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Ariane Schröder, M.A.


Campus Neues Palais 10
House 19, Room 1.30


consulting hours
During the Summer Break:
July 24, 11-12
August 28, 13-14
October 2, 11-12


I am a research assistant and lecturer at the American Studies Department of the University of Potsdam where I currently write my PhD thesis on contagious disease in American literature and culture. 

Research Interests

My research interests include biocultures, body theory, Gothic literature, and the cultural history of medicine. 


  • Introduction to U.S. American Cultural Studies
  • Body Culture
  • The 1950s in American Literature and Culture
  • American Transcendentalism
  • American Gothic Literature
  • Southern Gothic
  • Contagious Disease in American Literature and Culture