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NEW ISSUE OF FIAR

The editors of fiar (forum for inter-american research) would like announce the publication of the new issue, Vol. 7 No. 1 (February 2014 / Febrero 2014): The Open Issue FIAR Volume 7.1

ENTRANCE TEST

The ENTRANCE TEST dates and venues for 2014 are as follows:

Thursday, March 20, Hörsaal 1 and Hörsaal 4, Test 10:00-10:30, results to be announced at 12.00 or later.

Saturday, July 19, Hörsaal 1 and Hörsaal 4, Test 10:00-10:30, results to be announced at 12.00 or later.

Saturday, September 20, Hörsaal 1 and Hörsaal 4, Test 10:00-10:30, results to be announced at 12.00 or later.

Signing up for the March ET will start on March 1 and continue until March 17. Signing up for the July ET will begin on June 15 and continue until July 15. Signing up for the September ET will begin on September 1 and continue until September 18.
PLEASE NOTE THAT Marilyn Schapiro should be contacted with any questions about the Entrance Test that cannot be answered by the online information you will find on this page and pages it links to.
For further information, please click on "Future Students" on the left.


PROFICIENCY TEST

The PT dates and venues for 2014 are:

Saturday, February 8, H1, 2pm-3pm, Interviews from 9:00 or 9:30 to 1:00 pm

Thursday, March 27, H1, 2pm-3pm, Interviews from 9:00 or 9:30 to 1:00 pm

Saturday, July 12, H1, 10am-11am, Interviews from 11:45

Monday, September 22, H1, 10am-11am, Interviews from 11:45

The signing up period for the PTs will, as always, be announced by a newsletter sent to all students.
Potential new students: the Proficiency Test is NOT the same thing as the Entrance Test (see above!) which you have to pass to be admitted to Anglistik: British and American Studies.

THE LEGENDARY ENGLISH STAMMTISCH

Although the (true) origins of the English Stammtisch are lost in the mists of time, it was founded soon after the Faculty was, by the first English Lektors to work here in Bielefeld, as a place where students and staff could meet informally to speak English in a relaxed and unconstrained atmosphere. In the forty or so years since the Stammtisch started up, it has been attended by people from all over the world. Students and visiting scholars from India, China, Japan, USA, Pakistan, Australia and, yes, Germany, and even England (and Scotland!) as well, so people of all shapes, sizes, ages and professions meet there. Why not collar a friend and join in too? More information can be found at English Stammtisch.

GOING ABROAD AS AN ASSISTANT TEACHER

For those students planning careers as English teachers, a stint as a foreign language assistant for learners of German is an ideal opportunity to fulfil your "Internationalisation" requirements whilst gaining teaching experience and immersing yourself in an English-speaking social and cultural environment. Further information and application forms can be found on the PAD website

CONFERENCE EXPLORING THE PERIPHERY

The post-graduate conference "Exploring the Periphery. Perspectives from Applied Linguistics, Language Teaching, Literary and Cultural Studies" will be taking place at Bielefeld University on 8th and 9th November 2013. For full details, see the programme.

NEW ISSUE OF FIAR

The editors of fiar (forum for inter-american research) would like announce the publication of the new issue, Vol. 6 No. 2 (September 2013 / Septiembre 2013): Migrations between Spaces in the Americas and Beyond FIAR Volume 6.2.

FIRST BIELEFELD STUDENT CONFERENCE IN BRITISH STUDIES: MASCULINITIES IN BRITISH POPULAR MUSIC

The 1st Bielefeld Student Conference in British Studies is to be held from 28th to 29th June 2013. The topic is Masculinities in British Popular Music, and the keynote lecture will be held by Prof. John Storey, notable for his book Cultural Studies and Popular Culture and numerous other studies in that field. Here is the Call for Papers and the conference poster.

LECTURE SERIES MIGRATION IN CONTEXT

In the summer semester 2013, 4-6 pm in H14, a different member of staff will give a lecture on a topic related to linguistic,literary, cultural or historical perspectives on migration. This is a public lecture and all interested parties are welcome to attend! For details of speakers and titles, please see the poster.

BMBF PROJECT, INAUGURAL CONFERENCE

Announcing the inaugural conference of the BMBF Project The Americas as Space of Entanglement(s), entitled (Trans)Cultural Mobility in the Americas, 6th and 7th May 2013 in the ZiF. The programme can be viewed here.

OUR PUBLICATIONS

Members of staff and postgraduate students in our section have been publishing prolifically of late! There is now a new section on the website with details of recent publications.

SCHOLARSHIP SUCCESS

Two students of British and American Studies, Jessica Seliger and Susanne Steguweit, have recently been awarded full scholarships by the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes). While members of the department were able to attest to their academic excellence, both applicants also successfully demonstrated the responsibility and initiative the Foundation looks for in applicants during a gruelling two-day assessment in Meschede.

STAFF FEATURE IN PODCASTS

Klaus Scherwinski, who teaches seminars on graphic narrative in the department of British and American Studies, and Pat Skorge are among five researchers and teachers at Bielefeld University featured as "Querdenker" in the latest batch of 2-minute "Vorsicht Podcast" films created in the eponymous seminar offered by the faculty of Educational Science. The podcasts can be viewed at Portrait Klaus Scherwinski and Portrait Patricia Skorge.


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