News (Archive: 2016)

Graduation Ceremony January 22, 2016

The graduation ceremony for all those who have passed their exams since summer will take place on the 22nd of January 2016 in the old auditorium (Alte Aula, Grabengasse 1). The Anglisten-Chor will provide a ceremonial musical backdrop and there will be a champagne reception in the Bel Etage afterwards.

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The Schauspielgruppe des Anglischen Seminars presents:

Seven Interviews
by Mark Dunn

A handshake. Two people meeting for the first time. How do various encounters transform our actions? Be ready for a colorful collection of characters, including a business man with unusual nightmares, a hungry cleaning lady, and a journalist who's in for a surprise.

Performances: March 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12

at 8 pm in the Theater im Romanischen Keller

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Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare

The Schauspielgruppe des Anglistischen Seminars, e.V. would like to announce two Shakespeare anniversary productions for this summer season. We will start the semester off with Julius Caesar and continue with The Tempest in June.

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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

'Et tu, Brute?' One of the most well-known lines in history is often all that people recall about the infamous Roman statesman Julius Caesar. But what led to this iconic death? This modern adaptation leaves behind the battlefields of southern Italy, and instead focusses on the timeless power relationships between people trapped in the microcosm of youth, and the painful awakening to a reality of violence and its consequences.

Premiere: April 22, at 9 pm

Performances: April 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30

at 8 pm in the Theater im Romanischen Keller


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A Shakespeare excursion in a special anniversary year!

400 years have passed since William Shakespeare's death in Stratford-upon-Avon – but his works are still very much alive and kicking. In recent years there has also been a growing interest in the plays of his contemporaries and successors. Both tendencies are reflected in this year's excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon.

'HOT SHORTS' Short Play Festival

The Schauspielgruppe Wants You to ACT for us at the
International UNESCO Creative Cities'
from 2nd-10th July 2016
Come to our auditions on Tuesday 26th and/or Wednesday 27th April 2016 @19:15 in the AS-Common Room

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Year abroad September 2016 – June 2017: Assistantship at Oakham School

The successful candidate will teach German conversation to small groups of students and help out with German-themed events. Oakham is a private school with an outstanding reputation, and it offers excellent working and living conditions.

Applications are welcomed via email attachment only (Word or pdf files) to by 6pm Tuesday, 17th May. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview in May.

Please include an English and a German CV with current photo; an English and a German statement of motivation; a list of courses attended and grades obtained in both your subjects; and the name of a teacher willing to provide an informal reference.

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Anglistenchor concerts Sunday, May 22 and Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Alte Aula

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death, the Anglistenchor is performing "Songs and Sonnets", a concert of modern compositions based on Shakespearean texts. The arrangements by composers such as John Rutter, George Shearing and Jaakko Mäntyjärvi range from madrigals to jazz and swing, highlighting Shakespeare's engaging style and timeless appeal. For the second concert, the Anglistenchor will be joined by the Muskingum University Concert Choir of New Concord, Ohio, USA. Tickets are available at the door starting at 6:15 p.m.

Short Play Festival 2016

The Schauspielgruppe des Anglistischen Seminar presents: International UNESCO Creative Cities' 'Hot Shorts' - Short Play Festival 2016

Hot off the 'Pen': the 23 new 10-20 minute plays were written and directed by students and young theatre makers from Dublin, Dunedin, Heidelberg, Iowa City & Norwich and will be performed in four groups of five to six plays each in the first week of July.

Festival opening: Sat. July 2nd 10:30 am; 11:00-22:00 all plays
Further performances: July 3-9 (individual groups)
Tickets: 1 group 7 Euro; combi-tickets: 2 groups 10 / all 4 groups 18 Euro
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Anmeldung Staatsexamen

Im April stehen die Anmeldungen für das Staatsexamen an. Studierende, die die Prüfung nach GymPO I ablegen und eine Bestätigung über die noch zu erbringenden Leistungspunkte im Gemeinsamen Prüfungsamt vorlegen müssen, werden gebeten, die entsprechende Bescheinigung über ihr Signup-Konto zu beantragen (unter 'Antrag'). Gleiches gilt für WPO-Studierende, die zur Anmeldung (Achtung: letzter regulärer Prüfungsdurchgang Herbst 2016!) ein Transkript in Karlsruhe vorlegen müssen. Bitte kalkulieren Sie eine Bearbeitungszeit von 5-7 Tagen ein.


Writing Resources Center: Handouts

Not sure whether to use a colon or a semi-colon? Wondering how to cite an online corpus? Wishing you could browse through some editing tips? The Writing Resources Center has a new set of handouts addressing writing issues like these on its website. You can download the entire set or use the links in the table of contents to jump to specific topics. If you have a question that isn't covered, let us know:

Admission exam: August 5, 2016

The admission exam for all BA programs in English Studies (Anglistik) for the winter term of 2016/2017 will take place on August, 5. Location: Heuscheuer, Große Mantelgasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg.
Please bring your ID.

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A Shakespeare excursion in a special anniversary year: still places available!

400 years have passed since William Shakespeare's death in Stratford-upon-Avon – but his works are still very much alive and kicking. In recent years there has also been a growing interest in the plays of his contemporaries and successors. Both tendencies are reflected in this year's excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon.

7th international symposium "Cognitive Explorations into Metaphor and Metonymy" (June 2016)

As in previous years, students and staff members of the AS presented their work in progress at the international symposium "Cognitive Explorations into Metaphor and Metonymy". Initiated in 2009 by Prof. Sonja Kleinke, this symposium has become part of the ongoing cooperation between the AS and the University of Budapest. For several years, it has been alternating between the two universities. This year’s conference was hosted by the doctoral programme on “Cultural Linguistics” in Budapest. The AS students who participated received funding by the DAAD.


The Schauspielgruppe celebrates 200 years of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

A.D.A.M. - The Modern Frankenstein
By Lewis Wood
Victor Stone has to prove himself. After crashing the stock market, the computer sciences student sets out to accomplish what has never been attempted before: the creation of artificial intelligence. Suffering of OCD and depression, Victor has to rely on his friends Henry and Elizabeth. But what starts out as a challenge to himself could potentially destroy more than just his work. Based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, written in 1816, this mind-blowing new adaptation merges an old fantasy with very real problems.

Directed by: Franziska Kirchholtes
Performances: Nov. 6/8/9/10/11 at 8pm & Nov. 12 at 3pm
Theater im Romanischen Keller
Tickets: 8€/6€


Anglistenchor Heidelberg performs James Whitbourn's "Annelies"

For the Anglistenchor winter term concert, musical director Jan Wilke has chosen James Whitbourn’s “Annelies”, a moving musical rendition of passages from Anne Frank’s diaries for soprano solo, chamber ensemble and chorus.
In this piece, Whitbourn (b. 1963) combines contemporary choral music with late romantic elements and the Klezmer tradition. The oratorio (libretto by Melanie Challenger) recounts key passages from the well-known “Diary of a Young Girl”. Our first performance will be on Sunday Nov. 13 at 11:00 a.m. in the Alte Aula.
Tickets (9 EUR red./16 EUR reg., fees included) are available from the RNZ-Geschäftsstelle Heidelberg, Zigarren Grimm and Crazy Diamond as well as at the door (as of 10:15 a.m.). Our second concert is on the same day at 7:00 pm at the Ehemalige Synagoge Hemsbach. Admission is free, though donations are appreciated. The duration of the concert is approximately 70 minutes.

Philippa Althaus, Birmingham, soprano
Exarchos Ensemble (Julia Grether, Violine / Niko Grether, Violoncello / Martin Vogel, Klarinette / Clara Hahn, Klavier) Jan Wilke, musical director

Further information:

Assistant Teaching UK and Eire: new deadline

There are more places than applicants this year for assistant teaching places in the UK and Ireland. The deadline has therefore been extended to Monday, 19th December, and all those interested are strongly encouraged to apply.

More details can be found here (PDF).


Anglistenchor Heidelberg performs Christmas Carols

It's that time of year again! The Anglistenchor invites you to its Christmas concert featuring carols in both German and English. We’ll explore both the contemplative and cheerful sides of this festive season with composers from the Renaissance to today. Come enjoy enchanting arrangements of classic carols like "Away in a Manger" and "In the Bleak Midwinter" along with rarely performed works, including Canada’s oldest Christmas song and two pieces composed by our musical director, Jan Wilke. Clara Hahn will accompany the choir and perform two solo organ pieces as well.

The concert will be on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8:30 pm in the Peterskirche Heidelberg (door opens at 7:45 pm).
Tickets are available from Crazy Diamond (Poststrasse, next to "Altes Hallenbad"), the Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (Neugasse) and Zigarren Grimm (Bismarckplatz) at 12 EUR (7 EUR students/seniors).

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