Over the past three decades, Cultural Studies within German Anglistik have become a success story: relevant research has been undertaken, syllabi (in universities and schools) have been redesigned, departments have been restructured and most students are enthusiastic. What is to be desired, are more publications which concretely describe, succinctly analyse and amply illustrate ideas, approaches and scenarios of how to do Cultural Studies, be it in the university classroom or, elsewhere, studying independently.
The present volume tries to provide a start. In eleven contributions it is being demonstrated how students and teachers in universities and schools as well as self-learners can make complex cultural nexuses their own. The great variety of topics and didactic approaches is intended: all readers should be able to choose from a wide range of ideas and approaches, so that they do not only study what they are offered in this volume but also feel encouraged to develop projects of their own.
Jürgen Kramer is Professor Emeritus of British Cultural Studies (Dortmund University), Bernd Lenz is Professor Emeritus of Anglistik/Cultural and Media Studies (Passau University). Both are founding editors of the Journal for the Study of British Cultures.
The contributing authors represent all generations of German Cultural Studies scholars: some of them have been present from the beginning, while others have fallen into line later.