Neuerwerbungen, Links und Tipps für die Anglistik aus der ULB

  • BBC Radio 4 „In our time“: Nineteen Eighty-Four

    [10.06.2024, 06:00] „Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss George Orwell’s (1903–1950) final novel, published in 1949, set in a dystopian London which is now found in Airstrip One, part of the totalitarian superstate of Oceania which is always at war and where the … Weiterlesen →
  • Aus unseren Neuerwerbungen – Anglistik 2024.6

    [03.06.2024, 06:00] Humour in Old English Literature: Communities of Laughter in Early Medieval England This book explores the technique and significance of humour in Old English literature, including riddles, rhymes, the heroic, the hagiographic, and more. zum Buch im ULB-KatalogPlus zum Buch … Weiterlesen →
  • Open-Access-Bücher zur anglistischen Literaturwissenschaft

    [27.05.2024, 06:00] In der letzten Zeit sind u.a. diese frei verfügbaren Titel erschienen: 1948: A Critical and Creative Prequel to Orwell’s 1984 Brian Mayhttps://doi.org/10.47788/EKND5658 Described as the most widely read and influential serious writer of the twentieth century, George Orwell remains relevant … Weiterlesen →
  • Deutschlandfunk Nova „Eine Stunde History“: „Kampf um den Thron von England – Die Schlacht bei Hastings im Jahr 1066“

    [13.05.2024, 06:00] Zwei Männer erheben Anspruch auf den Thron von England. Geregelt ist nichts, also wird gekämpft. In der berühmten Schlacht von Hastings 1066 fällt die Entscheidung – sie ist außerdem der Beginn einer komplizierten Beziehung zwischen England und Frankreich. Sie können … Weiterlesen →
  • Aus unseren Neuerwerbungen – Anglistik 2024.5

    [06.05.2024, 06:00] Ethics in the Arthurian legend An interdisciplinary and trans-historical investigation of the representation of ethics in Arthurian Literature. From its earliest days, the Arthurian legend has been preoccupied with questions of good kingship, the behaviours of a ruling class, and … Weiterlesen →

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Nachrichten aus der Anglistik

  • Fakes and forgeries (Things that are not what they seem to be)

    [12.06.2024, 13:00] by Kate Woodford I recently published a blog post on the language that we use to describe the way things seem to be (Keeping Up Appearances). Today, I’m looking at a related subject – words that describe things that are definitely not what they seem to be. Starting with a very useful adjective, things that are … Continue reading Fakes and forgeries (Things that are not what they seem to be) The post Fakes and forgeries (Things that are not what they seem to be) appeared first on About Words - Cambridge Dictionary blog.
  • The English We Speak: Heavy lifting

    [11.06.2024, 10:12] Heavy lifting isn’t about the gym. Learn this expression here.(Image: Getty)TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak_2024/ep-240610FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followusLIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including: ✔️ 6 Minute English ✔️ News Review ✔️ Office English They're all available by searching in your podcast app.
  • New words – 10 June 2024

    [10.06.2024, 08:00] applejuicification noun [U] UK /ˌæp.ᵊl.dʒuː.sɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃᵊn/ US /ˌæp.ᵊl.dʒuː.sə.fəˈkeɪ.ʃᵊn/ the use of apple juice as the main ingredient in drinks that contain several different fruit juices, especially when this is not made clear in the name or on the packaging Last week, an X user shocked the internet in a viral thread by pointing out that most … Continue reading New words – 10 June 2024 The post New words – 10 June 2024 appeared first on About Words - Cambridge Dictionary blog.
  • Worse than or worst of all? How to use the words ‘worse’ and ‘worst’

    [05.06.2024, 13:00] Listen to the author reading this blog post: by Liz Walter It is common to see confusion between the words ‘worse’ and ‘worst’, so in today’s post, I am going to explain the difference and also talk about some useful phrases which contain these words. Let’s start with worse, which is the comparative version of ‘bad’. … Continue reading Worse than or worst of all? How to use the words ‘worse’ and ‘worst’ The post Worse than or worst of all? How to use the words ‘worse’ and ‘worst’ appeared first on About Words - Cambridge Dictionary blog.
  • The English We Speak: Stir the pot

    [04.06.2024, 10:43] Some people just love causing trouble. This expression is about them!(Image: Getty)TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak_2024/ep-240603FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followusLIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including: ✔️ 6 Minute English ✔️ News Review ✔️ Office English They're all available by searching in your podcast app.
  • New words – 3 June 2024

    [03.06.2024, 08:00] brokefishing noun [U] UK /ˈbrəʊk.fɪʃ.ɪŋ/ US /ˈbroʊk.fɪʃ.ɪŋ/ the practice of pretending to have less money than you really do, in order to trick another person into buying things for you It turned out that Siobhan had fallen victim to a trend for a misrepresentation of money – sometimes called “brokefishing” – that has been rising … Continue reading New words – 3 June 2024 The post New words – 3 June 2024 appeared first on About Words - Cambridge Dictionary blog.
  • Keeping up appearances (Talking about how things seem)

    [29.05.2024, 13:00] Listen to the author reading this blog post: by Kate Woodford There’s an English saying You can’t judge a book by its cover, meaning that you cannot know what someone or something is really like by considering only appearance. However, we all make assessments based on how someone or something seems to be (even if we … Continue reading Keeping up appearances (Talking about how things seem) The post Keeping up appearances (Talking about how things seem) appeared first on About Words - Cambridge Dictionary blog.
  • The English We Speak: Wishy-washy

    [28.05.2024, 10:00] Here's an expression to use when things are just too vague.(Image: Getty)TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak_2024/ep-240527FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followusLIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including: ✔️ 6 Minute English ✔️ News Review ✔️ Office English They're all available by searching in your podcast app.
  • New words – 27 May 2024

    [27.05.2024, 08:00] reindeer noir noun [U] UK /ˌreɪn.dɪə ˈnwɑːʳ/ US /ˌreɪn.dɪr ˈnwɑːr/ crime stories and films set in Lapland “Reindeer noir” intertwines traditional Nordic noir elements such as dark and brooding atmospheres, complex characters, and intricate mysteries with the unique cultural aspects of Lapland. This fusion creates a distinct sub-genre that explores crime and societal issues in … Continue reading New words – 27 May 2024 The post New words – 27 May 2024 appeared first on About Words - Cambridge Dictionary blog.
  • Hay Festival 2024

    [24.05.2024, 12:51] This specially selected event series brings together our work with the Hay Festivals in Mexico, Peru and Colombia as well as a new partnership in Kenya, as part of our UK/Kenya Season.Read more about the events in the series and book tickets below:Sunday 26 May, 7:00pm, THE HIVE Silvia Vasquez-Lavado and Kirsty LangActivist Sylvia Vasquez-Lavado discusses her inspiring work against sexual violence and her memoir In the Shadow of the Mountain with journalist Kirsty Lang. A businesswoman named one of the twenty most influential Latin Americans in Silicon Valley, Vasquez-Lavado was struggling with past trauma when she discovered mountaineering. In 2014 she founded Courageous Girls, a non-profit organisation that helps survivors of sexual abuse and human trafficking find their inner strength through mountaineering. The following year she became the first Peruvian woman to reach the summit of Sagharmatha (Mount Everest), and in 2018, the first woman from the LGTBQ+ community to climb the seven highest summits on each continent.Thursday 30 May, 11:30am, THE WYE STAGE Sarah Bernstein and Eley Williams with Max LiuTwo of the best young British novelists of 2023, as selected by Granta magazine, discuss their recent books. Sarah Bernstein’s Study for Obedience is about a woman who moves from the place of her birth to the remote northern country of her ancestors, to be housekeeper to her recently divorced brother. Eley Williams’ Moderate to Poor, Occasionally Good, due in June, is a forth-coming collection of stories from the award-winning author of The Liar’s Dictionary and Attrib. and Other Stories. The authors speak to writer Max Liu.Saturday 1 June, 11:30am, THE HIVE Isabella Hammad and Aura García-Junco with Daniel HahnMexican writer Aura García-Junco and British-Palestinian author Isabella Hammad talk to translator Daniel Hahn about writing on both sides of the Atlantic, in a continuation of a conversation that was held at Hay Festival Querétaro 2023, in Mexico. García-Junco is an author, screenwriter and occasional translator who, in 2021, was named by Granta magazine as one of the best young writers in the Spanish language. Her fourth book May God Blast the Woman Who Writes About Me has just been published in English. Hammad was included on the Granta Best of Young British Novelists 2023 list. She is author of Enter Ghost, about a woman who returns to Palestine after years away from her family’s homeland.Saturday 1 June, 1pm, THE HIVE Velia Vidal, Lola Shoneyin and Wanjiru Koinange in conversationThree experts discuss cultural exchange across the world. Wanjiru Koinange is a Kenyan writer and entrepreneur, founder of Book Bunk, which aims to change Nairobi by restoring some of the city’s most iconic public libraries into sites of inclusivity, heritage, public art, collective memory, knowledge production, shared experiences and cultural exchange. She is author of The Havoc of Choice. Nigerian poet and author Lola Shoneyin is a publisher, festival organiser and author of The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives. Colombian writer Velia Vidal is a festival director, author of Tidal Waters and also a contributor to Untold Microcosms: Latin American Writers in the British Museum. In conversation with Georgina Godwin.NBO Lit Fest, NairobiAt the Hay Festival in Wales we will also be celebrating a new partnership between the Hay Festival and Book Bunk in Nairobi, Kenya, who are working together to host the NBO Lit Fest in Nairobi from 27-30 June 2024.Taking place over one weekend in Nairobi’s Kaloleni Library, Eastlands Library and McMillan Memorial Library, the NBO Lit Fest will bring writers and readers together for an ambitious programme of conversations and performances, promoting free expression and cultural exchange.The British Council is delighted to be supporting this new international partnership as part of its UK/Kenya Season of activity.Read more about the NBO Lit Fest and look out for the launch of the festival programme on the Hay Festival website. 

Die Nachrichten stammen aus den News des Deutschen Anglistenverbandes, dem "Literature"-Blog des British Council, den Blogs About Words und Wordability und der Podcast-Reihe The English We Speak.

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