American Literature and Culture

Research

On this page, you can find a selection of projects and research areas in which the Department of American Literature and Culture is currently engaged.

Literature and Culture as Research Field

The University of Stuttgart’s Department of American Literature and Culture follows, in its diverse research interests and interdisciplinary cultural studies, the direction established by American Studies in North America. This includes a research field that reaches across subjects, and using a variety of theoretic and conceptual approaches, illuminates myriad aspects of American literature and culture.

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Research Projects

Prof. Dr. Marc Priewe, Jana Keck M.A.

Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks in Historical
Newspaper Repositories, 1840-1914.“ (DFG, 2017-2019)

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Recent Publications

Review of Priewe, Marc. "Textualizing Illness: Medicine and Culture in New England, 1620-1730". (2014) in Amerikastudien/American Studies 60.4. Heidelberg: Winter, 2016.

Link to publication

Priewe, Marc, Frederike Offizier und Ariane Schröder, eds. Crossroads in American Studies: Transnational and Biocultural Encounters. Heidelberg: Winter, 2016.

Link to publication

Presentations

Whit Frazier Peterson, M.A. from the American Studies department of the University of Stuttgart will be presenting his paper, "The Afrofuturist Historical Novel" at the American Literary Association conference in Boston on May 23, 2019.

Whitney Frazier Peterson, M.A. will give a talk on “The Black Arts Movement and
the Esoteric Afrofuturism of Sun Ra” at the Graduate Student Conference
“American Cultures of Dissent” at the University of Leipzig on April 28, 2018.

Link to the Presentation

Contact

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Prof. Dr.

Marc Priewe

Head of Department American Literature and Culture

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