Nordamerikastudien (NAS)

Founded in 2008, North American Studies (NAS) at Leuphana is a growing discipline that promotes the teaching of and research on the cultures and literatures of Canada and the United States. With the success of the White-Indian Relations conference in 2009, the idea of North American Studies at Leuphana took shape. Situated at the Language Center, we approach North American Studies not only from an Anglo-American perspective, but also offer seminars and research in both Spanish (La cultura chicana) as well as French (Études québécoises). Our innovative and interdisciplinary project seminars are directly linked to and profit from our research interests: eco criticism and animal studies; ethnic and religious minorities; indigenous studies; and drama and performance studies. Moreover, our interdisciplinary curriculum introduces students not only to critical scholarship but also to the art of creative fiction and non-fiction.

Seeking to facilitate a dialogue between academia and the public, NAS offers an annual lecture series, Maple Leaf & Stars and Stripes, which brings accomplished scholars and acclaimed writers from North America as well as from Germany to Leuphana. In cooperation with the Zentrum für Nordamerikastudien (ZNAS) at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, NAS was the founding member of the North German Network for North American Studies /Norddeutsches Netzwerk Nordamerikastudien thereby placing Leuphana on the North American Studies map. Most recently, the Embassy of the United States in Berlin has selected the members of NAS as the key creatives and editorial board for the Blog of the American Studies Journal. As a result of these diverse endeavors, NAS continues to contribute to the creation and strengthening of local, national, and transatlantic networks.

For further information please contact
Maryann Henck, Maria Moss, or Sabrina Völz

Si desea obtener más información sobre "La cultura chicana" contacte con
María del Carmen Suñén Bernal

Pour plus d’informations concernant les cours donnés sur le Québec, contactez
Christophe Hohwald

Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Sprachenzentrum