Research Members of the English Department are engaged in research on contemporary and early modern literature, as well as literary theory. For information about individuals' research interests and publications, see People; the profile of each researcher also contains a link to the Alexandria database. SANAS 2020 On 27-28 November 2020 we would have hosted the Swiss Association for North American Studies (SANAS) Biennial Conference, organised by Jesse Ramírez and Sixta Quassdorf. The general topic is "Work: The Labors of Language, Culture, and History". Because of the pandemic, however, the SANAS conference has been postponed until early autumn 2021.