English Studies

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...

As part of the appointment process for the chair of English Studies: Literature and Culture, the candidates will hold their talks on April 22 and 23, 2021. These online lectures are open to FAU students and faculty. If you want to participate, please send an e-mail from your FAUmail address to phil-...

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.

Our departmental library has reopened. Currently, no more than 20 persons may visit the library at a time. If you plan to study at or work from the library for a longer period of time, you must register at the counter and fill out a contact tracing form.

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.

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.

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.