Dr. Felipe Espinoza Garrido, University of MünsterBiologizing Race, Appropriating Blackness: Carnival Row and the Limits of Self-Reflexivity

WHEN: Thursday, 19 May 2022, 10:15 am
Please register in advance: https://unidue.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5MvdO2srjwsHdwDECkezdHS

Hosted by: Caroline Kögler

Carnival Row is a neo-Victorian gothic television series, which, on the surface, seems invested in critiques of British coloniality via its fantastic diegesis, its 'integrated casting', and its refutation of anti-Black tropes. This talk, however, outlines that Carnival Row's alleged deconstruction of monstrosity imagines Otherness via Blackness as essential, even biological. At the same time, the series predominantly draws upon its white lead cast to articulate experiences of racist discrimination, thus reiterating rather than revising (neo-)Victorian mechanisms of imperial silencing.

10.05.2022"Say the magic words!"

"Say the magic words" is not a poetry recital, but rather a creative, imaginative and inventive poetry show. It will bring to life a selection of international poetic jewels (all in the English language), dealing with many aspects of life, and spanning different eras from past to present. By performing these poems on stage, we take them out of the books to bring their magic back to real life where it belongs! Because to this day people spontaneously fall in love with certain lines that touch their hearts.

There will be a sort of Wonderland for you to discover, and who better to guide you through it than our hosts, Alice and Humpty-Dumpty!

Performances are May 18th (Wednesday), 19th (Thursday) and 20th (Friday),  2022 at 7.30 pm.

The venue is SG 135 (Aula), Geibelstr. 41, 47057 Duisburg-Neudorf.

Tickets in aid of the theatre: 6,- €,

(reduced rate for students, pensioners, the unemployed 3,- €)

All this information including how to get there can also be found on our

website. www.uni-due.de/duet

Please reserve your tickets in advance because there is a limit to how many people we can set up distanced seating for. Just e-mail duet@uni-due.de

---> Please note that in the uni buildings wearing a Covid MASK is required!

Looking forward to seeing you,

The Duisburg University English Thespians (DUET)


19.01.2022Diamonds In The Rough: 6th Volume released

We hope you'll all enjoy the newest edition of the student literary magazine, Diamonds in the Rough, which features, in addition to many fine essays, art, poetry, a story and a movie review: http://diamondsintheroughmagazine.com/vol-4-no-1/

Diamonds in the Rough is a joint effort at the University of Duisburg-Essen between students, tutors in the Academic Skills Program, and their faculty advisor, Dr. Melissa Knox-Raab. The magazine will appear regularly and feature essays, narrative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and the occasional recipe. We are proud to present the latest issue, which can be found here.

Are you interested in the project and want to learn more? Or would you like to contribute to the next issue of Diamonds in the Rough? All students writing in English are eligible to submit. Anyone interested should submit a work of 3,000 words or less to Dr Melissa Knox-Raab.

08.11.2021Guide to Improving Your English

Here is a guide to help you improve your English. It has been put together by the Language Practice Team of the Anglophone Studies Department and offers tips and suggestions for working on the following areas: grammar, vocabulary, listening, reading, speaking, and writing.

Mastering a foreign language requires time and effort, but following this advice will definitely help you to get better at English.

Read more