Melanie Hanslik, M.A.wiss. Mitarbeiterin, Abteilung Banerjee/Hornung
I have been teaching American Studies in the Department of English and Linguistics since 2012. My teaching curriculum includes literary pro-seminars, cultural studies classes, and language classes.
Since 2013, I have been co-directing our JGU American Studies Summer School. Taking selected, outstanding students to the US, we study and explore the American South for three weeks every summer. I also coordinate the departmental exchange program that enables students to study at various universities in the United States and in Canada.
In 2016, I was part of the sixth Harvard Institute for World Literature (IWL) summer school at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. For the academic year of 2014/15, I taught and did research at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. In 2013, I was an Erasmus guest lecturer at the University of Warsaw, Poland. Promoting transnational education, I presented papers at several international conferences including the American Literature Association (ALA), the International Auto/Biography Association (IABA Europe), and the Popular Culture/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA).
I studied American, German, and Slavic Studies at the University of Mainz, from 2007 to 2012, when I attained my M.A. degree. During my studies, I was an exchange student at the University of Warsaw, Poland (2008/09), and a research assistant and exchange student at Georgia State University, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2010/11).