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American Studies / Anglophone Literatures and Cultures - Prof. Dr. Sylvia Mayer

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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 and Environmental Humanities
  • The Cultural Imagination of (Global) Risk
  • Energy Humanities
  • Transnational, Intercultural, Transcultural Studies
  • African American Studies
  • Film and Intermediality Studies
  • Queer and Gender Studies
  • Feminist Media Studies
  • History of Knowledge
  • Life Writing
DFG-Project "Contemporary American Risk Fiction" (in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Jeanne Cortiel, Professor of North American Studies)

DFG-Project "Economy and Epistemology of Gossip in 19th- and early 20th-Century US-American Literature and Culture" (Dr. Katrin Horn)

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