Welcome to the Obama Institute
for Transnational American Studies!

 

The Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz offers a dynamic and wide-ranging program in both research and teaching for all students interested in topics related to the Americas in a global context.

With a special focus on interculturality, transnationalism, and interdisciplinarity, our expertise lies in the fields of Early American Studies, Indigenous Studies, Life Writing/Life Sciences, Political & Intellectual History, Film & Media Studies, Religion and American Culture, and Materiality.

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Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies
University of Mainz
Jakob-Welder-Weg 18
55128 Mainz
Germany
+49 6131 39-22357
+49 6131 39-22146
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The American Short Story: New Horizons

Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany October 5-7, 2017 Throughout its history, the American short story has been praised either as a highly polished gem or condemned as literary fast food. Despite such rise-and-fall predictions, the short story has always... read more