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.

Prof. Dr. Nadia Butt (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main; Chair of Global Anglophone Literatures and Cultures) will give a guest lecture on the topic Partition Novel as Trauma Fiction: A Postcolonial Reading in the seminar Anglophone Postcolonial Literatures. All interested students and members of...

Jonathan Glazer’s 2023 film The Zone of Interest, based on Martin Amis’ 2014 novel of the same name, garnered international attention with its unique approach to depicting the Holocaust on screen. Winner of two Academy Awards (“Best International Feature” and “Best Sound”), the film is not concerned with showing the atrocities committed in Auschwitz, instead asking the viewer to reflect on the perpetrators’ everyday lives. In the framework of the seminar “Literary Representation of the Shoah” and in cooperation with the Casablanca Nürnberg, the Chair of English Cultural and Literary Studies has organized a screening of the The Zone of Interest.