Master's Program in Border Studies

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Student Handbooks

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

Lehrämter:

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Master:

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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 winter term 2021/2021 will start on Monday, 13 September 2021 at 3 p.m.

Check LSF for further details.

 

Courses

Courses Winter 2021/22

In the winter term 2021/22 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

together with Dr. Magdalena Pfalzgraf
VL Memories of Diversity / Diversity of Memories
Wed, 10-12

HS Remembering 9/11 in Pandemic Times
(Graduate) Seminar for NamLitCult students (BA/MA/Stex)
Vorbesprechung online; Blockseminar hybrid in-class


HS Cultural Encounters in Europe
MA Border Studies: Specialization Module C1: Interculturality and Diversity
MA American Studies: Research Focus Module
Anrechenbar für Zertifikat Angewandte Pop Studien: Pop-Projekt

All meetings online:
Tuesday, 14 Sept. 2021: 10-12: Constituent meeting of participants and curators from each country
Tuesday, 14 Sept. 2021: 13-16.30: Borders, Media, and Cultural Studies Research (online)
Wednesday, 15 Sept. 2021: 13-15
Thursday, 16 Sept. 2021: 13-16
Friday, 17 Sept 2021: 10-12: Introduction to Ethnographic Research Methods (online)
Friday, Sep. 24, 2021: 13-15: Q&A with the Service Team
Monday, 04 Oct. 2021: 10-12
Monday, 11 Oct. 2021: 10-12 and 13-15
Friday, 19 Nov. 2021: 12-17: Presentation of Project Results

This class should be taken in combination with Klaus Heissenberger’s tutorial “Borderlands Stories: Ethnography, Film, and Photography.”
Please register with Tobias Schank: tobias.schank[at]uni-saarland.de.

 

BA/MA/STEX Colloquium

Tue, 16-18
Online or in 2.03

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 October 19 at 4pm.
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 November 2. The exact dates of when these workshops will meet will be published on our website.
Please sign up via LSF.

 

Research Colloquium
Tue, 18-20

Online / Building A 5 3, room 2.03

 

Click here for more information on Prof. Fellner's classes.

 

Dr. Svetlana Seibel

PS: Narratives of Science in Literature

Mon, 14-16

Click here for more information.

 

Dr. Arlette Warken

PS “It is never just food”: Food in Literature
Thu, 16-18

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

 

Magdalena Pfalzgraf

together with Prof. Dr. Astrid M. Fellner
VL Memories of Diversity / Diversity of Memories
Wed, 10-12

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

 

Dr. Hank Rademacher

Introduction to Cultural Studies: North America
Thu, 12-14

Click here for more information.

 

Bärbel Schlimbach, M.A.

Introduction to Media Studies: Fear the (Un-)Known: Suspense and Mystery in American Movies
Wed, 14-16

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

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

 

Mag. Klaus Heissenberger

UE Borderlands Stories: Ethnography, Film, and Photography
MA Border Studies: Specialization Module C1: Interculturality and Diversity
MA American Studies: Module Research Focus
Anrechenbar für Zertifikat Angewandte Pop Studien: Pop-Projekt

All meetings online:
Tuesday, 14 Sept. 2021: 10-12: Constituent meeting of participants and curators from each country
Tuesday, 14 Sept. 2021: 13-16.30: Borders, Media, and Cultural Studies Research (online)
Wednesday, 15 Sept. 2021: 13-15
Thursday, 16 Sept. 2021: 13-16
Friday, 17 Sept 2021: 10-12: Introduction to Ethnographic Research Methods (online)
Friday, Sep. 24, 2021: 13-15: Q&A with the Service Team
Monday, 04 Oct. 2021: 10-12
Monday, 11 Oct. 2021: 10-12 and 13-15
Friday, 19 Nov. 2021: 12-17: Presentation of Project Results
This class should be taken in combination with Prof. Fellner’s seminar “Cultural Encounters in Europe.”
Please register with Tobias Schank: tobias.schank[at]uni-saarland.de.

Click here for more information.

 

Mag. Payman Rezwan

UE CS II North America: Snoop Dogg, Slipknot & Strait: A Cultural Analysis of America's Main Music Genres
Block: details tba

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

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

 

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Courses

Courses Summer Semester 2021

In the summer term 2021 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.

Most of NamLitCult's classes will take place completely online. For those classes which are planned with on-site activities, the sessions with in-classroom activities are indicated (subject to change in case of changing parameter by the university etc.).

 

Prof. Dr. Astrid M. Fellner

Prof. Dr. Astrid M. Fellner
VL "Populism - Politics and Popular Culture"

Wed, 18-20
Online, plus maybe Filmhaus

Geöffnet für Zertifikat Angewandte Pop-Studien: Pflichtmodul 2: Pop in der Praxis

 

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

Geöffnet für Zertifikat Gender Studies: Basismodul
Geöffnet für Zertifikat Angewandte Pop-Studien: Pflichtmodul 1: Interdisziplinäre Einführung in die Pop-Kultur
Crossgelistet für HoK NF American Studies und NF Gender Studies


Prof. Dr. Astrid M. Fellner
“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”
Crossgelistet für Master "Lateinamerika"
Blockseminar
Friday, April 16:            14-16 h Orientation Meeting: online
Friday, April 23:            14.00-18.30 h: online
Friday, April 30:            12.00-18.30 h: online
Friday, May 14:             12.00-18.30h: if possible on-site (hybrid), default online
Saturday, May 15:         10.00-16.00h: if possible on-site (hybrid), default online

 

Prof. Dr. Astrid M. Fellner
BA/MA/STEX Colloquium
Tue, 16-18
Online

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 Tuesday, April 13 at 4pm.
Please sign up for the Blockkolloquium via email by March 30, 2021 (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 20, 2021. Further meetings will be announced in the first session.
Please sign up via LSF.Please sign up via LSF.


Prof. Dr. Astrid M. Fellner
Research Colloquium
Tue, 18-20
Online

This research colloquium offers writers of Ph.D. dissertations a forum for presentations of their work-in-progress. It will start on April 20, 2021.

Click here for more information on Prof. Fellner's classes.

 

Prof. Paul Morris

Guest Professor from Université de Saint-Boniface

HS "Canadian Literature of the North"
This seminar will be conducted online on the following dates/times:
Monday, June 7: 17.00-19.00 (Introduction)
Friday, June 11: 17.00-20.00
Monday, June 14: 17.00-20.00
Friday, June 18: 17.00-20.00
Monday, June 21: 17.00-20.00
Friday, June 25: 17.00-20.00
Monday, June 28: 17.00-20.00
Friday, July 2: 17.00-20.00 (Conclusion)

Click here for more information.

 

Dr. Svetlana Seibel

PS "Genre and Diversity"
Mon, 14-16
Online

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

 

Dr. Madgalena Pfalzgraf

PS "Between Leisure and Subversion:  Urban Walkers in South African, Zimbabwean, and American Writing"
North American Literary and Cultural Studies and British Literary and Cultural Studies
Wed, 10-12
Online

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

 

Dr. Arlette Warken

PS "'The Elusive Eden:' Literary California"
Thu, 16-18
Online

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

 

Dr. Hank Rademacher

"Introduction to Cultural Studies: North America"
Thu, 12-14
Online

Click here for more information.

 

Bärbel Schlimbach, M.A.

"Introduction to Media Studies: American Road Movies"
Wed, 14-16
Online

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.

 

Dr. Lisa Johnson

UE CS II U.S. "Musical Migrations to North America: Transnational Soundscapes and Cultural Hybridity"
Thu, 14-16
Online
Plus one session on-site (hybrid): Saturday, July 10, 2021: 14-18. Building C 5 3, Room 121.2 (in case on-site is possible in July).

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

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

 

 


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.