American Studies

Everyone is welcome to join us for a screening and discussion of these popular and critically acclaimed TV shows! The selected shows engage with the topic “law and order” in a broad sense:

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.“

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all winter term classes will be taught online. This applies also to the introductory events for first-semester students, which will be held at the beginning of the winter term.

In her new German-language podcast "Corona in den USA: Eine Betrachtung der Krise aus transatlantischer Perspektive" for the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Heike Paul talks about the corona crisis in the U.S., the roles of state governors and the president, as well as societal and political fault lines made visible by the crisis.

In March 2020, Heike Paul has contributed to the Thomas Mann House series “55 Voices for Democracy.” The video is available on YouTube; more information on the series can be found here.

At this year's dissertation awards ceremony of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology, two English and American Studies alumni were honored for their excellent theses.