Master's Program in Border Studies

Link to Official Cover Sheets

You can find the official coversheets for all exams, seminar papers, presentations etc. via this link.

Student Handbooks

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

Lehrämter:

Links zu Dokumenten für Wirtschaftspädagogik:

Bachelor:

Reading-List Related Information (Leselistenprüfung):

Master:

Legal Notice - Impressum

Legal notice (Impressum; in German)

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 2022 will start on Monday, 14 March 2022 at 3,30 p.m.

Check LSF for further details.

 

Courses

Winter Semester 2022/23

In the winter term 2022/23 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.

Most of NamLitCult's classes are planned to take place in-person / on-campus (subject to change in case of changing parameter by legal regulations, regulations by university etc.).

 

Prof. Dr. Astrid M. Fellner

together with Tobias Schank

UE CS II North America: Race, Class, Gender in Borderlands Films and Music

MA Border Studies: Specialization Module C1: Interculturality and Diversity

Crossgelistet für Masterstudiengang Lateinamerika

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

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

Blocklehrveranstaltung

Freitag, 28.10.22: 13.30-18.30

Samstag, 29.10.22: 10.00-12.30

Freitag, 18.11.22: 13.30-18.30

Samstag, 19.11.22: 10.00-12.30

Freitag, 13.01.23: 13.30-18.30

Samstag, 14.01.23: 10.00-12.30

 

VL: Identity, Diaspora, and Displacement in North American Literatures

Tue, 12-14

 

BA/MA/STEX Colloquium

Tue, 16-18, online

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 October 18, 2022.

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 25, 2022. 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

This research colloquium offers writers of Ph.D. dissertations a forum for presentations of their work-in-progress. It will start on October 25, 2022.

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

 

Dr. Svetlana Seibel

HS: Weavers of Tales: Women Writers and the Homeric Tradition

Mon, 14-16

Anrechenbar für Zertifikat Gender Studies (Aufbaumodul 1: Gender in historischer Perspektive)

Click here for more information.

 

Bärbel Schlimbach, M.A.

PS: Uncanny and Haunting? American Gothic Fiction from the 18th Century to the Present

Wed., 14-16

Click here for more information.

 

Dr. Arlette Warken

PS: In Other Wor(l)ds: Margaret Atwood’s Short Fiction and Poetry

Thursday, 16-18

Click here for more information.

 

Isis Luxenburger

Introduction to Media Studies – Stereotypes and Identities in Modern Family (2009-2020)

Mo 10-12

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

Anrechenbar für Zertifikat Gender Studies

Click here for more information.

 

Payman Rezwan

UE CS II North America: Born In The USA: The Representation Of Minorities In Music And On TV

Geblockt: details tba

Pop-Zertifikat: Pflichtmodul 1: Interdisziplinäre Einführung in die Popkultur

Click here for more information.

 

Danielle Kopf-Giammanco

Introduction to Cultural Studies North America

Thursday, 12-14

B 3 1, Lecture hall I

Click here for more information.

 

Courses

Summer Semester 2022

In the summer term 2022 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 are planned to take place in-person / on-campus (subject to change in case of changing parameter by legal regulations, regulations by university etc.).

 

Prof. Dr. Astrid M. Fellner

VL "Women Life Writings"
Tue, 12-14
A 1 7, Großer Hörsaal


UE/VL "Foundations of Cultural Studies"
Wed, 10-12h
B 2 1, Lecture hall 0.02.1

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


“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, 29 April:14-18.30
Saturday, 30 April: 10-15
Friday, 13 May: 12-17h
Saturday, 14 May: 10-15
Saturday, May 20: all day (excursion, strongly recommended)


BA/MA/STEX Colloquium
Tue, 16-18
A 2 2, room 1.20.1 / online

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 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 8, 2022, starting at 4 p.m.
Please sign up for the Blockkolloquium via email by March 30, 2022 (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 12, 2022. Further meetings will be announced in the first session.
Please sign up via LSF.


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 12, 2022.

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

 

Prof. Paul Morris

Guest Professor from Université de Saint-Boniface

HS "The Theatre of Indigenous Peoples in Canada"
This seminar will be conducted on the following dates/times:
Friday, June 10: 17:00 – 19:00
Monday, June 13: 17:00 – 20:00
Friday, June 17: 17:00 – 20:00
Monday, June 20: 17:00 – 20:00
Friday, June 24: 17:00 – 20:00
Monday, June 27: 17:00 – 20:00
Friday, July 1: 17:00 – 20:00
Monday, July 4: 17:00 – 20:00
All sessions are planned on campus: C 5 3, room 1.20.

Click here for more information.

 

Dr. Svetlana Seibel

PS "Salem and Beyond: Historical Witch Trials in North American Literature"
Mon, 14-16
A 2 2, room 120.1

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Dr. Madgalena Pfalzgraf

PS "Indian classical music in contemporary literature in English: Representations of the Raag in selected novels by Amit Chaudhuri and Neelum Saran Gou"
North American Literary and Cultural Studies
Wed, 10-12
A 2 2, room 2.13

Click here for more information.

 

Dr. Arlette Warken

PS "North American Coming-of-Age Stories"
Thu, 16-18
A 2 2, 120.1

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

 

Dr. Hank Rademacher / Danielle Kopf-Giammanco

"Introduction to Cultural Studies: North America"
Thu, 12-14
B 3 1, Lecture hall I

Click here for more information.

 

Bärbel Schlimbach, M.A.

"Introduction to Media Studies: Representations of Equal Rights Movements and Gender in American (Biographical) Movies"
Wed, 14-16
A 2 2, 120.1

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 North America "Performing Culture: The Jamaican Dancehall in American Popular Culture"
Blockseminar:
Friday, April 22: 12-18:30
Saturday, April 23: 9:30-15:30
Friday, June 10: 12-18.30
Saturday, June 11: 9.30-15.30
All sessions are planned on campus: A 2 2, room 120.1.

Geöffnet für Zertifikat Angewandte Pop-Studien: Pflichtmodul 1: Interdisziplinäre Einführung in die Popkultur and Pflichtmodul 2: Pop in der Praxis

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

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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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.