Welcome to Literary Studies


Literary studies at the University of Erfurt brings together research in various disciplines concerned with forms, media, and practices of representation. These disciplines include Comparative literature, German literature, American literature, English literature, and Romance and Slavic studies.

The degree programmes we offer include

  • literary studies as a major or minor field of study in the BA programme
  • literary studies as an MA
  • literary studies as a programme in further education

At the University of Erfurt, literary studies is a transdisciplinary field that combines the study of multiple European and American literatures in relation to each other. 


TZM-Colloquium: summer semester 2022
TZM-Colloquium: Events in the summer semester of 2022 You can find the program for the colloquium here.
New issue of LIT ERA TUR Here
A new definition of the F-word Here

From 18 March to 26 April, the foyer of the Centre for Communication and Information (KIZ) on the University of Erfurt campus will host the travelling exhibition "Jorge Semprún. A European Life in the 20th Century" organised by the Ettersberg…

The research group "Cultural Techniques of Collecting" at the University of Erfurt will conclude its work of the past years with a symposium on 10/11 November. The symposium is open to the public and is entitled "Collecting in, collecting up,…