American Studies

Welcome to American Studies!

American Studies at Augsburg University builds on an understanding of the United States as shaped by transnational and transcultural processes, both in the present and in the past. This entails a conception of American Studies as North American Studies, which means that beyond our focus on US-American literatures and cultures, other texts produced in the Americas – such as ones originating from Canada or the borderlands between the United States and Mexico – are an integral part of our teaching and research.


  • From the beginning of winter term 2020/2021, the secretary American Studies can be reached again by phone; at the following times:
    • Tuesday
      13:00 till 15:30 h
    • Wednesday
      13:00 till 15:30 h
    • Thursday
      08:00 till 11:00 h 
    • Please note: Short-term changes are still possible
  • Furthr possibility to contact us:
  • Please note that there may be delays in processing due to the current situation. We do our best to keep you up to date and to deal with your concerns.      
  • Prof. Sarkowsky's regular office hours take place on Tuesdays, 11-12, via zoom.

    Please register by the previous Monday 12 noon via email to Mrs. Tausend (
    Please breifly indicate the topic that you would like to talk about (e.g. term paper, thesis, etc.).
    The link for the session will be sent to you by Tuesday morning."

  • All further attendance hours are temporarily suspended or canceled. Information about virtual office hours (if planned) can be found on the pages of the individual lecturers. In urgent cases, please send an email directly to the respective lecturer.










Lectures and more

Große Werke der Literatur XVI, Winter term 20/21

in collaboration with Stadtbücherei Augsburg.


Due to current hygiene regulations, we ask for binding reservations for the presentations. Please register under


The lectures will also be streamed online. Please also register to participate from home.


Flyer Große Werke XVI



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American Literature
American Literature

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Universität Augsburg
Philologisch-Historische Fakultät
Lehrstuhl für Amerikanistik
Universitätsstraße 10
86159 Augsburg


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