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Welcome to North American Literary and Cultural Studies at Saarland University
North American Literary and Cultural Studies (NAMLitCult) is a section of the Department of British, North American, and Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at Saarland University.
Dedicated to the study of the literatures and cultures of North America, our research and teaching engages North American literatures and cultures from early colonial encounters to postmodern cultural practices. While we study the literary and visual cultures from the colonial period up to the 21st century, there is a strong focus on early American literatures, Latino/a literature, feminist literature, Canadian literature, and the global dimensions of U.S. American 20th-century literature.
In general, our research projects take transdisciplinary, transhemispheric, and comparative approaches and include the theories and methods of Cultural Studies, Body Studies and Gender Studies.