English Studies: Literature and Culture
Welcome to English Studies: Literature and Culture (Prof. Feldmann and Prof. Freiburg)
English Studies at FAU explores the literatures and cultures of Great Britain and Ireland (as well as other English-speaking countries) and covers the period from the Renaissance to the present day. The two chairs of English Studies, Prof. Doris Feldmann and Prof. Rudolf Freiburg, both emphasise the historical and cultural contingency of literary and cultural production and employ theoretically informed, interdisciplinary perspectives. Prof. Freiburg and his team concentrate more firmly on Literary Studies and the relations between literature and other discourses (including philosophy, the natural sciences and religion), Prof. Feldmann and her team’s focus is on Cultural Studies; she considers cultural representations in a broader sense, including popular culture, cultural history and theory.
Literary and Cultural Studies