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Results: 21 - 40 of 64
  • 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 ...
  • Bertus van Rooy
    Bertus van Rooy, professor of English Linguistics
    21 Nov 2019
    Prof. Bertus van Rooy (1972) has been appointed professor of English Linguistics at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Students meet Howard Jacobson
    English Literature students meet award-winning author Howard Jacobson
    13 Nov 2019
    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.
  • English Department welcomes three new staff members
    10 Oct 2019
    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.
  • New article on Shakespeare's Richard II by Rudolph Glitz
    2 Sep 2019
    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 ...
  • English Department prepares to welcome new students—and new courses too
    30 Aug 2019
    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 ...
  • Bob Dylan and mythology at the student conference
    23 Jul 2019
    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 ...
  • New Book Chapter on Wrestling as ‘Fan-Generated Narrative’ by Joyce Goggin and Argyrios Emmanouloudis
    2 Jul 2019
    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: ...
  • Kristine Johanson
    Kristine Johanson wins Audience Award in this year's Humanities Education Award
    26 Jun 2019
    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 ...
  • Dr Kristine Johanson Nominated for Humanities Education Award for MA Shakespeare Course
    6 Jun 2019
    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 ...
  • Politics meets popular music in new UvA research
    6 Jun 2019
    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 ...
  • Bushuis Onderwijsprijs
    Six courses nominated for the Humanities Education Award 2019
    23 May 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 ...
  • Rudolph Glitz publishes new article on Sylvia Plath's poem 'Daddy'
    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 ...
  • English books
    BA English Language and Culture launches new track ‘World Literatures in English’
    25 Apr 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 ...
  • Nicholas Carr
    Nicholas Carr gives annual talk to English Department alumni
    18 Apr 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 ...
  • Joyce Goggin co-organises 3rd annual Women, Money and Markets: 1600-1900 conference
    2 Apr 2019
    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 ...
  • Language Change and the Mind
    26 Feb 2019
    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 ...
  • Rose Van der Zwaard and Anne Bannink to receive CALICO Award for Best Article 2018
    19 Feb 2019
    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 ...