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

Latest news from the Department

Dr. Kalenda Eaton at the American Corner

Dr. Kalenda Eaton: “’The Just Return of Honest Industry’: Subverting the Economics of American Slavery from Belinda to Beloved” Bio: Dr. Kalenda Eaton is an Associate Professor of English and Steinbrucker Chair of Humanities at Arcadia University (Pennsylvania, USA). Her research and teaching areas are African American Literature and Culture, Women’s Studies, and Pan African […]

The role of culture in American diplomacy

Eric Watnik, Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy in Budapest will discuss how American culture helps connect people across borders. The presentation is followed by a Q&A session so feel free to prepare your questions. Venue: Room X., Institute of English & American Studies The event is co-hosted by soon-to-open American Corner Szeged Please […]

Cross-Border Cultural Tourism and the Transformation of Indigenous Home(s) – Public lecture

We cordially invite students and colleagues to our upcoming public lecture by Ellen Litwicki (State University of New York) at Room X, 21 November, 16.00. “Many U.S. and Canadian tourists journey to Latin America’s indigenous villages in search of “authentic” experiences producing cross-cultural understanding and empathy. Mexico has taken the lead in promoting these experiences, […]

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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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