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Course Catalog Summer 2018

The course catalog for the upcoming semester (summer 2018) is available now.

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


Call for Applications: Arnold Heidsieck Scholarships

The Arnold Heidsieck Scholarship Fund offers several scholarships for one or two semesters at a university in the U.S. The program invites applications from BA-students in the humanities who are currently enrolled at a German university and have a focus on German literature, language, history and culture.

The scholarships provide monthly grants of up to USD 550 and travel allowances of up to USD 1,100. Deadline for applications: 5 April 2018 for a stipend starting in August or September 2018.


Updated: Exam Dates Winter Semester 2017/18

Literature and Culture I (04-001-1001)

Lecture: American Literature: Beginnings to Present (Prof. Junker):

  • January 31, 2018 (written exam, 90 minutes, between 1:00 – 3:00 pm), HS 2 (HSG)

Seminars (Schadewaldt, Becker, Schubert) and Tutorials (Prüßing, Burkhardt):

  • Take-home essay due on February 14, 2018



Prof. Garrett's Office Hours: January 10 & January 23

Dear students,

Prof. Garrett's next office hours will be held on

10 January 2018, 4:30-6:00 PM

23 January 2018, 4:00-6:00 PM

@ GWZ, Room 3505


Secretariat Closed


ASL's secretariat remains closed
December 21st - January 2nd.


Prof. Pisarz-Ramirez' Office Hours on November 14th Cancelled

Prof. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez' Office Hours on November 14th, 2017 has to be cancelled due to a conference. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Prof. Garrett's Office Hours, 21 December, 4-6 PM

Dear students,

Prof. Garrett's next office hours will be held on

21 December, 4-6 PM

@ GWZ, Room 3505


Annika Schadewaldt's Office Hour on November 7th Cancelled

Annika Schadewaldt's Office Hour on November 7th, 2017 had to be cancelled.

We apologize for the inconvenience.


Office Hours During the Winter Semester 2017/18

Prof. Garrett

no regular office hours due to Forschungsfreisemester

9 November, 4 – 6 pm
21 December, 4 – 6 pm

Prof. Pisarz-Ramírez

Tuesday, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
GWZ 3 5.08

Prof. Junker

Wednesday, 3:30 – 4 :30 pm, and by appointment GWZ 3 5.07


ASL's Thorsten Burkhardt interviewed by mephisto 97.6

ASL's Thorsten Burkhardt was interviewed by Leipzig University student radio mephisto 97.6 on the occasion of Stephen King's 70th birthday. In the interview, Thorsten Burkhardt talked about the mass appeal of King's books and his impact on American popular culture in general.

The interview also addressed the new movie adaptation of King's IT and why this book holds such a prominent place in American horror fiction.

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