English Studies

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.

Date: 25.04.2024 Time: 12.30-14.00 Location: Ausstellungsraum, Universitätsbibliothek Erlangen-Nürnberg (Schuhstraße 1a, 91054 Erlangen) "Indigeneity, ‘Americanity’, Nathaniel Hawthorne's Romance with Settler Colonial Capitalism" Donald E. Pease is Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in ...

Unfortunately, the lecture has to be canceled due to illness. Termin: 14. Mai 2024, 19:00 Uhr Ort: Orangerie (Schlossgarten 1, Erlangen) In this illustrated talk, Lynn Downey will explain what a dude ranch is, and talk about its 140-year history in the United States. Dude ranching is an impor...

The seminar "Chinatowns and Little Indias" invites all interested students to an EXPERT LAB with Gisela Ecker. Based on the short story "Mrs. Sen's" from Jhumpa Lahiri's short story collection "Interpreter of Maladies" (2000), we will ask how things and food produce "locality" in contexts of de- ...

Venedig sei die unwahrscheinlichste der Städte, lesen wir in Thomas Manns berühmter Künstlernovelle Der Tod in Venedig (1912) eine Behauptung, die nach wie vor mit nicht allzu großem Widerspruch zu rechnen hat. Denn in der Tat: Die Serenissima ist eine städtebauliche Kuriosität sondergleichen, ihre Entstehung in den Fluten des adriatischen Meeres präsentiert sich dem gesunden menschlichen Verstand als irritierende Aberration. Vor allem deswegen fasziniert uns die Lagunenstadt, vor allem deswegen ist sie wie wohl kaum eine andere über die Jahrhunderte hinweg bereist, beschrieben, gemalt, fotografiert und auf Film gebannt worden.

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. We are excited to launch this project this semester and look forward to many more Researchers in Residence in the future. Kicking us off as our first guest is Kristin Mahoney.