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Category: American Studies

This virtual lecture series brings together scholars from around the globe in a series of talks. Project fellow Mark Kelley (Florida International University) will kick off the series on November 12th, 2020 with a talk titled „Alone, Together: Feeling Through 19th-Century Sailors in Eras of Global Isolation.“

Category: Department

The department board has decided that the resits for Grund- and Aufbauseminare usually held at the end of the semester will be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The next resits for these classes will be held at the end of the winter term.

Category: Department, News

In the last couple of days, several measures have been adopted at FAU in response to the coronavirus threat. This post consolidates the most important aspects and specifies them further for the English and American Studies Department:

Category: Conferences, Department, English Studies, Events

The changing media environment of the English Restoration brought forth a sizeable increase in various forms of literary culture, including the birth of large-scale periodical publishing and the ready availability of the letter. Contrary to the widely held consensus that the letter promoted reliability, recent scholarship has stressed the form’s deconstructive potential, allowing both readers and writers to reflect on the mediated nature of writing and the tenuous relationship between sign and reality.