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.

Alina Aulbur was awarded the President’s Prize at this year’s 30th anniversary Burney Society UK Conference in Greenwich. The Burney Society UK is dedicated to the study and celebration of the entire Burney family and its history, especially the life and works of Frances Burney – styled the “Mother of English Fiction” by Virginia Woolf. The prize was awarded by society president Peter Sabor for her paper on “Frances Burney’s Literary Exploration: Masculine Women, Female Wits”, in which Alina Aulbur examines Burney’s development of the female wit as a character type that enables the author to subversively contribute to critical discourses on eighteenth-century society.

The Chair for English Cultural and Literary Studies is pleased to announce Henk de Berg as this semester’s Researcher in Residence. The Researcher in Residence is a format designed as an opportunity for students and staff alike to form connections with internationally renowned researchers. The idea is to go beyond the usual types of classes and to be able to get up close and personal with the researcher both on the topic(s) of their research but also their experience in academia in their field and their country. Henk de Berg will spend the week of July 8th through July 12th at FAU and host or participate in various teaching and discussion formats...

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