one week : five days : 42,19 hours

Take a leap forward in writing your thesis! The Dept. of English will provide you with a desk and CTL writing assistants will support you by providing setting and counselling.


July 01-05, 2019  -  F U L L Y    B O O K E D 

Target group: Students writing their BA or MA-thesis in English
Duration: 1 week, daily 9:00-17:30 (Friday until 17:19)
Date: July 01-5, 2019 
Location: Department of English, SE-Raum 1 - 4
Application: (for students of English and students writing in English, remaining places will be distributed after Janurary 15th 2019 on a fist-come-first-serve basis) via


Registration deadline: June, 26. 2019

In order to participate in the writing marathon you must have narrowed down your topic, ideally to a research question, and done some intense reading into the field. You may only participate if you are willing and able to fully participate (i.e. Mo-Fr, 9-17:30h).

For registration mail to stating the following information:

  • full name
  • student ID-number
  • degree programme/field of study (including the index number)
  • BA-seminar: name of teacher; MA-thesis: name of supervisor
  • topic of your thesis

Take note that since their study programme is providing the infrastructure, students of English and American Studies will be considered first, then students writing their BA- or MA- thesis in English. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out after January 29. If the writing marathon is not fully booked at this point, later applications will be accepted (please check under
. The number of participants is limited!


Our version of the writing marathon is inspired by Dagmar Knorr, who was the first to provide a framework for 42:19 hrs of writing within a week.