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Room Announcement for Seminar "American Dream"

The seminar "American Dream" offered by Catherine Sharpe as part of the Lehramt module "The Contemporary United States" will take place in NSG 302. Class starts on April 16.


Block Seminar on "Gender, Globalization, and Inequality"

The Centre for Area Studies at the University of Leipzig is offering a blockseminar by American sociologist Sandra Hanson in April and May 2012. Students of American studies who are interested in participating in the seminar are invited to apply via e-mail to Dr. Victoria Reinhardt (gs@uni-leipzig.de). The seminar will take place from April 18 to May 10 at HSG 17. Please see the below course description for further details.



Professor Koenen's Classes Will Start in the Week of April 16

Dear Students,

Please note that Professor Koenen's classes will start in the week of April 16. Hence,

  • the lecture "The Canon and Popular Culture" (module Literature & Culture II) will start on April 17;
  • the seminar "(Post)Modernism: William Faulkner and Toni Morrison" (module Difference and Literature) will start on April 17; and
  • the seminar "Fiction and Politics" (module Political Cultures in a Transatlantic Context) will start on April 19.

Course Catalog Summer Term 2012

Dear Students,

For an overview of your courses in this year's summer term, please see the course catalog that is online as of last week. Registration information is available separately.


Secretariat Closed This Week

The secretariat has to remain closed for the rest of the week (Feb 29 to March 2). We are sorry for the inconvenience.

The secretariat's regular office hours should resume on Monday, March 5.


European Summer Schools Offering Classes for Students of American Studies

Dear Students,

Please take note of a variety of European summer schools offering classes this summer. Some of their programs might be of particular relevance to students (graduate and undergraduate, depending on the school) of American studies and related fields.


Secretariat Closed

The secretariat has to remain closed until further notice. We are sorry for the inconvenience.


Prof. Koenen's Seminar and Office Hours on Jan 5 Canceled

Please note that Prof. Koenen's seminar "Americanization and Its Discontents" (9-11am) and her office hour (1-2pm) on January 5 have to be canceled. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Her classes on January 6 will take place as scheduled.


Office Hours Catherine Sharpe on Jan 4 from 11am to noon

Please note that due to rescheduling, Catherine Sharpe's office hours this Wednesday, January 4, will be held from 11am to noon (instead of the regular 1-2pm).


Magister Oral Exam Dates for Winter Term 2011/12

Please see the Degree Exams page for the dates for the Magister oral exams this term.

Students can sign up for the exam slots on December 19 (Monday), December 20, 2011 (Tuesday), and January 5, 2012 (Thursday) at the secretariat during its regular office hours.

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