Research Projects

Current Research Projects

Region and Nation in Late Medieval Devotion to Northern English Saints

‘Region and Nation in Late Medieval Devotion to Northern English Saints’ is a 3-year research project (2016-19) housed in the English Department, directed by Professor Denis Renevey and funded by the FNS. For further details about the project aims and team, please see the project homepage.

Space, Place and Image in the Poetry and Prose of John Donne

"Space, Place  and Image in the Poetry and Prose of John Donne" is an FNS-funded project hosted in the English department, and directed by Kirsten Stirling. The project was initially funded for three years (2014-17) and funding has been extended for a final fourth year to 2018. For more information please consult the project website.

International Network for the Study of Lyric (INSL)

An International Network for the Study of Lyric (INSL) is being developed, with diverse funding sources, by Antonio Rodriguez (French Dept, Unil), Rachel Falconer (English Dept, Unil) and Ralph Mueller (German, Unifr). For information about how to join, visit the homepage. Information about INSL’s first biannual conference can be found here.

Theory and Practice of Authenticity in Global Cultural Production

The SNF-funded interdisciplinary Sinergia project « Theory and Practice of Authenticity in Global Cultural Production » (2014-2018) headed by Prof. Thomas Claviez (U. Bern) includes a module led by Profs. Kornelia Imesch Oechslin (History of Art) and Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère (English). For more information please consult the project website.

Emerging Standards: Urbanisation and the Development of Standard English, c.1400-1700

"Emerging Standards: Urbanisation and the Development of Standard English, c. 1400-700" is directed by Anita Auer. The project was initially funded by an Aspasia Grant (Dutch National Science Foundation) and an Utrecht University Appreciation Grant (NL) and continues now as long-term project with the support of other funding sources. For more information please consult the project website.

Swiss Islands in North America: A Research Network that Investigates Language Maintenance and Shift amongst Heritage Speakers Past and Present

The international research network "Swiss Islands in North America" has been launched in 2016 and is financially supported by different funding sources. For more information please consult the project website.

Completed Research Projects

Late Medieval Religiosity in England: The Evidence of Late Fourteenth and Fifteenth-Century Devotional Compilations

The FNS-funded project 'Late Medieval Religiosity in England: The Evidence of Late Fourteenth and Fifteenth-Century Devotional Compilations' (2013- March 2017) was hosted in the English department, and directed by Prof. Denis Renevey. For more information see this link.

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