The Department of American Literature and Culture is a unit within the English Institute of John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. The faculty of the Department offer a wide range of courses in American literature, culture and media as well as literary and cultural theories. The main areas of research include contemporary American literature (especially experimental, Gothic, ethnic and Southern), indigenous literature and culture of the Americas, multimodality in print and digital narratives, neobaroque space, post-industrialism, the problem of race, semiotics of foodways in literature and film as well as border and postcolonial theories.