Research Members of the English Department are engaged in research on contemporary and early modern literature, as well as literary theory. Valedictory Lecture by Prof. Dr. Alan Robinson, 14 December 2021 For information about individuals' research interests and publications, see People; the profile of each researcher also contains a link to the Alexandria database. SANAS 2020-21 We originally planned to host the Swiss Association for North American Studies (SANAS) Biennial Conference, organised by Jesse Ramírez and Sixta Quassdorf, in November 2020. The general topic remains "Work: The Labors of Language, Culture, and History". Because of the pandemic, however, the SANAS conference has been postponed until 5-6 November 2021 and will be held online. Please consult the new conference website for further details.