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Apply Now - Study Trip to New York City with the Bosch Alumni Network

The Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association is currently looking for applicants for a study trip to New York City to learn about podcasting.



Picador Seminars by Daniel Pena in the Winter Term 2017/18

As part of his tenure in the winter term of 2017/18, Picador Professor Daniel Peña will teach two classes at American Studies Leipzig. Please note that these courses will partly take place as block seminars, since they start slightly later and end sooner than the official semester dates. See below for further information, and if you have questions beyond that, please contact the professorship's coordinator, Stefan Schubert.


Next Picador Professor Daniel Pena

American Studies Leipzig is proud to announce Daniel Peña as our next Picador Guest Professor for Literature. He will hold the professorship in the winter term of 2017/18.


ASL Offers New BA Professional Skills Modules for Creative Writing

Starting with the winter term of 2017/18, ASL will offer two new professional skills modules (Schlüsselqualifikationsmodule) for creative writing, taught by the Picador Guest Professor for Literature. The new modules, "Creative Writing: Imagining America" (in the winter) and "Creative Writing: Envisioning America" (in the summer), will allow students to gain insights into the practices and deeper intricacies of creative writing as part of their regular curriculum.


Course Catalog Winter 2017/18

The course catalog for the upcoming semester (winter 2017/18) is available now.

Please be aware that these pages will be updated throughout the break and the semester.


SHK/WHK Stellen für das SHRIMP Projekt zu vergeben

Das Lehr-Lernprojekt SHRIMP (Social Hypertext Reader & Interactive Mapping Platform) sucht zum Wintersemester 2017/18 Verstärkung für sein Team.


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SHRIMP Learning Analytics – The Journey Continues

American Studies Leipzig’s SHRIMP project will receive new funding, starting this winter, to begin a new project phase and to further improve the learning experience in the BA 1st-year module “Literature and Culture I.” The project's third milestone will focus on "learning analytics" -- strategies of using metadata analyses to personalize the learning experience, to digitally coach students and instructors, and to better understand the users' reading and learning processes.


SHP I Make-Up Exam 2017

Dear students,


The make-up exam for the lecture "Society, History, and Politics I" (SHPI) will take place on

October 18, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Room 2 5.16
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Leipzig


Positions Available at the Graduate School 'Practices of Literature' in Münster

The College of Philology at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University in Münster is looking for interested and qualified doctoral candidates in the area of Literary Studies starting April 1st 2018.

The following three areas are to be emphasized in the individual doctoral dissertations:

1. Literature and Society: The relationship between Literary Studies, Social Theories, Cultural Theo-ries and Studies, and Literature


ASL's Crister Garrett Interviewed by tagesschau on Escalating Crisis in North Korea

American Studies Leipzig Professor Crister S. Garrett was interviewed by Tagesschau about the escalating crisis in North Korea, and the American and international reactions to unfolding developments. The interview can be viewed here: http://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/video/video-315655.html

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