Successful Completion of PhD

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The department congratulates Stacy Mae Weiss on the successfull completion of her PhD. She wrote her thesis on „Writing, Responding, and Relationships: Factors Influencing German University Students’ Perceptions of the Educational Alliance and the Responding Impact on Feedback Effectiveness in English Language Writing“. Professor Dr. Constanze Juchem-Grundmann acted as first supervisor, Professor Dr. Debbie J. Williams (Abilene Christian University, Texas, USA) was second supervisor.

Next KL-Meeting

The next meetings of our Kollegiale Leitung take place (12.15pm):

November 2, 2022
December 12, 2022
January 11, 2023
February 1, 2023

If students need to file a request concerning missed sessions, they should hand in all relevant paperwork beforehand. Please contact the secretary anglistik at uni-koblenz.de.


Virtual Exhibition: "Das geheime Wirken der Dinge. Esskulturen - eine forschende Ausstellung" (The Secret Effect of Things. Dining Cultures - an Explorative Exhibition)

This virtual exhibition is based on the actual one that was hosted by the Landesmuseum Koblenz  and gives visitors a glimpse not only of some of the exhibited objects from the collection "Alexandre Poignard" but also of their relation to issues of individual and collective identity formation vis-à-vis social and cultural norms, values, and ideologies. Part of the research project "Esskulturen", funded by the BMBF, in which researchers from the University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz, the University of Bonn and the Landesmuseum Koblenz worked together (2018-2021), it is also a documentation of some of our activities and results concerning our research.



Interdisziplinäres Kolloquium: Sprache, die überführt

Im Rahmen des IPZ-Jubiläums hält unsere Mitarbeiterin Gaby Axer am 30. Juni 2022, 18:00-19:30 Uhr, einen Vortrag zum Thema forensische Linguistik. Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.


Workshop: „Umbrüche: Transformationsprozesse in Europa, ca. 1450-1830. Stand - Beruf(ung) - Geschlecht - Körperlichkeit“

Am 25. Februar 2022 findet der interdisziplinäre Workshop im digitalen Raum statt. Um Anmeldung per Email (bei den Veranstalterinnen) wird gebeten. Das Programm finden Sie hier, den Call for Papers hier.

Organisatorinnen: Michaela Bill-Mrziglod (Institut für Katholische Theologie) & Sarah Schäfer-Althaus (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik)



Outstanding Final Theses - Nominations

The English and American Studies Department is proud to announce that two of our students have been nominated for the award for excellent final theses 2020-2021. Congratulations to:

Alexander Farber,"Vested Identities: Challenging Status, Gender, and Sexuality Through Clothing in Selected Medieval Texts" (master thesis, supervisors: Dr. Sarah Schäfer-Althaus and Prof. Dr. Nicole Maruo-Schröder)

Christian Haag, "Gender Issues in Video Games" (bachelor thesis, supervisors: Dr. Jody Skinner and Prof. Dr. Nicole Maruo-Schröder)



On 30 July 2021 the examination regulations changed.

You will be affected by the changes concerning the subject English if and only if you started studying English in WS 2021/2022 or later. Please read your examination regulations (Prüfungsordnungen Lehrämter, Prüfungsordnung Zwei-Fach-Bachelor) very carefully!

The following two fundamental changes will not affect you immediately, i.e. this winter, but you must take them into account later, when you have progressed in your studies:

Bachelor Grundschule: The voluntary stay abroad has become mandatory. (If WS 2021/2022 is your first BEd-Fachsemester English, you will have to go abroad during your studies.)

Master Gymnasium: The symposium has been replaced by new courses. (If WS 2021/2022 is your first MEd-Fachsemester English, your M11.2/M12.2/M13.2 will be different from the current system.)

Nicole Maruo-Schröder im Gespräch mit Christoph Ribbat:

"Über das Kellnern, das Essengehen und andere Schrecklichkeiten anhand von Textpassagen aus dem Buch Im Restaurant. Eine Geschichte aus dem Bauch der Moderne"

Gelesen von Annika Woyda.

Christoph Ribbats Buch Im Restaurant - auf der short list für den Leipziger Buchpreis - beleuchtet unterhaltsam die ganz unterschiedlichen Facetten der Restaurantkultur. In origineller Weise kommen nicht nur die unterschiedlichen Akteur*innen zu Wort, wir erleben auch die Geschichte(n) des "Essengehens" von den Pariser Restaurants im 18. Jahrhundert  über Fast-Food-Ketten bis hin zur fusion cuisine und der Molekularen Gastronomie.

Neuer Termin: 24. August 2021 - 19-21.30 Uhr!

Forum Confluentes, Zentralplatz 1

Eintritt frei - Einlass nur mit Einlasskarte

Lesung Im Restaurant




Successful Completion of PhD

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The department congratulates Felicitas Fein on her successful completion of the PhD. She wrote her thesis on "Educating the Educators – CLIL Teacher Competences and Their Promotion in German Teacher Education: A Case Study."

In her research, she contributes to the field of CLIL teacher education through developing the German Framework for CLIL Teacher Education, establishing the State of the Art of CLIL Teacher Education in Germany and developing a CLIL certificate here at Koblenz university on this basis. Her research was part of the MoSAiK project (funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research) and supervised by Prof. Dr. Constanze Juchem-Grundmann and Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer.


The Secret Effect of Things. Dining Cultures - An Explorative Exhibition

As part of the BMBF-funded Project "Food and Culture", the exhibition is concerned with the significance of objects that are part of 19th-century middle-class dining culture. Artefacts from the collection Alexandre Poignard, a Belgian collector, are shown together with objects, texts, and images from other times and spaces, exploring the manifold meanings such objects can have in different contexts. Professor Nicole Maruo-Schröder and Maria Mothes from the English Department have worked together with colleagues from the University of Koblenz-Landau, the University of Bonn as well as the Landesmuseum Koblenz on the changing social and cultural significance of dining culture, focusing on 19th- and 20th-century literature and non-fiction.

The exhibition runs from October 22, 2020 to August 19, 2021. Festung Ehrenbreitstein, Landesmuseum Koblenz, Haus des Genusses.



The English Department mourns the loss of Gisela Anheier.


Forschungsprojekt Esskulturen. Objekte. Praktiken. Semantiken

The BMBF-sponsored project continues into its third year with the reopened exhibition (see above) as well as an upcoming conversation with Professor Christoph Ribbat about his book Im Restaurant: Eine Geschichte aus dem Bauch der Moderne (published by Suhrkamp, shortlisted for the Leipziger Buchpreis 2016)