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Welcome from Philipp Schweighauser

Watch course instructor Prof. Philipp Schweighauser introduce the course topic, the University of Basel as well as its Department of English.

In this video Professor Philipp Schweighauser introduces you to the topic of the course and shows you around the Department of English of the University of Basel.

Have a look at the department’s lovely courtyard, historical Great Lecture Hall, and cosy theatre cellar as he conjures up the building’s fascinating past and its relation to two major revolutions in reading practices.

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Let us take a moment to introduce the Educator Philipp Schweighauser.

Philipp Schweighauser is Associate Professor and Head of American and General Literatures at the University of Basel. He is the author of The Noises of American Literature, 1890-1985: Toward a History of Literary Acoustics (University Press of Florida, 2006) and Beautiful Deceptions: European Aesthetics, the Early American Novel, and Illusionist Art (University of Virginia Press, 2016).

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