Project and Event Archive

Completed Projects

Postgraduate Program “Heilige Texte. Sakralisierung der Literatur und Literarisierung der Religion.”

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Birgit Weyel, Department of Protestant Theology

Duration: January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2013

Postgraduate Program “Dimensions of Ambiguity.”

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Matthias Bauer, English Department

For more information, visit the program’s web page.

Cooperation with the Schauspiel Stuttgart

3 x Hamlet im Schauspiel Stuttgart

In addition to the performances, further events took place:
January 12, 2009, 7.15 pm: Introductory Lecture Hamlet by Prof Bauer
January 26, 2009, 7.15 pm: Post-performance Discussion

Past Events

09 November 2018 – Linguistics Meets Literature: Speech Act Operators

Workshop hosted by projects A2 & C1 of the SFB 833.

12 October 2018 – Linguistics Meets Literature: Reflections on Methodology

Workshop at the SFB 833, organized by projects A1 and A2.

Invited Speakers:
Dr. Alexandra Spalek, University Oslo
Stefan Blohm, MPI Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt a.M.
Joseph DeVeaugh-Geiss and Mareike Philipp, University Potsdam

30 July – 01 August 2018 – 23rd Annual Dickens Symposium: Dickens and Language

This year, the Dickens Society’s annual symposium comes to Germany for the first time. In accordance with Tübingen’s tradition of linking literary studies with linguistics, the thematic focus of the conference is “Dickens and Language.” Nevertheless, the programme also encompasses contributions on other topics related to Dickens’s life and work.

04 May 2018 – Interdisciplinary Workshop “Understanding” at the RTG 1808

The RTG organises an interdisciplinary workshop for PhD students. Questions or projects around the topic “Understanding” will be presented in individually filled slots from 10 to 45 minutes. Results and questions can then be discussed in the peer group.

02-03 March 2018 – International Graduate and Early Career Workshop “Ambiguity in Antiquity”

This two-day workshop focused on exploring the role of ambiguity in ancient literature, that is to say in literary, philosophical, rhetorical or political works.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lucy Nicholas (King’s College London)

Organised by RTG 1808: Ambiguity – Production and Perception

15-17 February 2018 – Linguistic Evidence 2018: Experimental data drives linguistic theory

Hosted by the SFB 833 “The Construction of Meaning”.

Invited Speakers:
David I. Beaver (University of Texas at Austin)
Edward A. Gibson (MIT)
Valentine Hacquard (University of Maryland)
Barbara Hemforth (Université Paris Diderot)

15-16 February 2018 – Verstehensprozesse in Literatur, Sprache und digitalen Ressourcen

Conference for young researchers organized by the Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen.

“Erklärende Annotationen und Textverständnis im digitalen Medium”
Miriam Lahrsow und Leonie Kirchhoff
15 February, 3:30 pm

07 February 2018 – Graduation Ceremony (Faculty of Law)

“A Lawyer is an Honest Employment – Juristische Berufswege aus Sicht der englischen Literatur”
Testimonial Lecture by Prof. Dr. Matthias Bauer

16 February 2017 – Participation: DHd 2017: Digitale Nachhaltigkeit, Bern/CH

“TEASys (Tübingen Explanatory Annotations System): Die erklärende Annotation literarischer Texte in den Digital Humanities” (Poster, 4-6 p.m.)
Angelika Zirker, Matthias Bauer

8 February 2017 – Kolloquium Korpuslinguistik und Phonetik, HU Berlin

“Erklärende Annotation im Kontext der Digital Humanities” (4 p.m.)
Angelika Zirker

7 February 2017 – Cultural and Literary Animal Studies/CLAS-Kolloquium, University of Würzburg

“Tier(auto)biographien in England ab 1750” (8:30 a.m.)
Angelika Zirker

16 May 2013 — Visiting Lecture

Antonie v. Schönfeldt will give a talk on English musical culture in the 18th century. Time: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 8:30-10:00 lecture hall 036 in the Brechtbau.

16 May 2013 — New seminar

The “Annotating Literature” project starts its next seminar under the heading “Tweeting Jerusalem“. It begins on May, 16th; 6:15 pm; Room 120 at the Brechtbau. There still are free places; students of all semesters and degrees are welcome. Further information is here.

28 November 2012

The Shakespearean Sonnet Audio Christmas Calender is online!

It is here.  We wish you a merry (and yet contemplative) advent season 2012 and hope you will enjoy the sonnets. (Again we would like to thank Dr. Paul Edmondson of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust who gave us the inspiration for this wonderful project.)

21 November 2012

On Wednesday, November 21, 18h15, Dr. Esme Winter-Froemel and Dr. Angelika Zirker will chair an evening on Wordplay “Les Jeux de Mots – Mit Worten spielen” at the Institut Culturel Franco-Allemand. Guest Speakers are Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Gauger and Alfred Gilder. The event will take place in the rooms of the ICFA (Doblerstraße 25, Tübingen). No entrance fee. For more information, please click here.

20 July 2012, 5-6 p.m., University Guest House, Lessingweg 3

  • In the context of the Pre-Modern Studies Colloquium on  “Transmission – Transformation – Translation” Janina Zimmermann will give a talk on “Englische Übersetzungen und Übertragungen der Bibel und die Frage nach Inspiration im späten 16. und frühen 17. Jahrhundert”

18 July 2012, 4:15 p.m., Brecht-Bau, Room 036

  • Guest lecture by Meinhard Saremba: “‘Delightful companions’?: Dickens, Sullivan und das englische Musikleben des 19. Jahrhunderts”.

2 July 2012, 4:15 P.M., Brecht-Bau, Room 306

  • Guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Eckhard Auberlen: “Fashioning the “Principal Pieces of the Reign of Henry 8”: Samuel Rowley‘s When You See Me You Know Me and Shakespeare‘s King Henry VIII

14 May 2012, 6:15 P.M., Neue Aula, Room 235

  • Guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Monika Rathert, University of Wuppertal: “Sprache und Recht: Ambiguität unter Mehrsprachigkeits-bedingungen”.

Sacred Texts – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Religion and Literature

11/12 May 2012, Schloss Hohentübingen

  • A conference hosted by the PhD programme “Heilige Texte” (“Sacred Texts”). The focus will be on the relations between religion and literature in the perspective of different disciplines and with respects to their different thematic aspects. Please look at the flyer.

Excursion to Elizabethan and Jacobean London, September 6 – 12, 2009

Londonexkursion 2009



Workshop Linguistics meets Literature
In order to have a closer look at the programme, please click.

Guest Lectures

Dr. Barbara Ravelhofer
(Durham University)

“Pamphlet Plays of the Civil War”

July 5, 2007
Room 306

In 1649, pamphlet plays mourned the execution of Charles I even though theatrical performance was severely restricted at the time. Did the crypto-dramatists of the Civil War and Interregnum create a new type of historical drama?
To probe this question, the lecture explores dramatic forms between tragedy, aggressive comedy and news which encourage private reading, or even private declamation.


“Intercultural Competence”

On July 7 2006, Dr. Roger Charlton from the Universität des Saarlandes offered a half-day course on

Intercultural Competence

What image do you have of yourself, your region, your country? What do you think of your neighbours in Europe?

This course aims to raise your awareness of your own cultural norms and behaviour patterns, and to contrast them with English-speaking countries, especially the United Kingdom.

Starting with the question, “What is culture?”, we will examine stereotypes, social behaviour, cultural images, symbols and values.

Participants will have the opportunity to try out materials which will be useful for students entering the teaching profession as well as those with other career aims.

For those who were there and could not get hold of all the handouts, a zip-file with all of them can be downloaded here.


“Drama and Cultural Change: Renaissance and After”

Am 09. Dezember 2005 wurde Prof. Dr. Eckhard Auberlen mit einem Kolloquium zum Thema “Drama and Cultural Change: Renaissance and After” verabschiedet.


Excursion to the Victorian London

The excursion to Victorian London took place from 18th to 25th September 2005.