Welcome to the Department of Anglophone Studies

Ein Schwarz-Weiß-Bild zeigt den fröhlichen Prof. Raab vor dem Förderturm der Zeche Zollverein.
(c) L. Raab

10. November 2019Wir trauern um Prof. Dr. Josef Raab

Josef Raab war akademischer Wegbereiter und Wegbegleiter; er war Türöffner, Förderer, Ermunterer - ein Netzwerker, Initiator, kritisch-konstruktiver Dialogpartner und schließlich mit Leib und Seele Amerikanist. Als solcher sah er immer über den Tellerrand, profilierte national wie international das von ihm mitbegründete Feld, war neugierig und aufgeschlossen, begeistert und begeisternd in Forschung und Lehre. Aber Josef Raab war nicht nur das, sondern auch ein liebenswerter Mensch, in dessen Nähe man gerne war - weil er mit Geduld zuhörte, gemeinsam nachdachte, Witze machte und Witzen zuhörte, über sich selber lachen konnte. Herzlich, ganz herzlich, und herzhaft war Josef Raab zu und mit seinen Mitmenschen, denen er Respekt, Geduld und eine vernünftige Portion Widerstand entgegensetzte. Im Institut und im wissenschaftlichen Feld fehlt nun mit ihm ein Ruhepol und eine Waage – eine Person, die die Dinge irgendwie gelassener sieht als die meisten um sie herum; eine Person, die Ausgleich zu schaffen vermag.

Wir verlieren unseren einmaligen Denker, der verständnisvoll, empathisch, aber zugleich mit Leidenschaft und charmantem Nachdruck für die Dinge eintritt, die ihm am Herzen liegen.

The Department of Anglophone Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen provides students with a unique and highly stimulating environment for their studies, offering a wide range of programmes and excellent opportunities for learning and research. Whether students choose the BA-programme "Anglophone Studies" and one of the subsequent MA-programmes "American Studies", "British and Postcolonial Studies" or "English Linguistics", or whether they opt for our excellent teacher training courses of study - all our programmes are designed to advance the students' knowledge about the linguistic, literary, cultural, social and/or political tendencies and developments in the Anglophone world.

With an international staff whose young and dynamic members come from a variety of different cultural and academic backgrounds, it is the Institute's mission to shape and further both the analytical and the social competences of our students in order to prepare them for their respective fields of employment. Students also profit from the broad range of research interests pursued by members of the department: Our fields of research and teaching in literary and cultural studies include all epochs of British and American literature and culture as well as most other English-speaking cultures; our linguists are working on varieties of English around the world as well as the history of the English language, while our colleagues in applied linguistics and EFL methodology focus on current methods in foreign-language teaching including the use of new media. A number of these research interests are pursued in interdisciplinary and international projects with other academic institutions. Our research thus contributes to a deeper understanding of the role of Anglophone societies and cultures on a global scale.

Students and staff of Department not only benefit from the inspiring atmosphere of learning and research, which is characterized by individualized mentoring and very personal and close cooperation, but also from the wide range of social and cultural activities and events that take place in and around the Ruhr area, one of the multicultural regions in Germany, which offers an abundance of opportunities for entertainment and, in recent years, has become an attractive environment for studying both among German and international students. If you want to learn more about Anglophone Studies in Duisburg-Essen, just feel free to contact us ... we are looking forward to hearing from you! 

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