Erasmus Guest Lecturer
MA students of Irish literature were recently treated to an Erasmus guest lecture by visiting scholar Dr. John Braidwood from the University of Oulu, Finland. Click here to see the lecture.
Higher Seminars in Transcultural Identities, Spring 2012
Click here for the schedule of Spring 2012 seminars.
English Language Café, Spring 2012
Click here for current information about Language Cafés in Falun. The Language Café Project has previously won several awards, including the 2010 European Award for Lifelong Learning:
Dalarna University English Department staff Loretta Qwarnström and BethAnne Yoxsimer Paulsrud were members of the development team for the European Language Café project, one of six EU-funded educational projects winners of the 2010 European Awards for Lifelong Learning. Click here to read the press release.
In addition, the Language Café was shortlisted for the prestigious European Award for Languages:
The award is designed to recognise creative ways to improve the quality of language teaching, motivate students, and make the best of available resources. Award-winning initiatives serve as a potential source of inspiration for projects in other contexts, languages and even other countries. For additional information on the award click here (Pdf).
For additional details about the language café please visit the European website. You can also contact Loretta Qwarnstrom or BethAnne Yoxsimer Paulsrud.
Dr Irene Gilsenan Nordin was installed as Professor in English at a formal ceremony on 26 November 2010. Click here to hear her lecture made prior to the ceremony.
Migration and Narration LLP Erasmus Intensive Programme, Krosno, Poland, July 2011
Once again, students and faculty from Dalarna University participated in the summer programme in Krosno. The English Department is a co-coordinator of the Migration and Narration summer programme, which takes a multidisciplinary approach to one of the most urgent questions facing Europe today: the nature of migrant experience and its connections to both personal and national identities. The project brings together students and specialists from Poland, Hungary, Germany, Sweden, Spain and the United Kingdom. For more information about the programme, click here.