American Literature


Submissions are now open for the 2023 Essay Prize. The prize is awarded for particularly well written student papers in American or British Literature.


In their contribution to IdeAs: Idées d’Amériques, Ilka Saal and Jade Thomas investigate the form and function of plays-within-plays in contemporary African American drama.

"Slavery and the Post-Black Imagination," edited by Ilka Saal (Erfurt) and Bertram D. Ashe (U of Richmond) received an honorable mention at this year's MLA Prize as a "timely, inventive, and pathbreaking" publication.

We warmly congratulate our student Ciara Olzog and happily announce her paper as the winner of the Essay Prize for Papers in English and American Literatures 2022!


Verena Ferda
(Literary Studies)
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