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20071Feb

Mephisto Radio Interviews ASL about Political Trends in the USA

The student radio station mephisto 97.6 with a listenership of around 15,000 people in the greater Leipzig region conducted an interview with American Studies for its Wednesday morning show "Mephisto Brings the World to Leipzig (Mephisto holt die Welt nach Leipzig)". Questions centered around several trends that seem to point to a larger political turn in the American landscape: growing protests against the war in Iraq, the growing greening of corporate America, and the broad popularity of Senator Barack Obama as a presidential candidate.

20071Feb

Faculty Office Hours During Winter Break

Regular office hours of the American Studies Leipzig faculty are not in effect during the winter break (until 31 March). Please see below for alternative office hours of our faculty members.

Prof. Anne Koenen
13 March, 11:00 - 12:00 am

Prof. Crister Garrett
by appointment (E-Mail: crister.garrett@uni-leipzig.de)

Sebastian M. Herrmann, M.A.
6 Feb., 1:30 – 2:30 pm
27 Feb., 1:30 – 2:30 pm

200729Jan

Please Join Us for the First Picador Professor Round Table

American Studies Leipzig cordially invites you to join the first Picador Professor Round Table. Author Tristan Hughes, the first Picador Professor for Literature, will meet with students and guests to discuss Literatures, Cultures and National Identities during an informal round table on

Wednesday, 31 January 2007
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Villa Tillmanns (Wächterstraße 30)

200725Jan

Picador Professorship Inaugurated

The University of Leipzig, the Institute for American Studies, the DAAD, and the Holtzbrinck Veranstaltungsforum inaugurated the new Picador Professorship for Literature in the Alter Senatsaal of the Rektorat on 23 January. The Professorship is housed at the Institute for American Studies.

200725Jan

American Studies Course Catalog Now Available

The Course Catalog for the Summer Term 2007 is now available on this website as a PDF file. Please keep on checking the course-listings for any news or updates.

200725Jan

Deutschlandfunk Interviews ASL about State-of-the-Union Speech

Deutschlandfunk conducted a live interview with American Studies Leipzig for the noon news hour on Wednesday, 24 January. The topic of the interview involved an analysis about the content and implications of President Bush's State-of-the-Union Speech, an important date in the annual American political calendar.

200712Jan

ASL Open House Well Visited

Some 40-50 students from high schools around Saxony and the Mitteldeutschland region came to the American Studies Open House yesterday to talk about the program with students and faculty of American Studies Leipzig.

20078Jan

Tag der offenen Hochschultür: B.A. and M.A. in American Studies

American Studies presents its B.A. and M.A. programs at "Tag der offenen Hochschultür"

Meet American Studies faculty and students, and learn about the B.A. and M.A. programs offered by the Institute at the "American Studies Open House," January 11, 9-12 am, Beethovenstr. 15, room 2516.

Feel free to view pictures of last year's American Studies Open House online.

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20078Jan

New Picador Professorship Block Seminar

The Picador Professorship for Literature Invites You to Join the Seminar "Modern American Fiction"

This seminar offers students the unique opportunity to discuss a diverse selection of 20th-century US-American fictions in ways that unite literary scholarship with the viewpoint of a leading young writer working in the English language.

20074Jan

Terminverschiebung bzw. -änderung Abschlussprüfung Prof. Koenen

Aus Krankheitsgründen können die mündlichen Literaturabschlussprüfungen von Frau Prof. Koenen zu den ursprünglich geplanten Terminen (12. und 13. Februar 2007) nicht stattfinden. Alternativ werden Prüfungstermine bei Frau Dr. Kanzler vom 12. bis 14. Februar 2007 angeboten.

Studenten, die bereits einen Termin bei Frau Prof. Koenen vereinbart haben, werden dringend gebeten, sich im Sekretariat zu melden zwecks erneuter Terminabsprache.

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