s Humanities Education Award for her Master’s course Shakespeare, Sexuality, and Adaptation. Receiving more than a quarter ...

  • 6 Jun 2019
    Dr Kristine Johanson Nominated for Humanities Education Award for MA Shakespeare Course

    English Department staff member Dr Kristine Johanson has been shortlisted for the 2019 Faculty of Humanities Onderwijsprijs (Education Award) for her popular MA course ‘Shakespeare, Sexuality, and Adaptation’, which ...

  • 6 Jun 2019
    Politics meets popular music in new UvA research

    The radical activist and folksinger Woody Guthrie is the subject of a new article by Dr Nicholas Carr of the English Department. Taking its title from a Guthrie quote—“they have their music and we have ours”—the ...

  • 23 May 2019
    Six courses nominated for the Humanities Education Award 2019

    Three Bachelor’s- and three Master’s courses are in the running for the Faculty of Humanity’s Education Award 2019. The jury has created this shortlist from a total of 35 nominations. The award for the best ...

  • 1 May 2019
    Rudolph Glitz publishes new article on Sylvia Plath's poem 'Daddy'

    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 Apr 2019
    BA English Language and Culture launches new track ‘World Literatures in English’

    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 Apr 2019
    Nicholas Carr gives annual talk to English Department alumni

    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 ...

  • 2 Apr 2019
    Joyce Goggin co-organises 3rd annual Women, Money and Markets: 1600-1900 conference

    English Department staff member Joyce Goggin is co-organizing the latest Women, Money and Markets: 1600-1900 conference, to be held on June 13th and 14th 2019 at the University of Sussex, UK. The conference will ...

  • 26 Feb 2019
    Language Change and the Mind

    Languages change fast. What drives this change? Within the last 8000 years – around 400 generations of speakers – nearly all of the languages we find in Europe today diverged from a common source. Within the last ...

  • 19 Feb 2019
    Rose Van der Zwaard and Anne Bannink to receive CALICO Award for Best Article 2018

    English Department staff members Rose Van der Zwaard and Anne Bannink are set to receive an award from the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) for their recent paper titled “Reversal of ...

  • 11 Feb 2019
    Dr Glitz Gives a Paper at 'Monarchy and Modernity' conference in Cambridge

    In January of this year (2019), English Department staff member Dr Rudolph Glitz took a trip to frosty Cambridge to attend and present a paper at an interdisciplinary and multi-lingual conference. This three day ...