We are happy to host the Literary Advent Calendar 2020 for the English department of Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen. “When shall we meet again?” With Christmas approaching, this question seems more prevalent than ever: This year, many family gatherings and communal celebrations will be smaller than usual, and others might only take place […]
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 […]
Our colleagues from Dickens Quarterly (the official scholarly publication of the Dickens Society since 1970) are looking for a new editor to succeed David Paroissien. In their “Call for Expressions of Interest” they write: Suitable candidates for the editorship of Dickens Quarterly will have a distinguished record of scholarship in […]
The CfP deadline for the 2019 Connotations symposium (under the topic “Understanding (through) Annotations”) has just been extended to October 31, 2018. We particularly invite graduate participants to submit a proposal; there will be a prize (travel bursary) awarded to the best essay. So please share this to young researchers […]
It is with great sadness that the editors of Connotations have to inform you that Inge Leimberg, the founding editor of Connotations and honorary president of the Connotations Society, has passed away on 12 July.
The CfP for the 15th International Connotations Symposium is now online and interested in “Understanding (though) Annotation” of literary texts.
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Read by Leonie Kirchhoff, Miriam Lahrsow, and Susanne Riecker
When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain?
Wild Geese by Mary Oliver
Read by Sophie Franklin
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting—
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
From Henry V by William Shakespeare
Read by Annika Zacharias
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother;
From Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Read by Vera Yakupova
With those words, the old lady very gently placed Oliver\’s head upon the pillow and, smoothing back his hair from his forehead, looked up so kindly and lovingly in his face that he could not help placing his little withered hand in hers, and drawing it round his neck.