Professur für Amerikanistik/Cultural and Media Studies
Abschlussarbeiten

Abschlussarbeiten

Anforderungen für Abschlussarbeiten an der Professur für Amerikanistik / Cultural and Media Studies

  • Ihr Thema muss einen klar erkennbaren Fokus auf Amerikanistik haben
  • Sie müssen zuvor mindestens eine Vorlesung und ein Pro/Seminar (vorzugsweise ein Hauptseminar) in Amerikanistik absolviert haben
  • Reichen Sie bei Prof. Fitz vorab ein Proposal ein, welches Ihr Thema und Ihre Ideen umreißt: ein 600-700 Wörter umfassendes Abstract mit der Forschungsfrage, der zentralen These und einen vorläufigen Quellennachweis (5 Titel)

Diplom-, Magister-, Master- und Zulassungsarbeiten

2015

Brugger, Annica-Maria (Masterarbeit)
“American Pride Sells? Patriotism as an Advertising Strategy in Current Super Bowl Commercials”

Caruso, Maximilian (Zulassungsarbeit)
“The Depiction of the American West in Literature and Cinema”

Graf, Marion (Masterarbeit)
“’Like Flies in the Milk’: An Analysis of the Struggle for Identity and Visibility as Represented in Richard Wright’s Native Son and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man”

Jehle, Stefanie (Zulassungsarbeit)
“The Self-Portrait of a President’s Family – The Bushes”

Kern, Hans-Jürgen (Zulassungsarbeit)
“Being American – National Identity from its Ethnic Beginnings to a Pluralist Society”

Könnecke, Wenke (Zulassungsarbeit)
“’Do you see us Manhattan? We have it all!’ The Concept of Postfeminism Applied to the TV-Series Sex and the City”

Müller, Theresa (Masterarbeit)
“’Caught Between Continuity and Change’: A Diachronic Analysis of the Transformation of Disney’s Model of Feminity”

Odemann, Carolina Sophia (Zulassungsarbeit)
“Stereotyping a Nation: The Depiction of Asian Indian Stereotypes in Modern American and British Television Comedy”

Schoor, Mark (Masterarbeit)
“’The other Mexico in the U.S. Territory’: The Expression of Life in the Borderlands by the Music of Los Tigres del Norte”

Sennfelder, Miriam (Masterarbeit)
“’No Risk, No Fun(ds)’: Brain Circulation and the Impact of the Silicon Valley on European Talent”

Stöckeler, Johannes (Masterarbeit)
„Anti-Amerikanismus in Lateinamerika – Die Politik von Evo Morales in Bolivien“

Uebelein, Pia
„The Depiction of Slavery and the Discourse of Race in and around Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained”

Waloschick, Lisa (Masterarbeit)
“Latin America Strikes Back: An Analysis of the Political and Cultural Influence of Latinos in the United States”

Wolf, Sabine (Zulassungsarbeit)
“The Effects of Cajun and Creole Cuisine on the Culture in New Orleans and Louisiana“

2014

Evangelista, Annalisa (Masterarbeit)
“Between Global Integration and Local Adaptation in International Marketing: An Analysis of German Car Manufacturers in the USA”

Duschl, Theresa (Zulassungsarbeit)
“Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Lector – From an Unsolved and Monstrous Enigma to the Beloved Anti-Hero: The Fascination with Evil Spirits”

Hauschildt, Meino (Masterarbeit)
“Barack Obama through the Lens: An Analysis of American Cultural Narratives Represented in Images by the Official White House Photographer Pete Souza”

Rodler, Karina (Zulassungsarbeit)
“’Who’s the Real Me?’: Coming of Age and the Quest for Identity in Selected Works by Sherman Alexie”

Tausch, Mathias (Zulassungsarbeit)
“American Exceptionalism: Development, Interpretation, and the Use of a National Self-Concept in Presidential Speeches”

2013

Buslova, Inga (Masterarbeit)
“The Role of Culture in Social Marketing Exemplified by American and Russian Social Campaigns: Individualism vs. Collectivism”

Dentl, Martin (Zulassungsarbeit)
“From Exceptionalism to Scepticism: A Cultural Analysis of the American Screen Hero”

Kalous, Isabel (Masterarbeit)
“Your Story is Written in the Land: Landscape, Writing, and Identity in Contemporary Western Women’s Memoirs”

Klinger, Verena (Zulassungsarbeit)
“Female Images in American Twentieth-Century Literary History: An Analysis of the New Woman in Selected Works, 1900-1930”

Lingurovski, Tome (Masterarbeit)
“The Role of Minorities and Media in the 2012 US Presidential Elections”

Neiß, Susanne (Zulassungsarbeit)
“The Social and Political Meaning of Negro Spirituals and Gospel Songs”

Neumeier, Martina (Masterarbeit)
“Literature as an Aesthetic Means of Rewriting African American History: Self-Segregation and Self-Hatred in Toni Morrison’s Paradise and The Bluest Eye

Paler, Marcela (Masterarbeit)
“The Construction of America in the Films of Wim Wenders”

Pfeffer, Petra (Zulassungsarbeit)
“’It Was What Was Done, and So That Is What We Did’: Black Slaveholders’ Empowerment, Power, and Powerlessness in Edward P. Jones’ Novel The Known World

Reich, Susanne (Masterarbeit)
“More Real than Reality? The Constructed Worlds of German and US-American Fashion Advertisements”

Sternberg, Johanna (Masterarbeit)
“Assimilation or Multiculturalism? Latina Stars in U.S.”

Täger, Susanne (Masterarbeit)
“Redefining the Concept that Shaped a Nation? The American Dream in Obama’s America”

Wintermayr, Florian (Zulassungsarbeit)
“Escape and Disappearance as Major Factors in the Postmodern Quest for Identity in Paul Auster’s New York Trilogy

Wissenberg, Katharina (Zulassungsarbeit)
“Homosexuality: America’s Maintaining Social Frontier—Building Up and Overcoming Frontiers in the Gay and Lesbian Rights Movement in the United States from WW II to the 21st Century”

2012

Albrecht, Katharina (Zulassungsarbeit)
„Two Colors – One Issue: How the Concepts of Blackness and Whiteness are (De-) constructed in the Novels The Help and a Visitation of Spirits

v. Berg, Ariane (Masterarbeit)
„Family Matters: Haile Gerima’s Bush Mama and Charles Burnett’s Killer of Sheep”

Dittrich, Jasmin (Masterarbeit)
„A Comparison of Feminist Aspects in Utopian Novels from the Turn of the 20th Century and the 1970s”

Huber, Claudia (Zulassungsarbeit)
“Representing the Irish: Stereotypes of Irish Immigrants in America between 1830 and 1900”

König, Konstantin (Magisterarbeit)
„Amerikanische Vorstellungen von Utopie von den Puritanern bis zu Edward Bellamys Looking Backward (1888)“ 

Schafbauer, Ann Carolin (Masterarbeit)
„Kulturtransfer im Marketing international tätiger Unternehmen am Beispiel McDonald’s und Apple – Ein transatlantischer Vergleich”

Schreiner, Christoph (Zulassungsarbeit)
“Out of the Heartland, into the West – Reconsidering Dust Bowl Migration and Tracing Okie Life in California” 

Stelzl, Thomas (Zulassungsarbeit)
„Born to be Wild? Roads and Road Trips in American Cultural Production“

Sturm, Constanze (Masterarbeit)
„Levi’s 501 – Eine Nietenhose als identitätstragendes Element einer Nation: Analyse einer amerikanischen Traditionsmarke”

Winterstein, Simon (Zulassungsarbeit)
„Is Greed Still Good? Implications of the World Financial Crisis in 2008 on American Culture”

2011

Andorfer, Susanne (Zulassungsarbeit)
„The Deconstruction of Identity in Postmodern Society: Paul Auster’s Anti-Detective Novel The New York Trilogy and Robert Rauschenberg’s Estate and Untitled (black painting on paper)

Bernhart, Martin (Diplomarbeit)
„Zwischen ‚Salad Bowl’ und ‚Cultural Space’: Eine Analyse der multikulturellen Gesellschaft der USA an den Fallbeispielen der Stadt New York und dem Central Park“

Brünglinghaus, Alexander (Magisterarbeit)
„In America’s Shadow: The Historical and Cultural Impact of the Kennedy Assassination“

Günter, Bernhard (Diplomarbeit)
„Der Einfluss der amerikanischen Ideologien auf die Entwicklung des amerikanischen Gesundheitssystems“

Nouar, Suleika (Diplomarbeit)
„Schönheitsideale – mehr als nur optische Perfektion? Auf der Suche nach relevanten Faktoren, die das Schöne schön machen: Dargestellt am Beispiel Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy und Angelina Jolie“

Pietschmann, Rebekka (Diplomarbeit)
„(De-)Constructions of the American Dream: The Myth of Equality for African Americans in History and Writing

2010

Coppens, Janine Lorraine (Diplomarbeit)
„Humoristic News Coverage of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Elections and its Effects – The Depiction of the Candidates as Comic Figures“

Dinges, Amelie (Diplomarbeit)
„‘Uncle Sam‘ im Land der begrenzten Möglichkeiten – Eine kulturwirtschaftliche Analyse des Scheitern von Wal-Mart auf dem deutschen Markt“

Forst, Tobias (Diplomarbeit)
„Cultivating Cultural Training – Challenges Encountered in International Teams with Focus on Germans and U.S.-Americans“

Gniffke, Anna (Zulassungsarbeit)
„James Dean – An Analysis of the Creation of the Icon with Regard to Sociocultural Conditions in the US during the 1950s”

Hebenstreit, Anna-Kathrin (Diplomarbeit)
„Eine Kultur-wirtschaftliche Analyse des Convenience-Trends: Der Convenience Store in den USA und Deutschland im Vergleich“

Hümmer, Peter (Diplomarbeit)
„Der Einfluss der Medien auf den Mythos ‘JFK’”

Kalthoff, Anna (Diplomarbeit)
„Politische Kommunikation 2.0 – Wie nutzen die Regierungen Obama und Merkel Online-Netzwerke nach der Wahl?”

Kranzfelder, Stefan (Diplomarbeit)
„Why Is There No Team Handball in the United States? – Eine kulturwirtschaftliche Analyse der U.S.-amerikanischen Sportkultur hinsichtlich des Potentials von Handball in den Vereinigten Staaten”

Kreuzwieser, Johanna (Zulassungsarbeit)
„’We require simply freedom; we require the lid to be taken off the box in which we have been kept for centuries’: Female Gender Roles in the Works of Henry James”

Langer, Felix (Diplomarbeit)
„The American Way of Bike: Zur Rolle amerikanischer Identitätskonstruktionen in szenespezifischen Marketingkonzepten am Beispiel des kalifornischen Fahrradproduzenten Xtracycle”

Leitner, Selina (Diplomarbeit)
„Ethno-Marketing im Land des kulturellen Pluralismus: Konstruktion einer homogenen kollektiven Identität am Beispiel von Bierwerbung für Hispanics“

Loistl, Theresa (Zulassungsarbeit)
„The Portrayal of American Youth Culture in Dance Movies of the 1970s and the 1980s”

Luck, Doreen (Diplomarbeit)
„Von Assimilation zu Integration? – Das kanadische Residential School System im politischen Diskurs“

Mayer, Michaela (Diplomarbeit)
„Can Charter Schools Accomplish Goals of Multicultural Education? – A Critical Assessment of the Charter School Concept”

Ruckelshausen, Katharina (Diplomarbeit)
„Being Targeted as American, Mainstream and ‘The Other’: The Representation of African Americans in Advertisement”

Schulte-Stemmerk, Alexander (Diplomarbeit)
„Konzepte und Erfolgsfaktoren von Viral Marketing Strategien dargestellt anhand amerikanischer Beispiele“

Wiesner, Astrid (Zulassungsarbeit)
„Die Darstellung des Südens und der Bürgerkriegsproblematik in den Melodramen Vom Winde verweht und Unterwegs nach Cold Mountain

Wildenrother, Richard (Magisterarbeit)
„Der Begriff des Whistleblowing – Eine interdisziplinäre Analyse prominenter amerikanischer Fälle”

Winberger, Robert (Diplomarbeit)
„Honk If You Love Your Car! – A Cultural Analysis of the Automobile’s Success Story in the United States”

2009

Bach, Stefanie Nicole (Diplomarbeit)
„Der Einfluss amerikanischer kultureller Werte auf die Marketing-Kommunikation bei Nike“

Balint, Lenard (Diplomarbeit)
„Die Emigration deutscher Intellektueller während des Nationalsozialisums in die USA und deren Auswirkung auf die amerikanische Gesellschaft und Entwicklung“

Baumgartner, Edith (Magisterarbeit)
„The Changing Role of Women from the 1950s through the 21st Century in American TV Shows”

Bernhard, Sarah (Magisterarbeit)
„Media and Public Staging – Obama’s Key to Success?”

Dersch, Christina (Diplomarbeit)
„Kulturelles Erinnern im jüdisch-amerikanischen Roman der Gegenwart“

Grünberger, Franziska (Diplomarbeit)
„Die Identifikation amerikanischer Studenten mit ihren Hochschulen: Ein kulturhistorischer Erklärungsversuch“

Haller, Altai (Zulassungsarbeit)
„German Immigrants and their Influence on Hollywood between 1933 and the 1950s“

Hartmann, Michaela (Zulassungsarbeit)
„Edgar Allan Poe – Murder and Crime in Selected Short Stories”

Hofmann, Melanie (Diplomarbeit)
„The Role of Culture in International Sportswear Marketing -- Exemplified by Puma’s Advertising“

Jensen, Nina (Diplomarbeit)
„Gleichheit im transatlantischen Vergleich: Für interkulturelles Verständnis zwischen den USA und Deutschland“

Kleimann, Hanna (Diplomarbeit)
„Civil Religion vs. Civil Rights: Analyse und Vergleich der Wahlkampfrhetorik Jesse Jacksons und Barack Obamas anhand zweier amerikanischer Konzepte”

Lachermeier, Evi (Diplomarbeit)
„Kulturelle Unterschiede in Projekten erfolgreich managen – Zusammenarbeit von Deutschen, Amerikanern und Japanern“

Müller, Katrin (Diplomarbeit)
„Fette Krise? – Die Esskultur der USA: Geschichte, gesundheitliche Folgen, Alternativen?”

Münch, Martin (Diplomarbeit)
„Nativeness and Whiteness across Time: Cultural Constants and Changes from John Ford’s The Searchers to Kevin Costner’s Dances with Wolves

Obernhuber, Raphaela (Zulassungsarbeit)
„’I could not love except where Death Was mingling his with Beauty’s breath’ – Gothic love in Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales and Poems about Women”

Plath, Lisa (Diplomarbeit)
„Das ‚Village‘ als Ikone: Die Etablierung eines Bohemian Cultural Space am Beispiel vom Greenwich Village, New York“

Pöllath, Johanna (Diplomarbeit)
„Ernste Stücke in einem Unterhaltungsmedium: Die amerikanische Kultur im Spiegel des Musiktheaters an den Beispielen von Porgy and Bess und West Side Story

Prebeck, Barbara (Magisterarbeit)
„’I always knew I was destined for greatness’: Oprah Winfrey and her Impact on American Media”

Rieke, Christina (Diplomarbeit)
„The Business of America is Ethics? – Eine kulturelle Analyse der Hintergründe und Wurzeln der amerikanischen Unternehmensethikprogramme”

Ruff, Simone (Diplomarbeit)
„Verarbeitung eines Traumas – Der 11. September in ausgewählten Werken der amerikanischen Literatur“

Sacherow, Stefanie (Diplomarbeit)
„Bildung und Abbildung: Die Instrumentalisierung des Pocahontas Mythos im Kontext der Zeit zwischen Amerika-Allegorie und Disney Kindermärchen“

Saupe, Nina (Diplomarbeit)
„United they stand?
Die Christliche Rechte in den USA seit den 1970er Jahren”

Schneller, Johanna (Diplomarbeit)
„Ethno-Marketing in den USA: Kann aus einem Salad Bowl an Identitäten eine homogene Zielgruppe entstehen?“

Ueberschär, Harald (Zulassungsarbeit)
„New Media in Barack Obama’s Presidential Election Campaign – His MyBarackObama.com and Facebook Appearance”

Wendlandt, Karen (Diplomarbeit)
„Die andere Gesellschaft in Kanada: Die quebeckische und die kanadische Identität im Vergleich“

Wild, Antonia-Desirée (Diplomarbeit)
„Dress the American Way – Eine Analyse der Marketing-Kommunikationsstrategie bei Ralph Lauren unter Berücksichtigung kultureller Identitätsaspekte“

2008

Erler, Daniela (Diplomarbeit)
„Lobbying against Castro: The Dominance of the Cuban American National Foundation over Moderate Groups“

Hasert, Julia Katharina (Diplomarbeit)
„Deutsche Elite nach amerikanischem Vorbild? Eine transatlantische Analyse der Bildungseinrichtungen und Eliterekrutierung“

Karsten, Sophia (Diplomarbeit)
„Money Talks, Ethics Walks: A Socio-Cultural Approach to White-Collar Crime in the United States“

Kolley, Tobias (Magisterarbeit und Zulassungsarbeit)
„Suburbia and Gender in Desperate Housewives

Marquardt, Lisa (Diplomarbeit)
„’A Cultural Distillation of the Recent Past’ – The Response of Popular Music to ‘9/11’”

Podolyak, Noemi (Magisterarbeit)
„Displaying Men and Women: The  Playboy Magazine and the Gender Roles of the American 1950s”

Thiel, Anna Christine (Diplomarbeit)
„American Football: Kulturelle Werte, Vermarktung, Milliardengeschäft”

Wollatz, Sheila (Diplomarbeit)
„Das Amerikabild in Karl Friedrich Wanders ‘Auswanderungs-Katechismus’”

2007

Martin, Margaret (Masterarbeit)
„The Post-Postmodern Aesthetic: David Foster Wallace’s Redemptive Literary Style“

Stubenrauch, Tina (Magisterarbeit)
„The Forgotten War Remembered: Sites of (National) Korean War Commemoration(s) in the United States and the Republic of Korea”

Bachelorarbeiten

2014

Ayvatoglou, Alexia
“The Impact of the Trailing Spouse: The Challenges of Expatriate Dual Career Couples in American Corporate Culture”

Colignon, Eyla
“The Cultural Development of the American Short Story from its Beginnings to 1900 with Respect to Influencing Factors and the Americanization of the Genre”

Ecke, Nicola
“The Coherence of Making Profits and Cultural Empathy: A Comparison of Wal-Mart and Starbucks on the German Retail Market”

Hewig, Verena
“The Failure of Suburban Self-Realization in Richard Yates’s Revolutionary Road

Keßler, Andrea
“The Depiction of Black Characters and Racism in William Faulkner’s Short Stories ‘Red Leaves,’ ‘That Evening Sun,’ and ‘Dry September’

Knezevic, Lena
“A Decade of Change: New Values and New Women in the 1920s and in The Great Gatsby

Kühlein, Theresa
“German-American Intercultural Differences and their Role in the DaimlerChrysler Merger: How Culture Shapes International Business”

Liebig, Isabelle
“The Influence of the American News Media on Public Opinion and President Lyndon B. Johnson during the Vietnam War Years 1964 to 1968”

Pätzel, Janine
“The Oprah Winfrey Effect: The Allure of the Celebrity Endorser and its Cultural Impact on the American Society”

Rieger, Sebastian
“Text and Subtext in American Horror Films: Concepts of Culturally Influenced Fears in the USA in the Years 1950 to 1969”

Simmeth, Simmeth
“Setting up a New Monument: Commemorating American Core Values at Ground Zero”

Waloschik, Anna
“The Adverse Effects of Mass School Shootings on Society, Media, Politics and Gun Laws in the United States”

Wendler, Michael
“Analysis of the High School and College Football Movie and the Representation of the American Set of Beliefs in the Genre on the Basis of The All American, All the Right Moves and Remember the Titans

Zeilinger, Florian
Hollywood and Nazi-Germany in the 1930s: Between Collaboration and Resistance

2013

Baghal, Mina
“Apple’s Marketing Strategy Reflecting Cultural Values: Advertising the Brand as Part of an American Lifestyle”

Blanck, Joanna
“Once the Games Are Over: The Involvement of Aboriginal People in the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games 2010”

Brunkal, Claudia
“Image Construction in the 2012 U.S.-Presidential Campaigns: Storytelling in Obama’s and Romney’s Biographies and Speeches”

Dittrich, Matthias
“The Rapper Eminem as a Phenomenon of the Hip Hop Culture in Interplay with the American Public and Society”

Fernholz, Sandra
“Between Tourist Attraction and Nature’s Nation: Marketing of Yellowstone National Park”

Fischer, Stefanie
“The Influence of American Cultural Ideals and Values on the Corporate Culture of Disneyland”

Hahn, Nadine
“’Wearing Heavy Boots’: Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close as Trauma Narrative

Hamm, Michaela
“Social Support of Expatriate Networks Regarding Cultural Challenges – Network Building among Americans in Germany”

Hermann, Isabel
“The End of Escape in Alec Soth’s Broken Manual

Hinrichs, Mareike
“’You can’t be heedless of your environment’: An Ecocritical Analysis of T.C. Boyle’s Novels The Tortilla Curtain and When the Killing’s Done”

Hock, Anna
“The Interaction of Cultural Concepts and Ethnic Marketing Campaigns towards Hispanics in the United States of America”

Hütte, Charlotta
“Moving and Cultural Images: The Portraying of the 2008 Presidential Candidates”

Jacobs, Franziska
“Growing Conservatism in the Republican Party: The Forces Shaping Mitt Romney’s Transformation from a Moderate Governor to a Conservative Candidate in the 2012 Presidential Elections”

Kartini, Valentina
“Presidential Storytelling as Strategy for Political Success and Identity Construction in the United States: Explained on the Example of Barack Obama”

Kratzer, Kratzer
“From Waikiki Beach Boys to Californian Beach Boys: The Touristification, Californication and Americanization of Surfing”

Lechner, Lisa
“Reclaiming History: Judy Baca’s The Great Wall of Los Angeles and the Construction of Identity”

Meyer, Claus
“Demythologizing the Swinging Sixties: The Reconstruction of History in AMS’s Mad Men

Müller, Nina
“British Stereotypes in US-American Film—A Cultural Analysis”

Nadler, Sarah
“American Counterculture and Music of the 1960s – A Reciprocal Relation?”

Obesser, Dominik
“’One Nation under (One) God’: Recent Religious Radicalization within the Republican Party”

Ryll, Karoline
“America’s Inequality Crisis in the Context of the 2012 Presidential Campaign: An Analysis of a Divided Nation”

Shiffa, Nicky
“Barack Obama and the (African) American Dream”

Sontag, Sieglinde
“Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and Don DeLillo’s Falling Man as Trauma Narratives”

Thöle, Maren
“Reinventing Abraham Lincoln for the 21st Century: Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln (2012) and the American Collective Memory”

Von Polenz, Julius
“To Keep or Fear Arms? The National Rifle Association and Cultural Concepts in the American Gun Debate”

Waloschik, Lisa
“The Same-Sex Marriage Debate in the U.S. – Political and Cultural Polarization in the Presidential Elections since 2004”

Werner, Nathalie
Butches and Femmes in American Literature and Television since the Stonewall Riots”

Widmann, Veronika
“The Visual Internet Campaign of President Barack Obama: Photographic Staging of Barack Obama in the Internet during the 2012 Presidential Election”

Wirsching, Michael
“Making the Hollywood Indian: The Stereotypical Depiction of Native Americans in Film”

2012

Behmer, Alix
“Michelle Obama: American First Lady between Tradition and Modernity“

Eben, Britt
“Michelle Obama: From South Side Chicago to the White House – The Staging  of Black Authenticity in the Role of Being the First African American First Lady”

Eckert, Pia
“Eleanor Roosevelt – The Modern First Lady”

Gärtner, Christina
“The American Shopping Mall: An Urban Escape from Suburbia”

Gehrmann, Maya
“Queering the Western? Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain Threatens to Destabilize America’s Cultural Concepts”

Gmelch, Jasmin
“The Depiction of Native Americans in the Twilight Saga – Finally Accepted as Truly American People?”

Harnisch, Marvin
“The American Challenge: Reflections on the Integration of Mexicans in the United States of America”

Heimann, Marie-Florentine,
“A Cultural Examination of the Ethnographic Depiction of Native Americans in Kevin Costner’s Dances With Wolves

Kittel, Kathrin
“The Impact of Culture on Human Resource Management in the United States of America”

Löw, Verena
“The Unofficial Office of the American First Lady and its Role Construction as Exemplified by First Ladies Eleanor Roosevelt and Michelle Obama”

Lübbe, Stephanie
“Canadian Indigenous Politics: Based on Cultural Misunderstanding or Racial Discrimination?”

Lupperger, Martin
“International Marketing in the U.S. Automotive Market – An Intercultural Challenge for German OEMs”

Pietsch, Alex
“The Portrayal of Native Americans in The Searchers (1956), Dances With Wolves (1990) and Smoke Signals (1998)”

Sauer, Julia Sophie
“Negotiating Iranian American Identity in Female Life Writing”

Schenkel, Viktoria
“Gender Depictions in Post-9/11 Media: The Neglect of Women’s Heroic Agency and the Revival of a New Cult of True Womanhood in the Media after 9/11”

Schindler, Julius
“Different Notions of Solving and Understanding Crime in The Wire and CSI

Schneider, Janina
“Subcultural Fashion as Communication”

Schönung, Carolin
“Modernization in the United States of America from 1920 to 1939: Impacts on the Domestic Culture”  

Stadler, Julia
“First and Second Generation Immigrants in American Films: Asian Americans in The Joy Luck Club and Mexican Americans in Real Women Have Curves

Steinmetz, Julia
“Entering a New Era?: The First African American First Lady and her Predecessors of the 20th Century in Comparison”

Stöckl, Ramona
“Snow White: The Americanization of a European Fairy Tale in Hollywood Movies”

Thyssen, Johannes
“The Gospel of Wealth vs. the Social Gospel: Two Different Interpretations of the American Dream”

Voll, Lena
“The American Nightmare: The Phenomenon of Post-Apocalyptic Novels in the 2000s”

Weeke, Raphaela
“How Johnny Became Freddy: An Analysis of the Americanization of Popular Culture in Germany in the 1950s on the Basis of Two Contemporary Movies

Winterstein, Simon
“Is Greed Still Good? Implications of the World Financial Crisis in 2008 on American Culture”

2011

Abend, Steffen
“From Red Scare to Corporate Terrorism: The Reflection of American Society in Film – Comparing The Manchurian Candidate from 1962 and 2004”

Bohnmag, Katharina
“’When You Wish Upon a Star, Makes no Difference Who You Are?’ – The Depiction of African Americans in Disney Animated Movies”

Bürglen, Roland
“’I was framed’: Latin-American Stereotypization in Hollywood Films Transformed – Exemplified by the Roles of Benicio del Toro”

Bury, Cornelia
“A Cultural Comparison of America and Germany on the Basis of Beer Commercials”

Busch, Johanna
“The ‘Outward Existence which Conforms, the Inward Life which Questions’: The Awakening as Renunciation of True Womanhood”

Capitano, Jasmin
“Melting Pot or Salad Bowl?  From Aunt Jemima to the Pine-Sol Lady:  African Americans as Cultural Mirror in American Print Advertisings”

Dehler, Johanna
“American Capitalism and Business – Its Negative Side as Depicted in Selected “Contemporary Films

Dannemann, Dörte
“Countering ‘Indian’ Stereotypes in Sherman Alexie’s Reservation Blues and Smoke Signals

Forbach, Maximilian
„America Inc. vs. Deutschland AG: A Comparison of the Corporate Values of the DIJA and DAX Companies”

Graf, Marion
“Home, Sweet Home? Contrasting Visions of American Suburbia:  An Analysis of the Representation of Suburbia in Postwar American TV Sitcoms and Richard Yates’ Revolutionary Road

Grünler, Katharina
“Symbolic Annihilation of Homosexuals in American Films”

Hauschildt, Meino
„The Green Party of the United States
– Eine kultur- und politikwissenschaftliche Analyse grüner Politik in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika“

Izydorczyk, Patrizia
“Religious Aspects and Symbolism in three of John Steinbeck’s Major Works – A Comparison”

Jakob, Simon
“The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: Financial Regulation and Public Legitimacy – An Analysis”

Kalous, Isabel
“Photographing the Suburban Soul – Bill Owens and the Visual Construction of American Suburbia”

Kessmann, Annemone
“New Heroines in Sex and the City: How the TV Series Changed the Female Gender Roles in American TV Shows”

Kumerle, Julia
“Hostile Attitudes towards Immigrants in the United States? A Discourse on the Post-9/11 Era”

Linz, Tanja
“The Development of the African American Dream as Depicted in Selected Hollywood Movies”

Madlinger, Claudia
“Equal Pay for Work of Comparable Worth in the 21st Century – The Gender Pay Gap as Indicator for the United States’ Movement towards Pay Equity”

Neumeier, Martina
“Can Literature Function as Mirror of Society: 9/11 Trauma in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Ottovordemgentschenfelde, Svenja
“Just Reporting? – Public Discourse and News Reporting about Mexican Immigrants in the United States: An Exemplary Analysis of three U.S. Newspapers and their Coverage of the Arizona Immigration Bill S.B. 1070”

Schütz, Andrea
“Reel Injun vs. Real Indian: The Deconstruction of the ‘Hollywood Indian’ in Sherman Alexie’s Smoke Signals and Thomas King’s Green Grass, Running Water”

Schuh, Lara
“Abraham Lincoln and Slavery: Personal versus Political Views”

Sinn, Lena
„Der Einfluss der amerikanischen Mentalität auf die Unternehmenskultur am Beispiel von Wall-Mart“

Straub, Lisa
“Remembering 9-11: Trauma, American National Identity and Commemoration in the Wake of the Terrorist Attacks in New York City”

Suh, Anne-Marie
“Ghetto Superstar – Hip-Hop Culture Between Makin’ It and Keepin’ It Real”

Tivkovic, Tijana
“The Depiction of African American Ghetto-Culture in Menace II Society and Boyz N the Hood”

Reger, Anna Lenka
“Noah Webster as a Political Prompter for the United States Constitution, 1785-1787”

Reif, Tobias
“’This singular figure […] made my own story possible’: Abraham Lincoln in Barack Obamas Selbstdarstellung“

Reihle, Alexander
„Unternehmenskultur USA vs. BRD – Entwicklung und die kulturelle, printmediale Relevanz am Beispiel Daimler“

Rudolph, Jenny
“American Dream vs. Subprime Nightmare: The Cultural Significance of Homeownership in the United States”

Sahr, Amira
“Challenging the American Dream in Suburban Photography”

Schroeder-Finck, Hannes
“No Place for Young Girls: Jeffrey Eugenides’s The Virgin Suicides”

2010

Ermrich, Barbara
„‘Wenn nicht der Prinz den Schuh findet’ – Walt Disneys Adaption der Gebrüder Grimm: Kulturtransfers anhand der Märchen Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs und Sleeping Beauty

Friedrichs, Laura
“Americanism and Health Care Reform 2010 – Do Ideologies and Doctrines Explain Party-Specific Behavior?”

Graf, Victoria
“Consumerism Has Made the Americans the Least Materialistic – Turning American Children into Mere Consumers”

Henneberg, Thomas
“An Accolade for Multilateralism? President Obama’s Foreign Policy Shift in the Light of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize”

Lange, Maria
“Broadway and the Economics of Culture: How the Industry Responded to Changing Consumer Behavior during the Mortgage Crisis”

Pfadenhauer, Lisa
“Medical Tourism as Symptom of a Dysfunctional System: An Analysis of the American Health Care System as Outgrowth of American Cultural Values“

Zellerhoff, Heike
“Winston Churchill’s ‘Special Relationship’ Revised: Anglo-American Relations in the Aftermath of the Cold War”

2009

Arbinger, Sebastian
“The Newspapers’ Coverage of the 2008 Presidential Election Campaign – Exemplified by a Comparison between The New York Times and the Mobile Press Register

Beck, Jennifer
“Doing Well by Doing Good – How American Companies Benefit from Cause-Related Marketing”

Heller, Bettina
„Using Collective Memory – Die Bedeutung von Abraham Lincoln in Barack Obamas Selbstdarstellung”

Hewuszt, Simon
„Erfolgreiche Unternehmensführung in einer ‘McDonaldisierten’ Gesellschaft, am Beispiel der ‘Starbucks Coffee Company’”

Kirchhoff, Maria
“Defeated Heroes as Defeated Men? Concepts of Masculinity in Post-9/11 Literature”

Köberlein, Aviva
“’Man Intends, Man Desires, and ‘Nature,’ in the Course of Centuries, Learns to Obey”: Deconstructing Gender Binaries in British and American New Woman Writing“

Mattern, Sabine
“Baby Boomers and The Perception of Aging in Relation to Senior Citizen Marketing in the United States of America”

Piper, Christina
„Die amerikanische Zivilreligion und ihre Ausprägung im Vorwahlkampf 2008”

Rotter, Andrea
“The Construction of an Enemy Image in the Rhetoric of President George W. Bush after the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001”

Von Berg, Ariane
“African American Drama Reflecting the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s: An Analysis of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman

Wild, Susanne
“The First Radio & the First Internet President: Franklin D. Roosevelt’s and Barack Obama’s Use of New Media”

2008

Jaax, Alexander
“Ethnic Marketing in the Process of Latinization: An Examination of the Way Marketers Depict U.S. Latinos”

Wacker, Anna Maria
“Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Feminist Sociologist?“

2007

Hörhammer, Stephan
“Parties and Presidents – Party Discourse in the early American Republic”

Stumpp, Corinna
“Challenging the Architecture of Consent: The National Museum of the American Indian on the Washington Mall as Defiance of U.S. American Civil Religion?”

Talović, Sabina
“The Negative Force of Multiculturalism in Nabokov’s Speak, Memory and Pnin