English Language and Culture

Bachelor's Experience Day English Language and Culture

Thursday 13 April 2023, 10 am - 3:30 pm
Come study English Language and Culture for a day and find out if the Bachelor’s suits you.

During a Bachelor’s Experience Day, you visit our campus for a day and follow a special programme with other prospective students. This day will give you a good impression of the university and the Bachelor’s programme. Moreover, it is the perfect opportunity to ask all your questions to students and staff.

Check out the programme below so you know what to expect.

The programme of this Bachelor's Experience Day is combined with American Studies.


10:00 am
Welcome with coffee and tea

10:30–11:15 am

Dr. Sybrine Bultena, What happens when you read in English?”

Reading is something we do all the time, but have you ever asked yourself how words are processed when you do so? How are printed letters converted into something meaningful? Can you also hear words when you see them? And if English is your second language, does knowledge of your first language influence how you read? In this lecture, we will consider what is known about the process of reading in a second language.

11:30–12:15 am

Dr. Lindsay Janssen, “A limited perspective on cloning? Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go”

In this class, we will discus Nobel Prize winner (2017) Kazuo Ishiguro's bestseller Never Let Me Go (2005). At the core of the novel are human relationships, while what can be considered the novel's main societal points are almost relegated to the narrative margins. Why would Ishiguro choose to sideline the 'big issues'? It is not necessary to have read the novel for this trial seminar, but if you have read Never Let Me Go do feel free to bring your insights to class!

12:30 am–1:00 pm

1:00–1:30 pm
Campus tour, or orientation to teaching (Radboud Teachers Academy)

1:45–2:30 pm

Prof. Frank Mehring, Sonic Politics: American Music and Protest Cultures from the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter

Music takes on a seismographic function to comment on social injustices, forge alliances, and bring about cultural and political change. In this interactive lecture, we will analyze the affective, cognitive, and kinaesthetic power of American music to better understand why music plays a central role in processes of democratic self-recognition and self-expression. To do so, we will listen to sonic politics of protest music from the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter.

2:45–3:15 pm
Studying at the Faculty of Arts


Thursday 13 April 2023, 10 am - 3:30 pm
The Refter
Radboud University
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