Jannik Vandré finished his bachelor’s degree in English and German language at Bielefeld University and is currently enrolled as a master student of media and culture studies at Duesseldorf Heinrich Heine University, Germany. His current interests of research include representations of gender and ethnicity in contemporary British and American media and literature.

“They Need Us and They Want Us”—Erecting the Empire in the Vietnam War

In the view of the late Amy Kaplan, the practice of US imperialism is denied and projected onto other nations in the discourse of American culture studies (13). Whereas the research in this field only marginally engages with the idea of the US being an imperial force, a cursory look… Continue reading