The Keuzegids Universiteiten (access to subscribers only) for 2019 has once again ranked the Groningen BA in English the top English course in the Netherlands (it scored 78; the next programme in the ranking was 64).
Earlier in the year, Elzevier also ranked the programme first.
The last National Student Survey finding published also ranked the department first: www.studiekeuze123.nl/opleidingen/9922-english-language-and-culture-rijksuniversiteit-groningen-wo-bachelor
Norton Textbooks 2018-19: Textbooks published by W.W. Norton and Co. for first courses (e.g. The Norton Anthology of English Literature) from the site www.wwnorton.co.uk are sold to RUG students at a 20% discount if you enter the code WN603 at the checkout.
Please note that although this has been facilitated by me as it may be useful to students, I have nothing to do with Norton’s retail department and cannot answer questions about their site or sales processes. I do not claim that this is the cheapest or quickest way to purchase these books.
14 June 2018, 9:00-17:15.
Registration at Academy Building A3. Cost: Eur. 2.50 including lunch.
Speakers include the following students from the English department:
- Christa Lankhaar, “Mrs. Jerrold Darrington, A Person:’ The Necessity of Marriage in H.D.’s Asphodel”
- Max Reuvers, “Physiological and Sociolinguistic Change in Transmasculine Speech”
- Maximillian Pogrzeba, “The Socio-Economic Influences on Masculinity Performances in John Osborne’s Look Back in
Anger (1957) and Alan Sillitoe’s Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958)”
Other speakers are from International Relations, Journalism, and Law.
Gender Studies Student Symposium Programme
‘Hooked: Art and Attachment’ by Professor Rita Felski (Department of English, University of Virginia). Friday 8 June, 11:30-13:00, Heymanszaal, Academy Building. Professor Felski is an expert in literary theory.
‘The Matter of Touching: Interpreting Signs of Wear in Late Medieval Manuscripts’ by Professor Kathryn Rudy (University of St. Andrews). Monday 18th June, 16:00-18:00, A2 Academy Building.
Prof. Sobecki has recently been appointed co-editor of Studies in the Age of Chaucer, the yearbook of the New Chaucer Society and one of the leading journals for medieval literature. Studies has been in print since 1979 and features articles by some of the most prominent medievalists working today.
In the recently published J. Roger Kurtz ed., Trauma and Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018, chapter 8, ‘Trauma in Non-Western Contexts’ was written by Dr Irene Visser. This can be accessed online through the university’s subscription to Cambridge Core.
NUTS Night of English Literature – The Tudors
6 February 2018, Bookshop van der Velde (Grote Markt)
Skelton Project – Short play by GUTS – Hans Jansen on Richard III – John Flood on deviants in Tudor times
Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is often regarded as the most controversial play The Bard has ever written. This is not peculiar: the tale of Italian merchant Antonio who signs a contract with the Jewish Shylock is riddled with antisemitic motives and questions the morality of the law. The Groningen University Theatre Society (GUTS) brings The Merchant of Venice to the Groningen stage in an authentic and completely English rendition.
16-18 February, Vrijdag Theatre. Click here for details.
Note that this play is on the syllabus of the year 2 course Shakespeare & Early Modern Literature.
Paid volunteers for study on effects of learning a new language.
Earn up to €150: Participants are paid €10/hour for their time, with a bonus of €20 if all 12 sessions are completed.
What are the consequences for the mind and the brain to learn a new language even for a relatively short time? We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers who want to learn Dutch for 10 days! This study will take place over the course of 12 sessions. Each session will last between 1 and 1.5 hours.
During Session 1 volunteers will complete simple tasks such as; counting items, remembering sequences, responding to patterns on a screen, and completing a short language history questionnaire. During Sessions 2-11 volunteers will come to the lab and study Dutch through computerized software. During Session 12 (final session) volunteers will repeat all the tasks that were administered on Session 1.
- Must be 18 years+
- Must be a native speaker of English
- Normal or corrected-to-normal vision
- Cannot be colorblind
- Must have no history of neurological trauma (e.g. concussion) or disorder (e.g. seizures), or language disorders
If you would like to participate in this study, please contact Sanna Tahir – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions or concerns about the nature of this research, please contact email@example.com