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Sommersemester 2023

Everyday Objects: Introduction to Material Culture (lecture)

Breakfast and Cultural Studies

The Historical Novel Now

Self-Help and American Culture


Wintersemester 2022/2023

Photography Culture (Lecture)

Diaries, Notebooks, and American Literature

Survey Lecture of English and American Literatures (Tönnies/Ribbat)

Colloquium, English and American Studies (Tönnies/Ribbat)

Sommersemester 2022

Sports and American Studies (B.Ed./B.A.)

American Things: Exploring Material Culture  (M.Ed./M.A.)

Survey Lecture of English and American Literature

Colloquium; English and American Literature and Culture

Wintersemester 2021/22

American Photography

Painting People: Art and Cultural Studies

Elizabeth Bishop

Sommersemester 2021

Seminar: Food and American Studies

Seminar: Henry James & Edith Wharton

Seminar: American Journalism in the Digital Age

Wintersemester 2020/21

(mit Prof. Tönnies): Survey of British and American Literatures

(mit Prof. Tönnies): Colloquium, British and American Studies

Seminar: Pop Art Now

Seminar: Short Stories and American Culture, 2000-2020

Sommersemester 2020

(mit Prof. Tönnies) Survey Lecture of English and American Literatures

(mit Prof. Tönnies) Colloquium British Studies / American Studies

Seminar: American Memoirs

Seminar: Hemingway and Gender Studies


Wintersemester 2019/20

American Speeches

Nature Writing

German Refugees and American Culture (1933 to the Present)

Sommersemester 2019

Contemporary American Fiction

La Frontera: The Border and American Culture

(mit Prof Tönnies): Survey Lecture of English and American Literatures

(mit Prof. Tönnies): Kolloquium für Masterstudierende

Wintersemester 2018/19

Writing Addiction

American Photography

Poetry and the City

Sommersemester 2018

Guns and American Culture

Martin Luther King, Jr. as Activist and Icon

Poetry and Popular Culture

American Short Stories

Sommersemester 2015
  • American Portraits
  • Steven Spielberg and American Culture
  • Edith Wharton
  • Survey of English and American Literatures (Tönnies/Ribbat)
Wintersemester 2014/15
  • American Essays
  • Rich People
  • Pop Art
  • Stephen Crane
Sommersemester 2014
  • Reading Restaurants
  • Key Issues in American Cultue
  • American Sounds
  • Writers and Popular Culture
  • Survey of English and American Literatures (Tönnies/Ribbat)
Wintersemester 2013/14
  • Religion in the United States
  • Basketball and American Culture
  • Modernist Fiction
  • Contemporary American Literature
  • Kolloquiuum
Sommersemester 2013
  • Modern American Drama
  • Survey of English and American Literatures (Tönnies/Ribbat)
  • Martin Scorsese
  • The Great African American Migration
Wintersemester 2012/13
  • Mark Twain
  • Elections and Inaugurations
  • Photography and American Culture
  • Elizabeth Bishop
Sommersemester 2012
  • American Art
  • City Poems
  • American Sportswriting
  • The Art of Condensation
Wintersemester 2011/12
  • Speeches in American History
  • Reading Las Vegas
  • Joan Didion
  • The Culture of Self-Help
Sommersemester 2011
  • Proseminar: Immigrant Literature
  • Proseminar: American Childhood
  • Hauptseminar: Henry James
  • Hauptseminar: Exploring the Midwest
Wintersemester 2010/11
  • Proseminar: Early American Literature
  • Hauptseminar: American Literature at War
  • Hauptseminar: Driving: American Narratives of the Road
  • Hauptseminar: Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

Wintersemester 2009/10
  • Vorlesung: Survey Lecture: American Literature
  • Hauptseminar: American Foodways
  • Hauptseminar (mit Prof. Claudia Öhlschläger, Komparatistik): Dokumentarische Konzepte
  • Oberseminar: Research Colloquium
Sommersemester 2009
  • Vorlesung: American Photography: Images and Cultural History
  • Proseminar: Graphic Novels
  • Hauptseminar: David Foster Wallace
  • Oberseminar: Key Issues in American Culture
Wintersemester 2008/09
  • Proseminar: Stephen Crane
  • Hauptseminar (und Übung): The Civil Rights Movement
  • Hauptseminar: Narrative Journalism
  • Oberseminar: Post-Vietnam America
Sommersemester 2008
  • Vorlesung und Übung: American Art and Architecture
  • Proseminar: Contemporary American Drama: Neil LaBute
  • Hauptseminar: Writing and Boxing
  • Oberseminar: American Essays
Wintersemester 2007/08
  • Vorlesung und Übung: American Literature – Survey Lecture
  • Proseminar: 19th Century Poetry: Walt Whitman/Emily Dickinson
  • Hauptseminar: Edith Wharton
  • Hauptseminar: Documenting Poverty
Sommersemester 2007
  • Übung: Analysekurs Literatur
  • Übung: Science Writing
  • Proseminar: Early American Literature
  • Hauptseminar: American Poetry: The 1950s
  • Hauptseminar: The Contemporary American Memoir

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