Upcoming events / Guest lectures

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  • Forthcoming

    Date and Time Location Event Title Lecturer Further information/ Contact
    Ongoing Department Library Second Floor (Re)Covering Rebecca: A Critical Look at the Cover Design History of Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca Laura Schmitz-Justen Further details

    15 October 2019

    12 o'clock c.t.

    Room: JO1, Johannisstr. 4 (ground floor) Guest lecture West African publishing, diasporic connections: A publisher’s perspective Akoss Ofori-Mensah (Accra, Ghana)

    24 October 2019

    10 o'clock

    Room: Auditorium S10, Schlossplatz 2 Guest lecture Brexit: What Does it Mean for Britain, Germany and Europe Sir Peter Torry t.b.a.
    5-6 March 2020 English Department International
    Designing Hybrid Learning Spaces in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching Various



  • Recent

    Information events for 1st-semester students:
    Information event organised by departmental staff (student advisory service)
    Organised by Amrei Sander (Tue) and Dr. Silke Stroh (Fri)
    October 1, 2019 | 1 - 3 pm | Audimax (English Department)
    October 4, 2019 | 10 am - 12 noon) | Audimax (English Department)
    Information & meet-and-greet events organised by the department's student representatives
    Organised by Fachschaft Anglistik
    Detailed descriptions & schedule on the Fachschaft's Website

    International Conference:
    Intellectuals Across Borders: Writers, Artists, Activists
    September 5-6, 2019 | English Department

    Reading group:
    Native American and First Nations Literatures: Indigenous Women Writers
    July 9 & July 16, 2019 | 4 - 6 pm | ES 129

    Guest lecture:
    A.S. Byatt's Possession and the Commodification of Neo-Victorian Fiction
    Lecturer: Dr. Marlena Tronicke
    July 2, 2019 | 10:15 | AE 11, Aegidiistr. 5

    Guest lecture:
    A World of Translation
    Guest lecturer: Prof. Theo D'haen (KU Leuven)
    June 6, 2019 | 6 pm | Festsaal, Schlossplatz 5
    Further details

    Women's Prize for Fiction 2019 shortlist discussion
    June 5, 2019 | 2 pm | Book Studies Library

    Republican vs. Democrat Discussion
    Guest speakers: Ralph C. Freund & Matt LeMieux
    June 4, 2019 | 6 pm | JO 1, Johannisstr. 4

    General meeting:
    Student Journal SATURA
    May 28, 2019 | 4-6 pm | Die Brücke, Room 106
    Further details

    Guest lecture:
    The Modern Dystopia – a Response to Post-Factualism and other 21st Century Challenges?
    Guest lecturer: Karmen Heup
    May 23, 2019 | 8 pm | ES 131
    Further details

    Guest lecture:
    About the INTER and the INTRA in L2 development: Investigating the age factor from two different perspectives
    Guest lecturer: Prof. Dr. Simone Pfenninger, University of Salzburg
    May 21, 2019 | 2 - 4 pm | F5 Fürstenberghaus

    Guest lecture:
    /S/-Retraction in American English. The analysis of social factors in a change in apparent time
    Guest lecturer: Wiebke Ahlers, University of Osnabrück
    May 21, 2019 | 10 - 12 am | ES 202

    Guest lecture:
    English in Bangladesh: From colonization to globalization
    Guest lecturer: Dr. Laura García Castro, University of Vigo
    May 15, 2019 | 2-4 pm | JO 1, Johannisstr. 4

    Information Event:
    Master of Arts: National & Transnational Studies (MA NTS)
    April 17, 2019 | 6 pm | ES 226
    MA NTS Website

    Guest lecture:
    Thru' Words that Still, Frames that Freeze: A Backward Glance at the Cracked Earth and its Fragmented Worlds
    Guest lecturer: Prof. Sridhar Rajeswaran
    April 09, 2019 | 12:15| JO 1, Johannisstr. 4
    Further details

    Guest lecture:
    The Idea of South Asia and the Construct of South Asian Diasporic Literatures
    Guest lecturer: Prof. Nilufer E. Bharucha
    April 02, 2019 | 12:15| JO 1, Johannisstr. 4
    Further details

    Guest lecture:
    German Influences on the Palaces of London
    Guest lecturer: Prof. John R. Davis
    March 21, 2019 | 8 pm | ES 131
    Further details

    7th TEFL Day
    February 12, 2019 | English Department

    International conference:
    Pluricentricity vs. Pluriareality - Models, Varieties, Approaches
    February 8-10, 2019 | English Department
    Conference Website

    Guest lecture:
    Brexit - The Role and Responsibility of Civil Society & What is the scope for Brexit to shape and (re)define the next-generation of British-German relations?
    Guest lecturer: Amanda Jane Diel
    February 6, 2019 | 8 pm | ES 131
    Further details

    Lecture series:
    Hotspots in Literary/Cultural Studies, Book Studies, Linguistics, & TEFL
    Guest lecturer: Various
    Further details

    Guest lecture:
    Windrush: The second generation
    Guest lecturer: Bénédicte Ledent
    January 14, 2019| 12:15 | JO 1, Johannisstr.

    Guest lecture:
    The English Book on the Continent
    Lecturer: Dr. Marie-Luise Spieckermann
    January 7, 2019 | 2 pm | ES 131

    Guest lecture:
    English in multilingual Singapore: properties and use of an emerging L1 variety
    Guest lecturer: Dr. Sarah Buschfeld, University of Regensburg
    December 13, 2018 | 08:45-09:45 am | ES 226

    Book discussion:
    Costa Book Awards Shortlist Discussion
    December 11, 2018 | 4 pm | AE 11, Aegidiistr. 5

    Theatre performance:
    Sketch Show “A dirty f**k on the table”
    performed by the English Drama Group (EDG)
    December, 1,6,7,8, 2018 | 08 pm | Studiobühne, Domplatz 23
    Website of the EDG

    Guest lecture:
    Orthographic effects in L2 sound production - The case of Polish L2 German learners
    Guest lecturer: Dr. Katharina Nimz, University of Osnabrück
    November 20, 2018 | 10pm | ES 3

    Guest talk:
    BREXIT - 'An Epic Act of Self-Harm' or an Act of National Salvation?
    Guest speaker: Andrew Hitchen (LLM, Cert. TESOL, PGCE)
    October 30, 2018 | 06 pm | Audimax

    Film feature:
    Book Studies Film Night: The Great Book Robbery
    October 25, 2018 | 04 pm | AE 11, Aegidiistr. 5

    EuroSLA 28
    September 05-08, 2018

    Study India Day:
    Silk Roads and Sea Routes: Great Indian Diasporic Journeys
    Guest lecturers: Various including Prof. Nilufer E. Bharucha and Prof. Sridhar Rajeswaran
    July 25, 2018 | 02 - 05 pm |
    Festsaal im Schloss, Schlossplatz 5
    Further details

    Film feature:
    Book Studies Film Night - Two Types: The faces of Britain
    July 17, 2018 | 04 pm | AE 11, Aegidiistr. 5

    Guest lecture:
    From sandcastles to smartphones: How the modern electronic world was built from sand
    Guest lecturer: Donna Carroll
    July 11, 2018 | 07 pm | ES 131
    Further details

    Conference, workshop and alumni meeting:
    10 YEARS ON: National & Transnational Studies in Münster and Beyond
    Guest lecturer: Johny Pitts
    July 07, 2018 | 10 am - 7:30 pm | JO 1 & JO 101, Johannisstr. 4
    Further details

    Research Day of the faculty of philology (09)
    June 28, 2018 | 09 am - 05:30 pm | Hofgebäude RS 2, Rosenstraße 9
    Further details (German)

    Guest lecture and reading:
    Reyna Grande
    Guest lecturer: Reyna Grande
    June, 26 2018 | 06 pm | ES 131
    Further details

    Lecture performance:
    The Americans
    Band: The Americans
    June 21, 2018 | 07 pm | LWL Museum, Domplatz 10
    Further details

    Anniversary conference: Graduate School Practices of Literature
    June 19, 2018 | 10 am - 08 pm | Aula, Vom-Stein-Haus, Schlossplatz 34
    Further details

    Guest lecture:
    Emotion Metaphors and New Englishes: Insights from a Corpus-Based Study of ANGER, FEAR and HAPPINESS
    Guest lecturer: Barbara Ann Güldenring, Phllipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
    June, 19 2018 | 10:15 am | ES 333

  • Past

    Reading and discussion:
    A defiant mind: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s life-writing
    Guest: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
    June 14, 2018 | 06 pm | Freiherr-von-Vincke-Haus, Domplatz 23
    Further details

    Guest lecture:
    The Palace of Westminster: A History of British Parliament
    Guest lecturer: John Batty (Lt Col)
    June, 6 2018 | 08 pm | ES 131
    Further details
    Programme of the DBG 2018

    Film feature:
    Book Studies Film Night - Illuminations: Treasures of the Middle Ages
    June, 5 2018 | 04 pm | AE 11, Aegidiistr. 5
    Further details

    Public lecture:
    Caribbean queen? Rihanna's and Nicki Minaj's multivocal pop personas
    Lecturers: Dr. Michael Westphal and Lisa Jansen
    May, 16 2018 | 08:30 pm | Aposto, Alter Steinweg 21

    Guest lecture:
    The Construction of English Education in India
    Guest lecturer: Prof. Dr. Sailaja Pingali, University of Hyderabad, India
    May, 15 2018 | 10:15 - 11:45 am | ES 131
    Further details

    Guest lecture:
    Regional Varieties of English in English Language Teaching in Germany
    Guest lecturer: Lisa Scheiwe, University of Paderborn
    April, 30 2018 | 04 - 06 pm | ES 202
    Further details

    Theatre performance:
    Allistair McDowall's POMONA
    performed by the English Drama Group (EDG)
    April, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 2018 | 08-10 pm | Studiobühne, Domplatz 23
    Website of the EDG

    Guest lecture:
    The Case of Mrs Schroder’s Luther: German Books and Crime in Regency London
    Guest lecturer: Graham Jefcoate
    April 18, 2018 | 08 pm | ES 131
    Further details

    Theatre performance:
    A Little Light Entertainment
    performed by the English Drama Group

    6th TEFL Day - Kompetenzorientierter Fremdsprachenunterricht
    Keynote: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hallet, University of Gießen, Germany
    February 15, 2018 | 02 - 06 pm | Juridicum and English Department

    Guest lecture:
    Contradiction or asset? The Book-of-the-Month Club (BOMC) today: merging hardcover books and digital book culture
    Guest lecturer: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Corinna Norrick-Rühl, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
    January 30, 2018 | 02 pm | AE 11,  Aegidiistr. 5

    Guest lecture:
    Poor poor art: Thinking against value
    Guest lecturer: Sam Ladkin, University of Sheffield, UK

    Preview Film Screening:
    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    January 18, 2018 | 06 pm | Cinema, Warendorfer Str. 1

    Guest lecture:
    Singapore English through the prism of electronic communication

    Guest lecturer: Dr. Jakob Leimgruber, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg
    January 16, 2018 | 10 am | ES 24

    Student conference:
    Pop hero and action princess: Negotiating gender in popular culture
    January 12 -  13, 2018 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    When 'simple' simply won't do: The complexity of phonological transfer into an L3

    Guest lecturer: Christina Domene Moreno, University of Würzburg, Germany
    December 15, 2017 | 10:15 am | ES 129

    Guest lecture and reading:
    Reinventing Poetic Form: A Poetry Reading and Lecture
    Guest lecturer: Dana Gioia
    December 13, 2017 | 06 pm | AudiMax, English Department

    Guest lecture:
    Überlegungen zum Konzept der Welt-Literatur im Zeitalter der Globalisierung
    Guest lecturer: Shaswati Mazumbar, University of Dehli, India
    November 30, 2017 | 06 - 08 pm | Schlossplatz 2, Senatssaal
    Further information

    Guest lecture:
    Priming & cross-linguistic interactions in bilingual language use
    Guest lecturer: Gerrit Jan Kostra, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
    November 28, 2017 | 02 - 04 pm | Audimax

    Guest lecture:
    The bilingual mental lexicon in L2 sentence processing
    Guest lecturer: Holger Hopp, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
    November 21, 2017 | 02 - 04 pm | Audimax

    Citizenship and Literature: Past Concerns, Present Issues, Future Trajectories
    February 20-21, 2017

    Professor, Playwright, Poet Laureate: George Elliot Clarke Reads at the English Department
    December 14, 2016
    10 a.m. (c.t.) in ES 131

    Trump, Clinton, and the Crisis of Democracy in the United States
    Guest Lecturer: Christian Lammert, Professor of North American Politics and Policy at the John F. Kennedy Institute (Freie Universität Berlin)
    October 25, 2016 | 6:00 pm | ES 131
    Everyone is welcome to attend!

    Symposium on The Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing
    From September 28-30th, the Chair of English, Postcolonial & Media Studies and Open University will be co-hosting a unique collaborative Symposium. Compiling the very first Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing, editors Professor Susheila Nasta (Open Univesity) and Professor Mark Stein (Münster) have invited their contributors to a three-day research and cooperation workspace through which the writing process shall be enhanced and productively facilitated.
    The Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing will be the first coherent written historical account of its kind bridging nearly 300 years of Black and Asian British literary production. Chronologically moving forward, the History’s three sections, “Early formations: 18th to early 20th century”, “Uneven histories: Changing landscapes in the twentieth century”, and “Writing contemporary Britain: Post-ethnic and transnational imaginaries” will guide contributors and readers through the different phases of these writings. Being published in 2018, the book will not only inscribe past and present Black and Asian British literatures into historiography but function as a vantage point for future scholarly endeavors.

    Public event: An Evening to Celebrate Black and Asian British Writing
    On September 29th, the University of Münster’s English Department  and Wasafiri, the well-known magazine of international contemporary writing, will be co-hosting a literary reading event to celebrate Black and Asian British writing. The reading will feature authors Mike Phillips, Moniza Alvi, Kerry Young and Gabriel Gbadamosi. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Visitors are warmly welcomed.
    Venue: Lecture Theatre JO1, Johannisstr. 1, Münster
    Thursday, 29 September 2016 from 6.45pm

    Guest lecture:
    Chances and Challenges of Campaign Communication in the Age of Social Media
    Guest lecturer: Laura Vorberg from the University of Erlangen
    May 24, 2016 |  6:00 pm (ct) | ES 131
    Guest Lecture:
    First as Tragedy then as Farce: Donald Trump and the US Presidential Election
    Guest lecturer: Andrew Rowcroft from Lincoln University, UK
    June 14, 2016 | 6:00 pm (ct) | ES 131

    Film Screening and Discussion:
    An American House
    July 5, 2016 | 6:00 pm (ct) | ES 131

    Siebte Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung e.V.
    September 22-24, 2016

    Performance + Photobook Presentation:
    Shock and Awe - Ethan Rafal  (Artist | San Francisco)
    June 6, 2016 | 6 pm
    Englisches Seminar | WWU Münster | ES 131
    Further information on the webpages of the American Studies
    Ethan Rafal Website

    Guest lecture:
    Guest lecturer: Prof. Claire Kramsch (Berkeley, University of California, Graduate School of Education
    3 May 2016 | 18:00 c.t.

    Englisches Seminar | Audimax | Johannisstraße 12-20 | 48143 Münster
    The large-scale mobility of people, goods and capital called “globalization” and the widespread use of global information technologies have given many language educators the impression that national cultures are on the wane and that in a global neoliberal economy “culture” has lost its explanatory power. In fact, quite the contrary is happening. Culture has become embedded in speakers’ and writers’ choice of words, their discourse style and their manipulation of codes, modes, stances and identities. Culture has become another word for historicity and subjectivity. This paper will trace the development, in the last 25 years, of the teaching of language across cultures and the emergence of the notion of symbolic competence to account for today’s complex relation of language and culture in foreign language education.

    Literature at Lunchtime - A reading by Tendai Huchu
    chaired by Deborah Nyangulu
    Wednesday, 20 April | 12-2 pm (ES 131)
    Tendai Huchu is a Zimbabwean author who lives in Edinburgh. His first novel, The Hairdresser of Harare, was released in 2010 to critical acclaim, and has been translated into German, French, Italian and Spanish. His short fiction in multiple genres and nonfiction have appeared in The Manchester Review, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Gutter, Interzone, AfroSF, Wasafiri, Warscapes, The Africa Report and elsewhere. In 2013, he received a Hawthornden Fellowship, a Sacatar Fellowship, and was shortlisted for the 2014 Caine Prize.
    Tendai Huchu will be reading from his new novel, The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician. It pictures the struggle of three main characters with thoughts of belonging, loss, identity and love, as they attempt to find a place for themselves in Britain.
    The reading will be chaired by Deborah Nyangulu, who is a graduate of the MA NTS programme and a PhD student and lecturer at the Chair of English, Postcolonial, and Media Studies, WWU Münster <ptts.wwu.de>.
    Englisches Seminar | Room ES 131 | Johannisstraße 12-20 | 48143 Münster

    International Conference:
    Challenging Reading: English-Language Education with Children and Teenagers

    11 - 12 March 2016 | University of Münster, Germany
    Further information

    TEFL Day 2016 - Fachdidaktiktag Englisch

    TEFL Day is an annual one-day event organised by the Chair of TEFL and supported by the Zentrum für Lehrerbildung (ZfL Münster). It takes place at the English Seminar of Münster University. Each TEFL Day moves into focus a current didactic concern, thus interweaving didactic theory with reflective practice of teaching English as a foreign language.
    The fourth TEFL Day will take place on Thursday, 10 March 2016.
    TEFL Day flyer and  TEFL Day: Workshop Overview

    Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe
    Fifth Biennial Conference 2015
    The conference is organized by the Chair of English, Postcolonial and Media Studies, WWU Münster 
    September 16-19, 2015
    English Department, Münster

    Fishbowl discussion:
    African European Studies: Aims, scope, and disciplinarily

    With: Natasha A. Kelly I Elisa Joy White I Matti Traußneck
    September 19, 2015 |  14:00 - 15:30 |
    JO 1, Johannisstraße 4, 48143 Münster
    Exzellenzcluster „Religion und Politik“

    Roundtable discussion:
    Why is my professor not black?

    With: Susheila Nasta I Karim Fereidooni I Shanell Johnson I Natasha A. Kelly I Emily Ngubia Kuria I Linda Supik I Vanessa Thompson
    September 17, 2015 | 16:00 - 18:00 |
    JO 1, Johannisstraße 4, 48143 Münster
    Exzellenzcluster „Religion und Politik“

    Annual GAPS Conference (Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien, formerly GNEL)  "Ideology in Postcolonial Texts and Contexts"

    May 14-16, 2015 | English Department
    Find detailed information on our website:

    Lecture and talk:
    The Driftless Area – Das Stille Land - with Tom Drury
    April 16, 2015
    LWL Museum für Kunst & Kultur Domplatz 10, 48143 Münster
    Flyer and registration

    11. Arbeitstagung für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs in der Fremdsprachenforschung

    February 24-25, 2015 | University of Münster
    Für weitere Informationen siehe Webseite

    Guest lecture:
    Constructionist Approaches to Language
    Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoffmann (University of Osnabrueck)
    November 19, 2014 | Kavaliershäuschen WWU (Graduate Center) | Schlossplatz 6

    Guest lecture:
    The Hidden Route 66
    David King Dunaway (University of New Mexico)
    November 11, 2014 | ES 131 | English Department
    Further information

    Farewell lecture:
    Freedom´s Re-Naming: From American Slavery to Hessian Subjecthood
    Prof. Dr. Maria Diedrich
    July 3, 2013 | ES 131 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    Democracy, Conscience, and the Political Theory of American Transcendentalism
    Daniel S. Malachuk (Western Illinois University) -
    July 1, 2014 | ES 3 | English Department
    Further information

    Pictures, Words and the Gaps Between: Picture Books in Language Education
    Dr. Sandie Mourao
    June 18, 2014 | Audimax | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    Judging a book by its cover: Black British literature in the marketplace
    Prof. Dr. Susanne Reichl (Universität Wien)
    June 18, 2014 | JO 101 | Johannisstraße 4
    Further information

    Juri Andruchowytsch
    17 June 2014| JO 1 | Johannisstraße 1-4
    See website Europa-Kolleg for further information

    14. Afrika Festival Münster - "Business as usual? Unternehmergeist und Ideen aus Afrika"

    June 17, 2014 | Stadtbücherei am Alten Steinweg 11, 48143 Münster
    Further information on readings

    Study India Day

    June 3, 2014 | Festsaal, Schlossplatz 5, Münster

    Norms and Standards in Indian English and other South Asian Englishes
    June 2, 2014 | English Department

    Transcultural Autobiography
    The workshop is organized by the Chair of American Studies, WWU Münster
    April 9, 2014, 4 p.m. | April 10, 2014 3 p.m.
    For further information, please see the flyer

    TEFL Day - Fachdidaktiktag Englisch

    February 19, 2014 | English Department
    Download the TEFL Day flyer or visit the TEFL Homepage

    Teachning Kurt Vonnegut - Workshop by students and professors from Ball State University (Indiana, USA)
    The workshop is organized by the Chair of American Studies, WWU Münster
    February 11, 2014 | 2:30 p.m.  - 5 p.m. 
    Further information on the flyer

    Arbeiten und Bewerben in englischer Sprache
    Veranstaltung des Career Service
    November 19, 2013 | 10:15 am – 04:45 pm 
    November 20, 2013 | 10:15 am – 04:45 pm
    Weitere Informationen auf der Website des Career Service

    English in contemporary Scotland
    organised by Prof. Dr. Gut
    November 18-20, 2013

    Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging
    September 22-24, 2013

    Summer school:
    Just Politics? Postcolonial Ecocriticism between Imagination and Occupation
    ASNEL/GNEL summer school hosted by the University of Potsdam
    September 2-6, 2013

    Run Biju Run - Acceleration and Deceleration in Anglophone Indian Novels
    Miriam Nandi (University of Freiburg)
    June 28, 2013| Room 101 | Johannisstraße 1

    Literatures and cultures of the Caribbean diaspora
    Grace Nichols and John Agard
    17 June 2013 | JO1| Johannisstraße 4

    TEFL Lounge

    May 15, 2013 Teaching Australia: Insights and Perspectives
    June 12, 2013 Teaching Material: Diesterweg
    6-8 pm |Room ES 13 | English Departmen

    Guest lecture:
    Mexikanische Einwanderung und amerikanische Populärkultur
    Manfred Strack (Hamburg)
    December 11, 2012

    Universal or diverse paths to English phonology
    organised by Prof. Dr. Gut, funded by the Volkswagen-Stiftung
    September 19-21, 2012

    Guest lecture: 
    Learning how to look with postcolonial picturebooks
    PD Dr. Susanne Reichl (Wien)
    July, 3 2012 | ES 131

    Guest lecture:
    Novelistic narration across modes and media: The multimodal novel
    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hallet (Gießen)
    June 26, 2012 | ES 131

    Guest lecture:
    The19th-century Irish English and modern Singapore English: Grammars in contact. A case study of the PRESENT PERFECT
    Dr. Julia Davydova (Hamburg)
    June 12, 2012 | ES 131

    Guest lecture:
    Transcultural encounters: Coming to terms with Aboriginal modernity in Australian literature and film
    Prof. Dr. Frank Schulze-Engler (Frankfurt a. M.)
    June 5, 2012 | ES 131

    Guest lecture:
    What Makes me Talk that Way? Speaker Choice and the Evidence from Folk Linguistics
    Prof. Dennis R. Preston
    May 22, 2012 | Festsaal, Schloss

    Guest lecture:
    Reconsidering the issue of transcultural vs. ethnocentric uses of literature: The case of Arundhati Roy’s award-winning bestseller The God of Small Things
    Prof. Dr. Laurenz Volkmann (Jena)
    15 May 2012 | ES 131

    Guest lecture:
    Whales, waste and wilderness: Postcolonial environmentalism
    Prof. Dr. Kylie Crane (Mainz)
    May 8, 2012 | ES 131

    Guest lecture:
    'What, then, is the American, this new man?' (Crèvecœur): National Identity in a Country of Immigrants
    Prof. em. Dr. Dr. Peter Freese (Paderborn)
    April 17, 2012 | 6 - 8 pm | ES 131

    Guest lecture:
    A Literary Matinée.

    Professor Isidore Diala, English Department and Gregor Addison, Glasgow, Scotland
    April 5, 2012 | 1 - 3 pm | Gallery of the University Library (ULB) | Krummer Timpen 3

    TEFL Day - Fachdidaktiktag  Englisch

    February 8, 2012 | English Department
    Download the TEFL Day flyer or visit the TEFL Homepage

    First lecture:
    t/d deletion in Singapore English
    Professor Dr. Ulrike Gut, English Department
    November 30, 2011 | 6.15 pm | ES 131

    William Butler Yeats

    September 16 -  October 29, 2011 | University library (ULB)

    Guest lecture:
    Writing in English: what does the advanced learner need to know?
    Professor Dr. Dirk Siepmann, Universität Osnabrück
    July 7, 2011 | 2-4 pm | AudiMax

    Guest lecture:
    Graphic Novels im Fremdsprachenunterricht? Explorieren - Exemplifizieren - Experimentieren
    Professor Dr. Daniela Elsner, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a. M.
    June 30, 2011 | 2-4 pm | AudiMax

    Guest lecture:
    "The Case of Coordinated Pronouns"
    Professor Dr John Payne, University of Manchester
    June 9, 2011 | 12 - 2 pm | SAC

    DAAD German-Indian Symposium on Knowledge Transfer
    and Cultural Exchange

    May 16-17, 2011 | English Department
    Download: Information and programme

    Guest lecture:
    Wildes Licht. Gedichte aus Aotearoa/Neuseeland
    Dieter Riemenschneider
    February 3, 2011 | 7.30 pm | ROSTA Buchladen, Aegidiistr. 12, Münster

    Transcending Diaspora: Whiteness, Performativity and the Politics of the Body
    Inaugural Workshop of the DFG Young Scholars Network “Black Diaspora and Germany”
    December 3-4, 2010 | English Department
    Download: Information and programme

    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Dr. John Flood
    "Who would be a Poet Laureate?"
    October 8, 2010 | 8 pm | H19 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    Hindi cinema: Bollywood and beyond
    Prof. Dr. Rachel Dwyer, SOAS, Univ. of London
    July 13, 2010 | 4-6 pm | AudiMax

    Guest Lecture:
    Border Crossing and (Un)Critical Cosmopolitanism between the US and the Arab World
    Prof. Sofian Merabet, The University of Texas at Austin
    June 23, 2010 | 12-02 pm | H19
    Contact: Dr. Markus Schmitz  markus.schmitz@wwu.de 

    Guest lecture:
    Whale Rider in the context of New Zealand cinema
    Dr. Briar Wood, London Metropolitan University
    June 22, 2010 | 4-6 pm | AudiMax

    Guest lecture:
    Migrant and diasporic cinema in Europe: The case of Postcolonial Britain
    Dr. Claudia Sternberg, Univ. of Leeds
    June 15, 2010 | 4-6 pm | AudiMax

    Guest lecture:
    Re-situating South African cinema in Africa
    Dr. Dirk Naguschewski, Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin
    June 8, 2010 | 4-6 pm | AudiMax

    Guest lecture:
    Indigenous film in Canada and the USA: A survey
    Dr. Kerstin Knopf, Univ. of Greifswald
    June 1, 2010 | 4-6 pm | AudiMax

    Anything goes? Literaturwissenschaft im 21. Jahrhundert
    Erste Graduiertentagung der Graduate School "Practices of Literature"
    May 21-22, 2010 | Senatssaal, Schloss der WWU Münster
    Contact and registration: gradpol@uni-muenster.de

    Guest lecture:
    Palestinian cinema: The visible and the invisible
    Prof. Patrick Williams, Nottingham Trent University
    May 18, 2010 | 16-18h | AudiMax | English Department

    Buchgeschenke und kulturelle Netzwerke vom 14. bis zum 16. Jahrhundert
    February 8-10, 2010 | English Department

    Colloque in Memoriam Paul-Gabriel Boucé 
    February 4-5, 2010 | English Department

    Postcolonial Translocations

    20th annual GNEL/ASNEL conference
    May 21-24, 2009 | English Department
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    Guest lecture:
    Black British writing for children and young adults
    PD Dr. Susanne Reichl, Univ. Wien/Münster
    January 28, 2009 | 16-18h | Audimax | English Department

     Guest lecture:
    The British Asian Renaissance
    Dr. James Procter, University of Newcastle
    January 07, 2009 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    Interrogating 'Black British' in the 1980s and 1990s
    Dr. John McLeod, University of Leeds
    December 17, 2008 | English Department

    Series of events:
    Alles  schwarz~weiß oder was?
    readings - exhibition - theatre - films - concerts
    May - October 2008
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    The Edward Said Symposium: Locations - Readings - Legacies
    September 25-27, 2008 | Lake Griebnitzsee (Berlin)

    Guest lecture:
    Globalisation, Hip Hop and Post - 9/11 Anxiety: Australia and Beyond
    Dr. Lars Eckstein, University of Tübingen
    17 July 2008 | English Department, WWU Münster

    On Whose Terms? Critical Negotiations in Black British Literature and the Arts
    March 13-14, 2008 | Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
    Organised by
    Dr. Deirdre Osborne, (Department of Drama, Goldsmiths, University of London)
    Prof. Mark Stein (Department of English Studies, University of Muenster, Germany)
    Dr. Godfrey Brandt (Faculty of Continuing Education, Birkbeck, University of London)
    For more information click here

    Guest lecture:
    Is It True What They Say About Shakespeare

    Professor Stanley Wells, CBE (The Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon)
    November 30, 2007 |  English Department

    Guest lecture:
    Romeo and Juliet and Sex
    Professor Stanley Wells, CBE (The Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon)
    November 29, 2007 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    'I am the rape' - Dambudzo Marechera, the Infamous Rebel and Post-Moderniser of Zimbabwean Literature
    Prof. Dr. Flora Veit-Wild, HU Berlin
    June 19, 2007 | English Department

    Poetry performance & guest lecture / presentation:
    The Rap Canterbury Tales - Hip-hop Versions of Chaucer's 14th Century Classic
    Baba Brinkman (Canadian Hip Hop artist, actor, and medieval scholar)
    Performance : May 21, 2007 | Lecture/ presentation: May 22, 2007 | English Department

    Hybrid Cultures, Nervous States - Insecurity and Anxiety in Britain and Germany in a (Post)Colonial World
    May 5-7, 2007 | English Department

    Guest lecuture:
    Crossing the Black Waters - Writers of the South Asian Diaspora: Some Snapshots from the Past
    Dr. Susheila Nasta, Open University, London
    January 31, 2007 | English Department

    Fundamenatlism and Literature - global/local
    November 19-21, 2006

    Guest lecture:
    The True and the Interesting in the 19th-Century Fiction
    Prof. Marshall Brown, University of Washington
    June 21, 2006 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    Classroom Discourse Analysis - a complement to learner language analysis
    Prof. Dr. Rita Kupetz, Hannover
    June 14, 2006 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    Der englische Landschaftsgarten des 18. Jahrhunderts und die Rolle der Literatur
    Prof. em. Dr. Heinz-Joachim Müllenbrock, Universität Göttingen
    June 2, 2006 | English Department

    5. Münsteraner Symposium zu Jonathan Swift
    May 22-24, 2006 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    Books, Bonfires and Believers: Techniques of Censorship in Loallrd England
    Prof. Dr. Anne Hudson, Oxford
    April 19, 2006 | English Department

    Crossovers: African Americans and Germany
    March 22-26, 2006 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    Language policy and democracy in post-Apartheid South Africa
    Prof. Dr. Rajend Mesthrie
    January 26, 2006 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    The problem of misunderstandings in different cultures
    Prof. John Wetwood, Staffordshire University
    December 6, 2005 | English Department

    Jonathan Swift in Europe
    November 30, 2005 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    Poetry and Politics: Going Beyond Niceties and the Problems of Post-Colonial Honesty
    Prof. Kirpal Singh, Singapur Management University
    November 16, 2005 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    An Evening with Singaporean Writer Kirpal Singh
    Prof. Kirpal Singh, Singapur Management University
    November 15, 2005 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    Memory and Identity in the Art of Marc Brandenburg
    Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinrichs, Seton Hall University, (USA)
    July 14, 2005 | English Department

     Guest lecture:
    Technology and Science in American Literatire and Culture, 1870 - 1920
    Prof. Dr. Klaus Benesch, Universität Bayreuth
    July 12, 2005 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    From Page To Stage: Zur theaterpraktischen Umsetzung von Shakespeares Dramentexten auf der Bühne des Globe Theatre
    Dr. Vanessa Schormann, Leiterin des Globe Zentrums Deutschland
    June 30, 2005 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    Biclausal Constructions and Emergent Grammar
    Prof. Dr. Paul Hopper, Pittsburgh (USA)
    May 12, 2005 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    Viewpoint Analysis and the Opening of Marabou Stork Nightmares by Irvine Welsh
    Prof. Dr. Mick Short, Lancaster University (GB)
    May 3, 2005 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    'Rising Glory': Poetry in the Early United States of America
    Dr. Markus Heide, Humboldt Universität Berlin
    January 20, 2005 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    The problem of misunderstandings in different cultures
    Prof. John Wetwood, Staffordshire University
    January 18, 2005 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    Prof. Jürgen Heinrichs, Seton Hall University, New Jersey
    "Aesthetics and Social History in Late Colonial Plantation Architecture and Painting of the Early Republic, 1730-1800"
    9 December 2004 | English Department, WWU Münster

    Guest lecture:
    Brauchen wir neue Wörter? Probleme und Aufgaben der Computerlinguistik bei der Lexikonerweiterung
    Dr. Lothar Lemnitzer, Tübingen
    November 12, 2004 | English Department

     Guest lecture:
    Reading Aldous Huxley's Short Stories: the Sound Behind the Orthograph
    Prof. Jean-Loius Cupers, Facultés Universitaires Saint-Loius
    November 4, 2004 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    Huxley's Passacaglia: On the Margin of Aldous Huxley's Musico-Literary Venture
    Prof. Jean-Loius Cupers, Facultés Universitaires Saint-Loius
    November 4, 2004 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    New Speech Acts for Old, or How to Make a Drama out of a Speech Act: The Speech Act of Apology in the film 'A Fish Called Wanda'
    Prof. Dr. Mick Short, Lancaster University (GB)
    July 15, 2004 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    Broadcasting Huxley: A Case Study in Scholarly Communication
    Prof. David Dunaway, University of New Mexico
    October 19, 2004 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    Migrant Writing
    George Szirtes, Norwich School of Art and Design
    July 14, 2004 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    The Indian Nations Encountered by the Lewis and Clark Expedition
    Prof. Dr. Birgit Hans, Indian Studies Dept., University of North Dakota
    May 24, 2004 | English Department

    Guest lecture:
    Hawthorne, Thoreau, and the Economics of Canonization
    Prof. Gary Scharnhorst, University of New Mexico
    May 13, 2004 | English Department

    Literatur, Kultur, Umwelt 'Ecocriticism' - eine Standortbestimmung
    March 10-12, 2004 | English Department