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International Conference “Poetics of Politics,” June 20-22, 2013

 International Conference “Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in Contemporary American Literature and Culture” in Leipzig


The chair of North American Literature at the Technical University of Dresden and the Institute for American Studies at Leipzig University will host the international conference “Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in Contemporary American Literature and Culture,” June 20 – 22, 2013, in Leipzig.


Registration for Service Learning Still Open!

Dear Students,

Additional Tutorial AAWGC

Dear students,
For your convenience, there will be an additional tutorial in the module ''Anglo-American World in a Global Context'' starting next week.
Group A meets Tuesday, 1-2pm in GWZ 2.516
Group B meets Tuesday, 5-6pm in GWZ 2.516

If you haven't done so already, please decide for either one of the two tutorials. Note that there are more available spots in tutorial B. Thanks.

A. Hofmann

Proposal English Teacher Education in Germany

The two major professional associations in the field of Britisch and American studies in Germany, the Deutscher Anglistenverband e.V. and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien e.V., have just published their joint proposal for what the teaching program in English should address and cover, and how it can be improved. Among other things, they recommend transferable skills in the area of media literacy.


Aktuelle Ausschreibung für WHK-Stelle am Institut für Amerikanistik

Das Institut für Amerikanistik sucht für das WS 2012/13 eine wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (WHK) für 5 Stunden/Woche. Die ausgeschriebene Stelle ist dem Projekt 'Teaching America: E-Teaching, E-Learning, Best Practices' angebunden, das die geplante Ausrichtung der Universität Leipzig auf das Lehramtsstudium unterstützen soll.


Reduced Office Hours of Secretariat

Due to understaffing we can only offer reduced office hours for our secretariat. We apologize for the inconvenience.

It will be open

Monday, 1 August, 8 -12

Monday, 8 August, 8-12

Monday, 15 August, 8-12

Monday, 22 August, 8-12

Monday, 29 August, 8-12.

Thank you for your understanding.


Secretariat Closed from Monday to Wednesday

Please note that due to illness the ASL secretariat will remain closed from Monday, 23rd May to Wednesday, 25th May.


"Unspeakable Things Unspoken" - Professor Koenen's Talk on Toni Morrison


On Thursday, 5 May 2011, ASL's literature professor, Prof. Dr. Anne Koenen, was invited to talk about Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison in Frauenkultur e.V., an organization to promote cultural and artistic work by women.


ASL’s Franziska Böhme Accepted into PhD Program in the US

American Studies Leipzig congratulates Franziska Böhme for being admitted to the Political Science PhD program at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in New York. Along with her acceptance she was awarded a scholarship that includes a tuition waiver, health care, a teaching assistantship, and a stipend for the summer of 2012.

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