Humanities Faculty

Chair for English Literature Studies

Welcome to English Literature and the Lehrstuhl für Englische Literaturwissenschaft

The subject area “English Literature” covers the literature of the UK and Ireland as well as the so called “New Literatures in English” in their entirety, ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. Our curriculum places a particular focus on embedding literature in historical, political, social and cultural contexts. Moreover, various kinds of texts are examined against the background of a broad definition of literature. The department’s profile is oriented towards interdisciplinarity and cultural studies, and specific emphasis is placed on applying and critically reflecting on different models of literary and cultural theory.

Navigating Our Website

Under the “Studies” header, you can find general and practical information on studying English literature (exams, style sheet, guidelines and the reading list).

Here, you also find all information and forms pertaining to exam registration.

More general information on English and American Studies in Bamberg can be found on the "Anglistik" website 

Under the “Research” header,  you can find information on the department’s research foci, projects and publications.

Under the “Staff” header,  you can find information on the members of department’s staff.

Under the “Events” header, you can find information on past and upcoming guest lectures and seminars, Bamberg University English Drama Group performances, field trips and conferences.

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