Welcome to the Department of English and American Studies at Paderborn University

Our department is committed to a broad perspective on language, literature, and culture in the English-speaking world. We offer degree programs for future teachers (GyGe, GHRGE/BK, Grundschule), a BA and MA program in English and American Literature and Culture, a BA and MA program in Linguistics, and a Ph.D. program open to a wide range of dissertation projects. 30 faculty members bring innovative approaches and international experience to their teaching and research. Guest lecturers from the English-speaking world and various opportunities to study abroad complement our program, building bridges from Paderborn to the UK, the US, Ireland, Canada, India, and Australia.


Dr Andrea Krause, a senior member of the English language practice team, has been teaching at the Department of English and American Studies for twelve years. One of her main fields of expertise is academic writing – and students from countless essay writing seminars have profited considerably from her instruction and feedback. ‘Write to be read’ is one of her firm beliefs, and it is, therefore, hardly surprising that reading is also very…

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Das Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik hat im April erstmalig eine „International Partner Week“ an der Universität Paderborn veranstaltet. Zu Gast waren einige Partneruniversitäten des europäischen Austauschprogramms Erasmus+, darunter das Stranmillis University College in Belfast, das Jesuitenkolleg Ignatianum in Krakau sowie die Universitäten Gdańsk, Le Mans und Mostar. Den vollständigen Artikel finden Sie hier.

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The German-Canadian collaboration "Teaching language internationally" between Paderborn University and the University of Alberta is back in Summer 2023 - Sign up now!

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After having accepted an invitation by Prof. Hohwiller to Paderborn University, renowned British author Alison Moore spent two days at the English Department. The author of the Booker-shortlisted novel The Lighthouse (Cromer: Salt 2012) not only gave a reading on 24 October which was hosted by Prof. Tönnies and Prof. Ribbat, but also conducted a creative writing workshop in one of Prof. Hohwiller’s classes the following day. On both occasions…

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This semester, we want to meet outside for a small picnic: When: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 1-2 pm Where: Lawn across from building L Prof. Dr. Merle Tönnies, Dr. Andrea Krause, and Prof. Dr. Christoph Ribbat will answer all your questions relating to one of the Master's programs: “English and American Literary and Cultural Studies” and “Englischsprachige Literatur und Kultur” Join us for this casual get-together if you're enrolled in one of…

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Forschung zu europäischer kultureller Identität als Jean Monnet Modul ausgezeichnet Den vollständigen Artikel finden Sie hier.

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Mitarbeiterinnen der Universität Paderborn zu Gast an der Kristianstad University in Schweden Den vollständigen Artikel finden Sie hier.

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Universität Paderborn
Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Warburger Straße 100

D- 33098 Paderborn

Prof. Dr. Dominik Rumlich

Stellvertretender Institutssprecher
Prof. Dr. Peter Hohwiller

Angelina Skuratova

Stellvertretende Mittelbausprecherin
Maike Bauer