American Studies research in Bayreuth is closely linked to the activities of the Bayreuth Institute for American Studies (BIFAS) which coordinates research projects by researchers from a variety of disciplines and thus marks the transdisciplinary character of American Studies in Bayreuth.

Current research at the chair for American Studies/Anglophone Literatures and Cultures focuses on the following research fields and topics.

·     Ecocriticism / Ecologically Oriented Literary and Cultural Studies

·     Risk Fiction / The Cultural Imagination of (Global) Risk

·     Literature, Culture, Ethics

·     Transnational, Intercultural, Transcultural Literary Studies

·     Literary Spatial Studies

·     African American Studies

·     Film and Intermediality

DFG-Project "Contemporary American Risk Fiction"

(in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Jeanne Cortiel, Professor of North American Studies)

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