Postcolonial Studies / African American StudiesPostcolonial and African American studies inform several English and American Studies research projects in our department. Researchers investigate specific aspects of contemporary and late 20th century Black British novels and drama (Tönnies), Black Studies as intellectual history (Strube), modes of resistance and agency in African American culture (Hartmann) and conjunctions between Civil Rights activism, life writing, and the history of the everyday (Ribbat). We're aiming to expand our international network in these fields. And we would be happy to discuss new projects by junior scholars.
Map of the 1858 Atlantic Cable route
Photo: Von Unbekannt - Howe's Adventures & Achievements of Americans; en:Image:Atlantic_cable_Map.jpg, Gemeinfrei, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=622111
guest talk by Gary Younge, June 12, 2018 © Adelheid Rutenburges
Dirk Night with Armani Cotton
Photo: Miriam Jassmeier
guest talk by Gary Younge, June 12, 2018 © Madita Oeming