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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Latest news from the Department

Public Lecture by Professor Biljana Radić-Bojanić

The American Studies Department and The Inter-American Research Center will host the public lectures of Professor Biljana Radić-Bojanić, University of Novi Sad, Department of English, on sociocultural dialects spoken in the United States of America. The first lecture focuses on African American English, Chicano English, and Native American English and will take place in the […]

Call for Papers: The XIX FIEALC Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES (FIEALC) ANNOUNCES THE XIX FIEALC CONFERENCE organized by the Department of Hispanic Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Szeged, from 24 to 28, June 2019, in Szeged, Hungary. The conference is organized with the collaboration of all Hungarian Centers for Latin American Studies […]


“Radical (Dis)Engagement: State-Society-Religion” – Graz International Summer School Seggau 2019

The next year’s Graz International Summer School Seggau 2019 is titled “Radical (Dis)Engagement: State-Society-Religion.” The Curriculum might be useful for curricula committees in order to pre-approve the program for direct credit transfer, or perhaps for students to identify funding possibilities at their institution or otherwise. Here some aspects, which might help in these efforts: • […]

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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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AMERICANA eBooks

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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