Research interests: Imagology

One of my main areas of research is that of imagology, the critical analysis, theory and history of national and cross-cultural stereotypes. I came to imagology in the 1970s as a student at Hugo Dyserinck's department of Comparative Literature at the university of Aachen – one of the few high-profile places at the time where this specialism was being pursued. Imagology is now once again a thriving area of research. I maintain a website giving explanations and research tools, which you can reach by clicking here.

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