Univ.-Prof. Dr. Catrin Gersdorf

Chair of American Studies

Executive Director of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS)

Room 4, Container A
Phone +49 931 31 89170

Research Interests

My research is located at the intersection of American Studies and the Environmental Humanities. I am particularly interested in conceptual links between literature, democracy, modernity, and ecology. Further areas of research and teaching include the literature and culture of the Anthropocene, space and landscape in American art and literature, the history and theory of the novel, contemporary poetry, and the literary and cultural history of emotions. 

Office hours

Office hours on Zoom during the winter semester: Thursday, 16:30-18:00 (start: Oct 21, 2021)

To register for the office hour, please send an e-mail to Frau Hedrich at amerikanistik@uni-wuerzburg.de and briefly state your preferred time slot and the matter you want to discuss with me. She will then send you the zoom link.


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