As is a tradition at Connotations, we are once again happy to host the Literary Advent Calendar 2022, this time with the title “Concerning Fireplaces and Other Energy Questions,” for the English department at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen. This year we will bring cosy warmth into our cold homes through stories […]
The 17th International Connotations Symposium (July 30 – August 3, 2023) will investigate “Textual Reasons for Canonicity.” Texts become canonical when they are felt to embody the spirit of an age or to voice concerns considered universal at a particular moment. But what about the texts themselves? Can any text become canonical […]
As is tradition at Connotations, we are once again happy to host the Literary Advent Calendar 2021 for the English department of Eberhard Karls University Tübingen. And what better way to prepare for the festive season of gift-giving than to turn to literature’s abundance of reflections on – or representations […]
From July 26 to 28, 2021, the 16th International Connotations Symposium will take place online in collaboration with the Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen and the Ruhr University Bochum. The speakers will look into questions of “Metagenre” and will focus on works that, like A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Good Soldier, reflect on […]
The history of literature in English is long and varied, having brought forth a nearly inexhaustible supply of memorable events – from the births and deaths of significant writers or the releases of their iconic works to revolutionary theatre performances or censorship lawsuits. This year, we want to mark some of these anniversaries and […]
The 16th International Connotations Symposium (July 25 – 29, 2021) will look into questions of “Metagenre.” To this end, it will focus on works that, like the A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Good Soldier, reflect on the genre(s) to which they belong; this self-reflection may be either explicit or […]
We are happy to host the Literary Advent Calendar 2019 for the English department of Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen. This year’s motto is “Festive Foods” and each day you can listen to a delicious morsel of English literature read by staff and students. Just click on the Santa to the right and […]
At last year’s Dickens Symposium, the Dickens Society recorded a video interview with our editors Prof. Bauer and Prof. Zirker on the “Ambiguous Dickens.” You can watch online in the Dickens Society’s Youtube channel.
The symposium will be under the heading “Understanding (through) Annotations” and will take place in Tübingen later this summer. You can find the preliminary programme and more information at the symposium page.
This December, we are happy to host the literary Advent Calendar of Tübingen University’s English Department. This year’s topic is “Bah, Humbug! – A Celebration of the Playful and Nonsensical.” Go to our calendar page and open the doors to listen to our department’s members and students recite some of […]
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