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Chair of North American Studies

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Bücher Nordamerikastudien 1 © Annett Knöspel

The Chair of North American Cultural Studies

Research and teaching at the Chair focus on the history, society and culture of the USA and Canada from precolonial times up to the present. A regular part of teaching is the tripartite survey lecture on social and cultural history, in which connections between economics, politics, society and culture are established. These areas also constitute the focus of the respective seminars and are dealt with in greater detail throughout the studies. The seminars equally focus on popcultural phenomena of society as a whole as well as on individual ethnic groups and subcultures. Furthermore, research interests of the professor and the team build the basis for teaching, for example in lectures dealing with American popular culture (especially in films and TV series), the American West and Western, ethnic groups in North America and transatlantic relations.