Prof. Dr. Christine Gerhardt


Lectures (all modules)

  • American Literature I (Colonial Era - Romanticism)
  • American Literature II (Realism - Postmodernism)

Seminars (Basic Module)

  • Introduction to British and American Cultural Studies
  • Introduction to English and American Literary Studies

Seminars (Advanced and Specialization Module)

  • American Studies and the Planetary: Perspectives, Histories, Futures (in conjunction with Yildiz Asar's Übung "Storied Planet: Ecological Crisis, Anthropocene, and American Studies", forming an optional 10-ECTS-module: The Planetary)
  • Immigration and Exile in America: Historical and Literary Perspectives (with Prof. Dr. Sabine Freitag)
  • Walt Whitman in American Culture (with Prof. Ed Folsom, University of Iowa)
  • "Jump at the Sun": Women of the Harlem Renaissance
  • Contemporary Arab-American Culture (with Prof. Dr. Lale Behzadi)
  • Herman Melville's Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
  • Exam Preparation American Literature (Repetitorium für Lehrämter)
  • Nature and Environment in Nineteenth-Century American History, Literature, and Culture (with Prof. Dr. Sabine Freitag)
  • Green Popular Culture? Environmentalism and American Film (with Dr. Judith Rauscher)
  • Emily Dickinson and 19th-Century Popular Culture
  • The American Presidency: History, Literature, Culture (18th-21st Century) (with Prof. Dr. Sabine Freitag)
  • The Challenges of Intersectionality: Race and Gender in German and American Literature & Culture (with Judith Rauscher)
  • The American Civil War – History, Literature, Film (with Prof. Dr. Sabine Freitag)
  • Arab-American Literature (with Prof. Dr. Lale Behzadi)
  • The Politics of American Poetry
  • From Puritan Romance to Cross-Dressing Action Comedy: Nineteenth-Century Women's Novels
  • Whitman, Dickinson, and Ecocriticism 
  • American Photography and Cultural History
  • The Nineteenth-Century Novel Now: Reexamining Key Moments in American Literature
  • Walt Whitman
  • "Wie man eine Geschichte erzählt": German and American Short Stories
  • Friendship in German and American Literature 
  • Walt Whitman and American Culture
  • Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Michelle Obama: First Ladies and American Political Culture
  • Stories for a New Century: Contemporary American Literature
  • Migration Now: America's Literature of Movement
  • Nature and Economy in Toni Morrison's Novels
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Beyond Migration and Diaspora: The New Mobilities Paradigm (Oberseminar, with Prof. Dr. Christoph Houswitschka)
  • Theories of Nature, Theories of Mobility: New Directions in Literary and Cultural Studies (Oberseminar)
  • Contemporary Cultural and Literary Theory: Ecocriticism (Oberseminar, with Prof. Dr. Christoph Houswitschka)
  • Issues in Contemporary Literary & Cultural Theory (Oberseminar, with Prof. Dr. Christoph Houswitschka)
  • Forschungsseminar und Betreuungsübung (BA, MA and Teacher Degree)