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American Studies

PD Dr. Ina Bergmann

Akademische Oberrätin
American Studies

Geschäftsführende Assistentin

Room 5 E 6
Phone +49 (0)931 31 85663

Research Interests

In my research I seek to understand the dynamics underlying the relation between identity and community or identity in community in cultural representations. I am particularly interested in the ways in which literary and media genres such as the historical novel, the short story, life writing, movies, and musicals depict the developing, shaping, and transformation of individual and national identities and negotiate and question social and cultural practices. Further fields of interest include adaptation and appropriation, intermediality, liminality, and cultural memory.

Current Projects

A Cultural History of Solitude in the USA: Interview with Deutschlandfunk 03/16/2018; Interview with MindPop 12/17/2017; articles in EinBlick 03/04/2018, 7/25/2017, 05/03/2016, and 07/21/2015

Kulturen der Einsamkeit

Region and the Short Form in American Literature

The Irish Experience: Article in Campus 03/2018; excursion report 06/26/2017

Office Hours and Student Advisory Services During the Term

  • Tuesday, 2pm-4pm (from April 28, 2020)

Please note that detailed advice cannot be provided via email.

In my office hours, questions concerning my classes as well as my supervision of theses can be discussed. Please see the information sheet for theses for details.

My student advisory services cover general questions regarding teacher’s training and bachelor studies in English. You can also call on me for the mandatory guidance for part-time studies in English.

Please note the wide range of further student advisory services. Also see the information on all courses of studies in English for details.

Office Hours and Student Advisory Services During the Semester Break

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday, February 4: 2pm-3pm
  • Tuesday, March 3: 10am-11am
  • Tuesday, April 14: 10am-12pm

Student Advisory Services: Fachbereichssprechstunde

Until further notice, office hours and student advisory services will be held as telephone office hours. Please send an email to discuss details.