Master Program in Border Studies

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Our Student Handbooks provide detailed information on degrees and exam procedures (where applicable).

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Legal Notice - Impressum

Legal notice (Impressum; in German)


Due to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Department of British, North American, and Anglophone Studies, like all other academic departments at Saarland University, has been shut down and will only be carrying on its affairs in emergency operation mode.

You will be able to reach the members of the Department and our teaching staff via e-mail. For general questions, please contact: english_department [at] uni-saarland.de

All exams will have to be postponed and will be re-scheduled. We have also pushed the submission deadline for all term papers back to May 11, 2020. Please stay tuned for further changes.

Please stay healthy and safe!
Prof. Dr. Astrid M. Fellner


 

Your Studies

We offer a BA program "World English, Literatures and Cultures" and a new BA program "English: Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures" as well as the full range of degrees for prospective school teachers (Lehramt an Gymnasien und Gesamtschulen, Lehramt an Realschulen und Gesamtschulen, Lehramt an Hauptschulen und Gesamtschulen, Lehramt an beruflichen Schulen). We offer a MA program "English, American, and Anglophone Studies" as well as a new MA program "American Studies/British Studies/English Linguistics." NamLitCult is part of the new MA program "Border Studies."

 

Course Registration

Course Registration for the summer term 2020 will start on 09 March 2020.

Check LSF for details on individual times/classes.

 

Courses

Courses Summer 2020

In the summer term 2020 NamLitCult is offering the following classes:

For additional information and detailed descriptions, look up the summer term course pages. All departmental courses are also listed in the course directory (LSF) maintained by the university.

 

Prof. Dr. Astrid M. Fellner

Prof. Dr. Astrid M. Fellner and Dr. Svetlana Seibel
VL "Westward We Go! The Literatures of the American and Canadian Wests"

Tue, 12-14

 

Prof. Astrid M. Fellner
UE/VL "Foundations of Cultural Studies"
Wed, 10-12h

Geöffnet für Gender-Zertifikat: Basismodul
Geöffnet für Zertifikat Angewandte Pop-Studien: Pflichtmodul 1: Interdisziplinäre Einführung in die Popkultur


“North American Borderlands: Histories and Cultural Practices”
Advanced Module C 2: Border Cultures im Master “Border Studies”
HS Advanced Topics im Kernfachmaster “American Studies / British Studies / English Linguistics”
Master "Lateinamerika"

Blockseminar
Dates: April 6-7 and May 22-23, 2020
Monday, April 6: 12.00-18.30 h
Tuesday, April 7: 12.00-18.00 h
Friday, May 22: 12.00-18.30h
Saturday, May 23: 9.30-15.30h

 

BA/MA/STEX Colloquium
Tue, 16-18
A 5 3, room 2.03


This colloquium consists of two parts:
1) “Blockkolloquium” in April for those students who will participate in the oral state exam (LAG, LAR, LAB). All topics can be presented and discussed. Please bring handouts for your brief presentations. This “Blockkolloquium” will take place on Friday, April 3.
Please sign up for the Blockkolloquium via email by March 30, 2020 (amerikanistik[at]mx.uni-saarland.de).

2) Workshop for those students who will write/or are working on their BA, MA or Staatsexamensarbeit. A major goal of this course is to guide students through the process of writing a research paper. All candidates in NamLitCult who are working on a written thesis are therefore encouraged to attend regularly.
This colloquium starts on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Further meetings will be announced in the first session.
Please sign up via LSF.


Research Colloquium
Tue, 18-20
A 5 3, room 2.03

This research colloquium offers writers of Ph.D. dissertations a forum for presentations of their work-in-progress. It will start on April 21, 2020.

Click here for more information.

 

Prof. Paul Morris

Guest Professor from Université de Saint-Boniface

HS "Canadian Literature and the Representation of Animals"

Blockseminar: in May (exact dates/times to be announced asap)

Click here for more information.

 

Dr. Svetlana Seibel

Prof. Dr. Astrid M. Fellner and Dr. Svetlana Seibel
VL "Westward We Go! The Literatures of the American and Canadian Wests"

Tue, 12-14

Click here​​​​​​​ for more information.

 

Madgalena Pfalzgraf

PS "West African Women’s Writing in English"
North American Literary and Cultural Studies, Transanglophone Studies
Wed, 10-12

Geöffnet für Zertifikat Gender Studies: Aufbaumodul 1: Gender in historischer Perspektive

Click here​​​​​​​ for more information.

 

Dr. Arlette Warken

PS "American Short Fiction"
Thu, 14-16

Click here​​​​​​​ for more information.

 

Bärbel Schlimbach, M.A.

"Introduction to Media Studies: Screening Eastwood"
Wed, 14-16

Geöffnet für Zertifikat Gender Studies: Aufbaumodul 2: Aktuelle Fragestellungen der Genderforschung
Geöffnet für Zertifikat Angewandte Pop Studien: Pflichtmodul 1: Interdisziplinäre Einführung in die Popkultur

Click here​​​​​​​ for more information.

 

Mag. Payman Rezwan

UE CS II U.S. "Who Is America? Representation of U.S. History, Culture and Society in Music and on TV"
Blockveranstaltung:
Thursday, 23 April 2020: 13.00-19.00
Friday, 24 April 2020: 13.00-19.00
Saturday, 25 April 2020: 9.00-15.00
Saturday, 20 June 2020: 9.00-15.00

Geöffnet für Zertifikat Angewandte Pop-Studien: Pflichtmodul 1: Interdisziplinäre Einführung in die Popkultur

​​​​​​​Click here​​​​​​​ for more information.

 

Lisa Johnson, M.A.

UE CS II U.S. "Hip-Hop Music in the USA: History, Culture and Styles"
Thu, 14-16

Geöffnet für Zertifikat Angewandte Pop-Studien: Pflichtmodul 1: Interdisziplinäre Einführung in die Popkultur

​​​​​​​Click here​​​​​​​ for more information.

 

 

Courses

Courses Winter 2019/2020

In the winter term 2019/20 NamLitCult is offering the following classes:

For additional information and detailed descriptions, look up the winter term course pages. All departmental courses are also listed in the course directory (LSF) maintained by the university.

 

Prof. Dr. Astrid M. Fellner

VL Doing American Studies
Tue, 12-14
B 3 2, lecture hall 003
First Session: Oct. 22, 2019

HS Refugee Writings and Stories of Migration
C 5 3, Raum 1.20
Lehrveranstaltung teilweise geblockt:
Wednesday, 10-12
Zusätzlich zwei Blocktermine:
Friday, January 17, 2020, 13-18h and Saturday, January 18, 2020, 9-13h
First Session: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019


UE CS II North America: Race, Class, Gender in Borderlands Films and Music
together with Mag. Klaus Heissenberger
MA Border Studies:
Specialization Module C1: Interculturality and Diversity
Crossgelistet für Masterstudiengang Lateinamerika
Blocklehrveranstaltung:
Freitag, 18.10.19: 14.30-19.30
Samstag, 19.10.19: 10.00-12.30
Freitag, 13.12.19: 14.30-19.30
Samstag, 14.12.19: 10.00-12.30
Freitag, 31.01.20: 14.30-19.30
Samstag, 01.02.20: 10.00-12.30
C 5 3, room 1.20


Anrechenbar für Zertifikat Gender Studies (Aufbaumodul 2: Aktuelle Fragestellungen der Genderforschung)
Anrechenbar für Zertifikat Angewandte Pop Studien (Pflichtmodul 1: Interdisziplinäre Einführung in die Popkultur)


BA/MA/STEX Colloquium
Tue, 16-18
A 5 3, room 2.03


This workshop-like colloquium allows candidates (BA-students, MA-students and Stex-students) to talk about the topics of their theses and the topics for their oral exams.

This colloquium consists of two parts:
1) “Blockkolloquium” in October for those students who will participate in the oral state exam (LAG, LAR, LAB). All topics can be presented and discussed. Please bring handouts for your brief presentations. This “Blockkolloquium” will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019.
Please sign up for the Blockkolloquium (amerikanistik[at]mx.uni-saarland.de).


2) Workshop for those students who will write/or are working on their BA, MA or Staatsexamensarbeit. A major goal of this course is to guide students through the process of writing a research paper. All candidates in NamLitCult who are working on a written thesis are therefore encouraged to attend regularly.

This colloquium starts on October 22, 2019. The exact dates of when these workshops will meet will be published on our website and on the notice board of the department.
Please sign up via LSF.


Research Colloquium
Tue, 18-20
A 5 3, room 2.03

This research colloquium offers writers of Ph.D. dissertations a forum for presentations of their work-in-progress. It will start on October 22, 2019.

 

Click here for more information.

 

Dr. Svetlana Seibel

Introduction to Cultural Studies I: North America
Fri, 12-14
B 3 1, Lecture Hall I

PS Dracula in America, America in Dracula: The Transatlantic (Un)life of a Legend
Mon, 14-16
C 5 3, room E 20

Click here for more information.

 

Dr. Arlette Warken

PS 20th Century American Drama
Thu, 14-16
C 5 3, room 120

Click here​​​​​​​ for more information.

 

Magdalena Pfalzgraf

PS NamLitCult and PS TAS: Southern Africa's Literary Urbanities: Fiction from South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Zambia
Wed, 16-18
C 5 3, room U13

Click here​​​​​​​ for more information.

 

Bärbel Schlimbach, M.A.

Introduction to Media Studies
Wed, 14-16
C 5 3, room 4.08

Anrechenbar für Zertifikat Gender Studies (Aufbaumodul 2: Aktuelle Fragestellungen der Genderforschung)

Click here​​​​​​​ for more information.

 

Mag. Payman Rezwan

UE CS II North America: Headlock On Reality: How Professional Wrestling Reflects U.S. Culture
Blockveranstaltung
Thur, Oct. 17, 2019, 13:00-19:00 (C 5 3, room 1.19)
Fri, Oct. 18, 2019, 13:00-19:00 (C 5 3, room U13)
Sat, Oct. 19, 2019, 9:00-15:00 (C 5 3, room U13)
Sat, Dec. 14, 2019, 9:00-15:00 (C 5 3, room U13)

Anrechenbar für Zertifikat Angewandte Pop Studien (Pflichtmodul 1: Interdisziplinäre Einführung in die Popkultur)

Click here​​​​​​​ for more information.

 

Lisa Johnson

UE CS II North America: Reggae Music: From Jamaica to the World
Thu, 14-16
C 5 3, room U13


Anrechenbar für Zertifikat Angewandte Pop Studien (Pflichtmodul 1: Interdisziplinäre Einführung in die Popkultur)

​​​​​​​Click here​​​​​​​ for more information.

 

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Leseliste

Leseliste (SoSe 2018) for BA and LA students

You can find the new 'Leseliste BA/LA 2018' here.  Please make sure to carefully check the information concerning the Leselistenklausur (Rotation etc.) available on the departmental website (click here and consult the information for your respective study program).

A folder from which you can copy the relevant poems and short stories for the North American section of the Leseliste exam is available in SULB. Please check the folder "Leseliste: North American Literary and Cultural Studies" in the "Handapparat" shelf (next to the entrance to Lesesaal).


Oral Exams (MA, Staatsexamen)

Seminar Papers / BA Theses / MA Theses / STEX Theses

Prospective Students

If you are interested in our MA program, please contact Dr. Cornelia Gerhardt at  c.gerhardt(at)mx.uni-saarland.de.