American Studies

American Studies is the study of various aspects of American history, society (such as racial, ethnic, and religious groups, as well as women) and culture (including literature, film and the arts) from a number of perspectives. The field, thus, is characterized by a multiplicity of both topics and methodological approaches.

What do we study?

American Studies majors, therefore, both delve into the study of various US-related topics of interest to them, and acquire analytical models which they can apply in examining other cultures and societies (e.g. those of Hungary).
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If you want to know more about our programs, check out the descriptions. If you are a “visual type,” visit our video section, too, for introductory films and more! If you are interested in studying at the Department of American Studies in Szeged feel free to contact us

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Felhívás külföldi hallgatók mentorálására

Legyél részese egy életre szóló élménynek, amely során új barátokat szerezhetsz, érdekes tapasztalatokat gyűjthetsz és mindezt nemzetközi környezetben teheted! Ha jól tudsz angolul/egyéb idegen nyelveken, és szeretnéd is használni a nyelvtudásodat, jelentkezz külföldi hallgatók mentorálására, segítésére a 2018-19. tanév őszi félévében. A mentorok feladatai: segítségnyújtás tanulmányi ügyek, mindennapi élet, lakáskeresés, tartózkodási engedély, egyéb ügyek intézésében, […]

Public Lecure by Prof. Sukla Basu

We kindly invite all of you to the public lecture of Prof. Sukla Basu, visiting West Bengali (India) academic on June 4, 16:00, American Studies Seminar. The topic is THE AMERICA THAT UNITES US: American Studies in India and Hungay All welcome.

“The Color of Mind: Why the Origins of America’s Racial Achievement Gap Matter for Justice” – public talk by John L. Rury

John L. Rury, Professor of Education (ELPS), History and African & African American Studies, University of Kansas is presenting the lecture titled The Color of Mind: Why the Origins of America’s Racial Achievement Gap Matter for Justice Venue: Room III, Institute of English & American Studies Time: 2 May 2018, 14:00-15:30 The event is hosted […]

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Our Research and Publication Output

AMERICANA – E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary

Founded in 2005, AMERICANA – E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary is an internationally known and recognized online academic journal, launched to provide a forum for students and scholars who are actively engaged in studying the culture of the United States of America and the Americas.

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Similarly to the aims of the e-journal, AMERICANA eBooks seeks to publish studies on a variety of topics concerning American Studies, from literature to sociology, from film to digital culture, from history to political science. Our aim is to provide a forum for young scholars seeking quality publishing – researchers who wish to contribute innovative and new approaches and methodologies to the field. AMERICANA eBooks publishes ebooks that are compatible with computers and most of the best known and increasingly popular e-book readers.

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Further publications

We are proud of our publications devoted to honor our colleagues. In 2009, our then head, Bálint Rozsnyai retired and we asked colleagues, friends and former students to contribute to a collection of essays as a special present.

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