Announcing the Research Initiative "Selbst-Bewusste Erzählungen"


American Studies Leipzig and the Chair of North American Literature at TU Dresden are proud to announce a new joint research initiative on "Selbst-Bewusste Erzählungen: Textlichkeit und gesellschaftliche Relevanz in US-amerikanischer Gegenwartskultur."

The research initiative explores a significant phenomenon in contemporary American literature and culture that can be identified as an overlapping of textual and social self-confidence and self-consciousness (‘Selbst-Bewusstsein’). The initiative is made possible in part by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) lending support to one of the four subprojects. In total, the study currently comprises four such projects: A project on soldier blogs (Dr. Frank Usbeck); one on trauma narratives (Carolin Alice Hofmann); one on politics (Sebastian M. Herrmann) and one on law (Prof. Dr. Katja Kanzler) as institutions that create social realities.

For more information, please refer to the project webpage at: