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200828May

New Picador Professor Chuck Klosterman

American Studies Leipzig looks forward to welcoming the Summer 2008 Picador Guest Professor for Literature Chuck Klosterman.

Klosterman is the author of Fargo Rock City (2001), Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs (2004), Killing yourself to Live (2006) and Chuck Klosterman IV (2007). His work has received wide and enthusiastic praise, with Stephen King lauding Klosterman’s debut Fargo Rock City: “Writing about pop culture doesn't get any better than this, or any funnier.” Kosterman is also known for his 2004 ESPN blog and numerous articles on sports, music, and popular culture.

200826May

Exam Dates for Summer Term 2008

The exam dates for the Summer Term 2008 are set. From Tuesday, 27 May through Friday, 6 June, students can sign up for oral exam slots in the secretariat from 1 pm - 3 pm. The dates and details can be found on our Degree Exams page.

200826May

Hussein Obama

Leo directed my attention to the attached video clip forwarded to him by a (indo-muslim) friend in the USA. The clip (originally posted at www.livesteez.com?) shows pro-Hillary democrats trying to argue why they would rather vote for McCain than support Obama.

While Leo highlighted the discursive contortions people go through to thinly veil their racism, I was struck by a couple of other aspects.

200823May

College Democrats Endorse

The College Democrats of America are unquestionably very tech savy as the generation of citizens they represent. They are present on every major social networking site online to reach out to and to organize their members. To determine who they should endorse, the president and vice-president of the College Democrats took a quite unconventional  survey of their members. They produced a youtube video asking for feedback from College Democrats nationwide. And here is the outcome:

200821May

4 Dead in Ohio: Film, Lecture, & Discussion with C. Bredenbrock

Filmmaker and author Claus Bredenbrock (Bochum) will be in Leipzig as part of the series "History in Conversation" - a series of lectures organized by the History Department of the University. He will show his documentary "4 Tote in Ohio: Ein amerikanisches Trauma" followed by a lecture and discussion. The film is about an unprocessed American trauma: the shooting of four Kent State University students by the National Guard during an anti-war demonstration on May 4, 1970.

200821May

Prof. Koenen: No Classes & Office Hours

Prof. Koenen's office hours and classes on May 22 and 23 have to be cancelled.

200819May

UPDATED: BA, MA, and Magister Registration Summer 2008

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200819May

Chuck Klosterman Interviewed on Radio Mephisto97.6

Leipzig's University Radio, cooperating with MDR Sputnik, did an Interview with this year's Picador Guest Professor for Literature Chuck Klosterman. Check out their article online at http://mephisto976.uni-leipzig.de or download the audio below.

200817May

Picador Professor John Haskell in Kreuzer logbuch

Picador Professor John Haskell wrote a piece for the Buchmessenbeilage of Leipzig's Kreuzer. The piece is part of a new series "Mein Leipzig," Haskell's text appeared together with contributions by You-Il Kang, Clemens Meyer, and Fritz Rudolf Fries.
John Haskell was Leipzig's 2007/08 Picador Professor for Literature.

 

 

 

 

200814May

Krautgarden: Reading by US and Leipzig Authors

On 14. March, the third "Krautgarden" will take place, and this time, it will happen in New York and Leipzig!

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