1. June 2017: The Jane Austen Mystery Murder Play

What do we get if we bring mystery and murder to a shooting location of a new Jane Austen adaptation?

The Austen themed Murder Mystery Play promises you an evening of intrigue and wild accusations as you try identify the criminal, the motive and have the opportunity to win a prize.


The Murder Mystery Play is a non-scripted, improvised play in which we designed for you a story with 20 characters. Once the registration is over each participant will receive a character card of her/his character with instructions. As long as you follow them, you can develop the character as you wish (looks, manners, behaviour, speech, etc.) By the end of the event you may provide your version of who, how and why committed the crime. If you are right, the prize is yours!

The MUrder Mystery Play is taking place 1. June 2017 from 5-9 p.m. in the Medienraum (0.244) in the English Department, Käte-Hamburger-Weg 3

Please, note that we ask for an entrance fee of 3,- € so that we can provide some snacks and the prize itself.

Registration (including payment of fee) will be open on May 15, 4-6 p.m., and May 16, 2-4 p.m. in the SEP Lunchroom (across the Medienraum). Since the event is limited to 20 participants, make sure to register in time.

For further questions contact:

Ashumi Shah (ashumi.shah@stud.uni-goettingen.de)

Kseniia Tereschenko (kseniia.tereschenko@stud.uni-goettingen.de)


The Murder Mystery Play is over – but have a look at the pictures taken that evening:



© Picture by Virginia State Parks


2. June 2017: Reading Club – Persuasion


Explore Austen’s world in Persuasion from the print to the screen. Read the book, watch the adaptations (BBC 1995 and 2007) and discuss how the media and the print can affect a person’s understanding of a literary masterpiece in our reading club’s exclusive Jane Austen special program.

The monthly meeting of the reading club will take place on 2. June 2017 from 4 -6 p.m. in the Medienraum (0.244), English Department, Käte-Hamburger-Weg 3. It will focus its discussion on Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion. For preparation of the event, please read the novel and come to the screenings of two adaptations of the novel (1995 and 2007) end of May.

The 1995 adaptation will be screened May 19, 6-8 p.m. (Medienraum)

The 2007 adaptation will be screened adaptation May 26, 4-6 p.m. (Medienraum)


© Picture by reihayashi

11. May 2017: Austen Carnival – A Jane Austen Game Night

What do you get when you combine Jane Austen with ‘Bingo!’ or ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ or a good ol’ pub quiz?

The Jane Austen Game Night will bring out your nerdy, geeky, gaming side with a dash of some Victorian drama thrown in the works. In the true Victorian spirit, join us for an evening of some English tea, some games and of course, some Austen-ism.

Please bring a tea cup and some snacks.

Taking place on 11. May from 5 – 9 p.m. in the Medienraum (0.244) of the English Department, Käte-Hamburger-Weg 3.


© Picture by Steve Bittinger