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Seminar für Englische Philologie
Abteilung Nordamerikastudien / American Studies
Käte-Hamburger-Weg 3
37073 Göttingen

Tel. +49-551-39-7587

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News and Events

Welcome to the American Studies Section of the English Department!

New Arrival: The Literary Life of Things

BT_Litlife-xssize Babette B. Tischleder's The Literary Life of Things: Case Studies in American Fiction is out now. Please visit the publisher's webpage: Campus
International distribution by Chicago University Press.
Engaging a great range of American literature from Harriet Beecher Stowe and Edith Wharton to Vladimir Nabokov and Jonathan FranzenThe Literary Life of Things illuminates scenes of animation that disclose the aesthetic, affective, and ethical dimensions of our entanglement with the material world. For more details, please see here.

Stellenausschreibung am Graduiertenkolleg

GraKo_logoDas Graduiertenkolleg 1787 "Literatur und Literaturvermittlung im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung" besetzt zum 01.10.2014 sieben Stellen einer wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin / eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters zur Promotion mit 65 % der regelmäßigen wöchentl. Arbeitszeit (zzt. 25,87 Std./Woche) befristet für die Dauer von 2 Jahren mit Entgelt nach Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L.
Bitte richten Sie Ihre Bewerbung bis zum 12.05.2014 an: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, GRK 1787, Claudia Stockinger und Simone Winko, Heinrich-Düker-Weg 12, 37073 Göttingen, Tel. 0551/39-20798, E-Mail: Ausführliche Infos:

Conference "Cultures of Obsolescence in North America: Aesthetics, Materiality, History"

Obsolescence TVThe conference, hosted by the English Department and the Lichtenberg Kolleg, took place in June 2013 in the Historic Observatory at Göttingen. It started with a keynote by Prof. Bill Brown of the University of Chicago on the topic of "The Obsolescence of the Human." Please see the conference website for pictures and more details.

Student Exchange Program with the University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, OKA new exchange program with the UCO in Edmond, Oklahoma, is in its second year. Each academic year, up to three Göttingen students are given the opportunity to take part in an exchange of one to two semesters. The program is open to all students of the SEP. More information is available online or by contacting Marleen Knipping, M.A.

New Books by Our Faculty

Hamscha_cool_xsTo find out about publications written or edited by members of the American Studies section of the English Department, please click here. Books published recently include The Literary Life of Things: Case Studies in American Fiction (Babette B. Tischleder), Is It Cause It's Cool? Affective Encounters with American Culture (ed. Susanne Hamscha, Astrid M. Fellner, Klaus Heissenberger, and Jennifer Moos), and The Fiction of America: Performance and the Cultural Imaginary in Literature and Film (Susanne Hamscha).

Our Degree Programs

Aula Prospective students interested in our B.A. or M.A. program "American Studies" can find detailed information on the curriculum, our research, and course offerings in this special section of our website. For individual counseling on the application process, course selections, and career opportunities, please contact Dr. des. Vanessa Künnemann.