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We understand "American Culture and Literature" as an interdisciplinary research and teaching project. In cooperation with our partners in Germany and the United States we have developed a number of focal areas. Among these are: Arab-American Studies, Cultures in/of Mobility, Cultural Constructions of Age, Hemispheric American Studies (with particular emphasis on the oceanic spaces of the Caribbean, the Atlantic, and the Pacific), Cultures of Contagion, Security Narratives, the study of U.S. Imperialism, and the Theory of American Studies.

The "American Culture and Literature" section is also part of the Master's Program "Anglophone Modernities" and the Graduate School "Minor Cosmopolitanisms".

News and Events:

  • Lecture Series: Children Crossing Borders: Figurations, Politics, History (details)
  • International Workshop: Thomas Jefferson and Slavery:Reconsidering the “Progressive Patriarch” in German American Studies. Campus Am Neuen Palais 9 November, 2018 (details)


Secretary Office: 

Tel:: +49 - 331/977-1134
Fax: +49 - 331/977-1605
Email: siheinze@​uni-potsdam.de
Web:  https://www.uni-potsdam.de/iaa/department/secretaries.html

Campus Am Neuen Palais
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam
Building 19, Room 1.32


Opening time: 

Mo - Thur 9-11 and 13-15
Fri 9-11