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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Transnational Americas: Home(s), Borders and Transgressions – CFP

Transnational Americas: Home(s), Borders and Transgressions The First Conference of the Inter-American Research Center Faculty of Arts, University of Szeged November 16-17-18, 2017   Convenor Inter-American Research Center, Faculty of Arts, University of Szeged. Website:  and   Working languages English and Spanish   Call for Papers From early times on, the concept of […]

“Language, the cultural tool” – Public lecture by Prof. Dan Everett

Inviting everybody interested in the connection between language and culture to the lecture “Language, the cultural tool” by Prof. Dan Everett (Bentley University, USA) at noon on Monday, September 19 at our own Aud Max. The lecture will be geared towards undergraduates, so minimal previous knowledge of linguistics is required. Find more info about the […]

Multiculturalism from a Diplomat’s Perspective – Public Lecture

The Institute of English and American Studies and the Inter-American Research Center cordially invite you to the public lecture held by Christopher Machin, Cultural Attaché of the Embassy of the United States of America on “Multiculturalism from a Diplomat’s Perspective” Date: May 12th, 2016. Time: 12:00-13:00 Venue: SZTE BTK, PetÅ‘fi building, Room 5.

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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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