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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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 […]
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 […]
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, […]