English and American Studies

Welcome to English and American Studies at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg!

We offer various degree programs, from Bachelor to Master and teaching degree programs. Find out about the department, the academic fields we cover, and get to know our staff.

Degree Programs

We offer various courses in English and American studies for beginning and advanced students:
BA English and American Studies
MA English Studies
MA North American Studies
MA The Americas / Las Américas

We also offer courses in teacher training for various school types:
Lehramt Gymnasium
Lehramt Unterrichtsfach (Grund-, Mittel-, Realschule)

Note: Beginning students in the B.A. degree program and the teacher training courses for English must take an aptitude test (Eignungsfeststellungsverfahren) before they can enrol in these degree programs. This is to ensure that language proficiency in English is at a level which will allow them to study successfully.

Sechs Jahre nach dem Oscar-Erfolg von Moonlight – und dem Start der Filmreihe „Black Lives in America“ im Casablanca Filmkunsttheater in Nürnberg – scheint Black Cinema im Mainstream etabliert. Dabei übernehmen vermehrt Frauen die Hauptrollen, sowohl vor als auch hinter der Kamera. Die ausgewählten ...

Patricia Stuelke, associate professor of English at Dartmouth College and author of The Ruse of Repair: US Neoliberal Empire and the Turn from Critique (Duke UP 2021), is our new Humboldt-fellow in American Studies. While at FAU, she joins the Global Sentimentality Project and is at work on a new bo...

Prof. Dr. Zeno Ackermann (Englische Kulturwissenschaft, Universität Würzburg) will speak about "Voice and Articular in Popular Music" Date: 18 Jan 2023 Time: 9.00 am Place: KH 0.0202 For further information, please contact Gerd Bayer at gerd.bayer@fau.de  

This year marks 007's 60th silver screen anniversary, and on the occasion Nuremberg's Casablanca Filmkunsttheater is starting its James Bond film series with friendly assistance of the Department of English and American Studies...