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)