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25 April Josip Novakovich

Man Booker International Prize Nominee Professor Josip Novakovich, Concordia University, Montreal, gives a lecture, "Writing the Balkan Wars".
Time and venue: 15:00-17:00, room 16-0042, English Park Campus.


28 April: Russ Castranovo

Professor Russ Castranovo, University of Wisconsin, gives a public lecture on "The Poetry of the Post-Revolution: Literary Form and Politics after 1776".
Time and venue: 13.15, Room 1-1044, English Park Campus.


19 May: James Phelan

Professor James Phelan, Ohio State University, gives a public lecture on "Cognitive Theory, Rhetorical Theory, and Morrison’s ‘Recitatif’:From Parallel Play to Productive Collaboration".
Time and venue: 13.15, Room 6-0022, English Park Campus.


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Welcome to the Department of English

At the Department of English, we are dedicated to teaching and researching the English language and its literatures. Offering a stimulating learning environment, we teach courses in literature and language, and in American Studies. Our center for Celtic studies is the only one of its kind in Scandinavia.

The English Park Campus 

For Distance Students

Here you will find information about our distance courses. For students enrolled on a distance course there is information about how to get started




Study abroad via our Erasmus partnerships

Find out more about studying abroad at one of our partner universities.




Writing in English

The Department of English is proud to present the new website Writing in English, a resource developed to help our students improve their writing.



Conrad First is an open-access archive of the 200+ serials which first published the work of Joseph Conrad. Created by Stephen Donovan, it is sponsored by the Department of English, Uppsala University.


New book - Robert Appelbaum

Working the Aisles: A Life in Consumption. All the world is not a stage, anymore - the world is a supermarket. This book relates one man's struggle to go 'working the aisles'. Read more about the book at the publisher's website.

New Book - Ailbhe Ò Corráin and Gordon Ò Riain (eds)

Celebrating Sixty Years of Celtic Studies at Uppsala University: Proceedings of the Eleventh Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica. Uppsala University.

New Doctoral Thesis in English Linguistics

Ying Wang: Delexical Verb + Noun Collocations in Swedish and Chinese Learner English. Public defense: 6 December 2013 in room 7-0043, English Park Campus.


New Doctoral Thesis in English Literature

Heli Dahlin: Peter Ackroyd and the Borders of Englishness. Public defense: 19 Oct. 2013 in Geijersalen, Engelska parken, Humanistiskt centrum.

New Doctoral Thesis in English Linguistics

Ewa Jonsson: Conversational Writing: A Multidimensional Study of Synchronous and Supersynchronous Computer-Mediated Communication. Public defense: 5 Oct. 2013 in Ihresalen, Engelska parken, Humanistiskt centrum.

STINT-supported project

“Fictions of Threat: Speculation, Security, and Surviving the Now”
Read more about the project

Niamh Ní Shiadhail awarded the Johann-Kaspar-Zeuss Prize

Niamh Ní Shiadhail has been awarded the Johann-Kaspar-Zeuss Prize for the best PhD thesis in Celtic studies of 2013. The prize is awarded by the Societas Celtologica Europaea. The thesis for which this prize is awarded is entitled: Conspóidí creidimh, 1818-c.1848: roinnt fianaise ó fhilíocht na Gaeilge / Religious controversies, 1818-c.1848: some evidence from Irish-language poetry.

Christer Larsson har tilldelats medel för pedagogisk förkovran,

för att han på ett särskilt förtjänstfullt sätt har bidragit till utveckling av undervisningen inom interdisciplinärt inriktade kurser i engelska.

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