Coming Up: Thanksgiving Brunch, Nov 26!

On the fourth Thursday of November, all of the United States will sit down with their loved ones and stuff their faces. And because the latter is also a proud Austrian tradition, we’re going to participate in the food fun! What are YOU thankful for this year?

While we can’t offer any real turkey (the oven in the department tea kitchen is just a teensy tiny bit too small, mainly because it’s a microwave), you might still be regaled with coffee, cakes, coffee, fruit, coffee, rolls, coffee, spreads, coffee, cheesecake if you come early, coffee, various types of sweets, tea, and coffee. Did we mention there’s coffee?

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When: Nov 26, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Student Lounge (English department, 1st floor, to your right when you come up the staircase)

Why: We’re thankful for caffeine.

See you there!

Info Session for MA students

From our Student Advisor to you:


Especially for those new to our department and the University of Vienna

Monday, November 9, 12 a.m.-1 p.m.

Department of English, Seminarraum 5 (1st floor)

We’d like to welcome you and give you important information on

  • the curriculum
  • course recommendations
  • the library
  • exchange programmes

There will be room for questions (don’t be shy ; )

This is your chance to meet other postgraduate students, the directors of studies, the head of department, the student reps and advisors.

At the end there will be an informal get-together with refreshments provided by us.

Please reply by November 4 to whether you will attend the welcome session or not

Looking forward to seeing you!

Readings by Irish writer Julian Gough

Dear colleagues,

we’d like to draw your attention to readings by Irish writer Julian Gough:

  • Nov 12th, 19.30: Reading, Location: Lane & Merriman’s Pub, Spitalgasse 3, 1090 Wien; Facebook-Event: – Registration under will be VERY appreciated, but is not mandatory
  • Nov 13th, 12-14 Se-Raum 4: “The 23 Commandments of Irish Literature: A lightly comic overview of the state of Irish literature featuring dream-visions of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Maeve Binchy” (im Rahmen der “Irish Literature & Society” AR)

There will also be a writing workshop:

Short-Story Writing for the Twenty-First Century

Nov 14th & 15th, 9:00-16:00 (1h lunch break): Workshop, organised by write:now – description:; Registration: – special student rate (80€ 12 hours workshop!)

Instructor: Julian Gough

Fee: €105 for non-members, €94.50 for members; €80 for students

Location: WUK Werkstätten- und Kulturhaus
Währinger Straße 59
A-1090 Wien

If you have any more questions, contact for more information.

Coming Up: First Breakfast of the Semester! And It Just So Happens It’s Also Halloween!

Good evening, boils and ghouls! Are you running from zombies or are you just late for class? Feeling like coffee for a recharge in any case? No Problem, drop in, have a bite or two! Besides food and drinks we will provide you with the opportunity to chat or even ask those questions that have been bugging you for ages!

Join us for this semester’s first English Dep Breakfast!

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Date: October 29, 2015

Time: 9 am – 1 pm

Place: Student Lounge (English department, 1st floor, on the right)

Costumes optional, but hey, don’t let me tell you how to live your life ;)

Winter Semester Office Hours!

As of October 19, 2015, our office hours (and special subject areas) for the winter semester are as follows:

MO Steffi (BA) 17:00 – 19:00

TUE Sabrina (BA, non-EU exchange) 14:30 – 17:30

WED Sarah (BA, MA Literature) 9:00 – 11:00
         Lukas (BA) 15:00 – 17:00

THU Alexandra W (LA, BEd, MA Linguistics) 14:00 – 16:00
Daniel (LA) 18:00 – 20:00

FRI Melanie (BA) 13:00 – 16:00
Alex K. (BA, MA Literature) 14:00 – 16:00

Drop by and hand us your questions!

As always, all information is subject to change! We’ll keep you informed.

Welcome, and welcome back! Here’s everything you need to know for your winter semester!

Dear colleagues and those who will be,

welcome to a new semester at the English department! Because the start of a semester is always stressful (deadlines, fees, buying books, why in the world is the registration not working, did I really forget everything I learned last semester?!), especially for new students, we have compiled some useful information for you.

General Information

Please note this semester’s deadlines!
  • First Admission Online (applies only to students beginning their studies next summer semester): English, German
  • Admission Deadlines: English, German
  • Course registration: Phase 1: 16.9.2015 – 21.9.2015, Phase 2: 30.09.2015 – 4.10.2015
    • registration for lectures: as of September 16 until one week before the lecture exam
    • Final allocation for courses will take place October 8!
    • De-registration is possible until October 31!
    • If you are interested in swapping courses with a colleague, or if you hope to find a leftover slot, please check the dates here.
  • Holidays and Semester Break: English, German
And this Semester’s Opening hours!

Studienservicestelle Anglistik: Open: MO – FR 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. and MO – THU 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 pm., Tel.: +43 1 4277 45113, E-Mail:

English and American Studies Library: open MO – FR 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you’re interested in a guided tour of our library, check out their website for options!

Hauptbibliothek/Main University Library: open MO – FR 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you’re interested in a guided tour of the main library, check their website for options!

for first semester Students

Freshers, please see our guide here: The First Semester Survival Guide. This contains essential information about the Wheres and Hows of the English department. You may also be interested in our FAQs section concerning studying at our department as well as the department itself. Additionally, there is a handy guide to be found here (PDF; German only). We’d also like to remind you that the student event UniLeben is still in full swing and that the English department itself is hosting an info session targeted at first semester students on October 2nd at C1 lecture hall. If you want to know all there is to know about your university and your department, now’s the time!

For Exchange Students

You might be interested in our Survival Guide and our FAQ section as well (see above)! Additionally, please note the holidays and semester breaks (English, German) as well as public holidays in Austria (English).

Goodbye UNIVIS, hello U:SPACE

The university is in the process of establishing the new U:SPACE system, the successor of the UNIVIS system. Until the new one is fully established students will be able to access both platforms. Both systems allow you to register for courses, lectures and exams, check on your grades, check the status of your tuition fee/students’ union fee payment, manage your personal data (e.g. your address) and so on. Both require you to log in with your assigned student ID number and your password. You do not need to register anew or change your password! If you experience any troubles registering for courses or exams, even though you fulfil all prerequisites,  please contact the Studien-Service-Stelle Anglistik.

This semester’s tutorials

A range of tutorials will be offered again this semester (esp. STEOP classes, as well as PPOCS and ILS), the starting times can be found in the course directory.

Our office hours: TBA

Unfortunately, we don’t have our regular office hours settled yet, seeing as we are all waiting to be sorted into this semester’s courses. We’ll let you know as soon as we can! Meanwhile, please contact us via e-mail ( and join our Facebook groups for the latest updates:

STV Anglistik
Anglistik Wien

We’d also like to introduce you to our shiny new FB page STV Anglistik & Amerikanistik Univie!

Student events for this semester

Every now and then you maybe want to take a break from studying and paper writing and socialise with your fellow students. You can do that outside the university, of course, but what if we told you you could have a side of free food and coffee, or sing at the top of your lungs? Check out our events page, we regularly organise get-togethers, and the department also has its own choir!

We wish you a great start of your semester!

Your ‘umble servants,

the StuReps

Info Session for First Semester Students, Oct. 2, 3 pm – 5 pm

Calling all our new students! The English department is hosting an introduction to prepare you for your first semester. The sessions will deal with the structure of the curricula, where to find information and resources, everything you need to know about the supplementary examination in Latin, and of course you’ll be able to ask any other burning question concerning your studies!

Date, place and times:

October 2nd, C1 lecture hall (Campus Hof 2)

15:00 Intro BEd Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (BEd teaching programme)
16:00 Intro BA English and American Studies

No registration required, but be sure to be punctual!

Invitation to Literature Hearings, Oct. 16

Dear colleagues,

we’d like to invite you to join the hearings for the position of associate professor for Literature and Cultural Studies on October 16th. After a long process only three candidates for the position remain, and we as your student reps want to know which of those you’d like to be teaching you! While the final decision rests firmly on the vice-chancellorship, this is one of the few instances for you to be involved in what’s going on behind the scenes of the department.

So what’s the procedure? Come to the hearings, listen to the presentations of the candidates and tell the member of our team present which one you’d prefer. We will then forward your preference to the members of staff. With a bit of luck, at the end of the year, you might get your choice!

When: October 16, 2015, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Institut für Anglistik, Uni-Campus, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 8.3, Unterrichtsraum

No registration required.

Presentations given:

13:00 Dr. Vike Plock: “Sartorial Connections: Why Fashion Mattered to Modernism”
14:30 Dr. Ursula Kluwick-Kälin: “Interdiscursive Relations: Infiltration as a Case Study”
16:00 Dr. Dieter Fuchs: “‘Myth Today’: Why Read James Joyce in the Twenty-First Century?”

Hope we’ll see some of you there!


Your student reps


Come Get Some Advice! Freshmen Advisory Week 2015 @ Foyer of C1

From September 23 to October 2 we, along with other faculties, will be part of freshmen counselling week!

Because we’d like to help you with your first steps into student life we especially encourage new students to come and hand us your questions. We offer you advice on courses, registration, everything to do in your first semester, and studying at the university of Vienna in general.

We’ll be there on…

Wednesday, Sep 23: 10:00 – 16:00

Thursday, Sep 24: 10:00 – 16:00

Friday, Sep 25: 10:00 – 14:00

Monday, Sep 28: 10:00 – 16:00

Tuesday, Sep 29: 14:00 – 20:00

Wednesday, Sep 30: 10:00 – 16:00

Thursday, Oct 1: 10:00 – 16:00

Friday, Oct 2: 10:00 – 14:00

Where: The foyer of the C1 lecture hall, Campus Hof 2.6 (Hörsaalzentrum)

If this is your first semester, drop on in! If you know someone who’s in their first semester, send them round!