American Studies

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...

In a great success for researchers at the Department of English and American Studies, the German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved funding for two new research training groups: “Die Konstruktionsgrammatische Galaxis” and “Literatur und Öffentlichkeit in differenten Gegenwartskulturen.” The Con...

"Global Melodrama – Das Melodram im Weltkino" is a film series organized in cooperation with the Filmhaus Nürnberg. Starting May 20, the series features 10 films from classical Hollywood to contemporary melodrama. Introduced by renowned experts, the films will be shown in the original language versi...

In trauriger Anteilnahme verabschieden wir uns von unserem langjährigen Kollegen Prof. Dr. Dieter Meindl, der am 3. Februar 2022 leider verschieden ist. Viele von uns haben ihn als einen klugen, geistreichen und gelegentlich auch eigenwilligen Kollegen in Erinnerung, dessen Expertise im Bereich der ...

Taking an examination of US-American reeducation policies in Germany and Japan after World War II from a comparative and transnational perspective as its point of departure the conference broadens the focus beyond this specific geographical constellation and beyond the period of the immediate postwar to problematize and discuss the concept of “reeducation” in a broader sense.

The Department of English and American Studies congratulates Prof. Dr. Heike Paul on receiving the Bayerischer Maximiliansorden für Wissenschaft und Kunst, the state of Bavaria's highest award. The laudation honors her as one of the most important Americanists in Germany...

From November 5 to November 20, 2021 Erlangen's Black History Weeks will take place as a series of individual events. This year's events place their focus on racism in art and culture...