English and American Studies

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English and American Studies comprises much more than intensive language study to acquire advanced knowledge in oral and written English. It encourages critical thinking, expands discursive skills in both mother tongue and foreign language and increases intercultural competence.

In addition to an in-depth study of current English, which includes an intensive examination of its structure, varieties and origins, our departments enable students to develop skills in the analysis of and reflection on literature and to acquire a broader knowledge of the cultures, literatures and history of the Anglophone countries.

On this basis, English and American Studies brings applied perspectives to all subject areas. These relate, for example, to the learning and teaching of foreign languages, but also to the inclusion of media study aspects in the treatment of issues in literary and cultural studies.


The professorships of American Literature and British Literature at the University of Erfurt announce the 2020 Essay Prize for scholarly papers in literatures in English.

We are looking for tutors for the lecture course "Introduction to American Literary History"...

The examination for module AA03#99 is postponed to the autumn/fall term 2020/21. The O-phase will be extended by one semester, so that students have no disadvantages. Further information about the procedure and dates will be published on our…

The spring/summer semester starts on 4 May 2020. For the time being, all classes will be taught in virtual room. Please consult the e-learning platform of your respective classes.

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