Dates and Deadlines
Registration for Courses
Summer Term 2019
1. Registration on HIS-LSF for seminars and practical courses for all higher study levels
10th January 2019 to 22nd January 2019
2. Registration on HIS-LSF for seminars and practical courses for all 1st semester Master of Education study levels
10th March 2019 to 24th March 2019
Registration within this period is obligatory. Participating in seminars and practical courses without registration is not possible. Please note: Please register for more than one option – where more than one group, seminar etc. is available – single registrations will be rejected. Please make sure to avoid course overlaps at all times choosing the courses.
Registration on HIS-LSF for lectures is not restricted to the registration period, here single registrations are possible.
The Course Overview is available by 17th December 2018!
3. Admission in HIS-LSF will be announced on 24th January 2019 for all students of higher study levels
26th March 2019 for all first semester Master of Education study levels
Please note: There will be no further registration period.
Head of the English Department December 2018
Updates and Announcements
the nts alumNET IS NOW ONLINE!14 January 2019
During the 10 year NTS celebrations in July 2018, WWU Rector Johannes Wessels officially launched the NTS AlumNet. As a digital forum, the AlumNet helps NTS alumnae and alumni to (re)connect and it facilitates exchange with current NTS students. The forum allows you to post and browse job as well as internship offers, and it lists relevant conference calls from various academic disciplines. Enabling you to exchange ideas, it brings vital debates into a virtual discursive space. The AlumNet is a further step in strengthening the wide-ranging network of MA NTS graduates which serves as a resource for your professional careers – both while studying in Münster and when you move beyond.
While the platform is managed by the NTS team, it is hosted externally in the vBulletin cloud. This means that vBulletin will store information about NTS AlumNet members on their servers.
You can access and register for the AlumNet here!
STAFF MEMBER WINS BOOK AWARD10 September 2018
We are pleased to announce that our staff member Dr. Silke Stroh has won the ESSE Book Award 2018 (presented by the European Society for the Study of English) in the category “Cultural and Area Studies” for her monograph Gaelic Scotland in the Colonial Imagination: Anglophone Writing from 1600 to 1900 (Evanston IL: Northwestern University Press 2017).
10 YEARS ON: National & Transnational Studies in Münster and Beyond07 July 2018
Eighty students, alumni, staff members, and guests came together at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster to celebrate the tenth anniversary of our interdisciplinary MA programme National and Transnational Studies (MA NTS).
Opening the anniversary celebrations, WWU Rector Prof. Dr. Johannes Wessels highlighted the importance of the MA NTS as one of the University’s most interdisciplinary and international study programmes. With its high number of foreign students, averaging at 75%, the MA NTS has been contributing significantly to the international profile and cultural diversity of the WWU ever since its accreditation in 2008.
Before launching the new NTS AlumNetwork, course director Prof. Dr. Mark U Stein pointed to the steadily growing numbers of national and international applications which indicates the unbroken appeal of a transdisciplinary programme that transcends the conceptual boundaries of traditional thought and combines literary and cultural studies as well as book studies and linguistics. He also cautioned that the Land NRW is considering the introduction of tuition fees for international students — at a time when Europe is seen to keep non-Europeans out.
The anniversary programme was supplemented by several guest speakers. In a thought-provoking keynote, renowned photographer, writer, and broadcast journalist Johny Pitts (London) connected key topics of the NTS to his own photographic work and personal experience. Two talks by NTS alumnae Isabel Raabe (Oxford) and Selver Bener (Amsterdam) provided first-hand insights into the successful career paths of NTS graduates who are now spread across the globe – as scholars and lecturers at international universities or working in the media, for agencies, companies, or foundations.
10 YEARS ON also included the workshop “Strategies for the Sustainable Internationalization of an Interdisciplinary Field”, organized and chaired by PD Dr. Markus Schmitz. In the workshop, alumnae/i, current students, and faculty discussed how the NTS programme’s well-established informal network of internal and external partners can be translated into continuing exchanges, institutionalized partnerships, and stable collaborations between NTS alumnae/i scattered across geographical and disciplinary locations.
The celebrations concluded with a reception that offered plenty of time for students, staff, alumni, and other guests to catch up and network over food and drink. The event was kindly supported by the English Seminar, the International Office of the WWU Münster and the International Centre "Die Brücke".
NEW COOPERATION BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA AND THE wwu13 June 2018
The English Department and the University of Abuja (Nigeria) will work more closely together in the future. The rector of the University of Münster, Prof. Dr. Johannes Wessels, and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Abuja, Prof. Dr. Michael Adikwu, have signed a "Memorandum of Understanding" initiated by our Head of Department, Prof. Dr. Klaus Stierstorfer. More information can be retrieved here (German).
New Exhibition in the Department Library!13 December 2017
In celebration of Jonathan Swift's 350th birthday, the Ehrenpreis Centre for Swift Studies has set up "An Exhibition of Gulliver's Travels in exotic languages" on the second floor of the Department Library. Feel free to have a look around!
Interdisciplinary certificate of north american studies17 November 2017
The Faculties of Philology, Educational Studies, Social Studies and History/Philosophy offer a new certificate for students of the WWU.
Further information is available here (German) and on the correspondent website (German).
OTHER INFORMATION (GeRMAN)