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Information and Invitation "Poetics of Politics"

In less than one week scholars of American studies will meet in Leipzig to discuss political and poetic notions in texts from literature, film, non-fiction, television, and new media. Analyzing the crossroads of contemporary American literary and political cultures, the conference wants to shed light on the textual dynamics by which texts in and across the realms of literature, culture, and politics negotiate political issues and assert their own social relevance.

Material for Upcoming Conference

With the conference "Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in Contemporary American Literature and Culture" approaching, we have uploaded some material for teachers who might be interested in attending.

Upcoming Graduation Ceremony 2013

The American Studies Alumni Association (ASAA) and the ASL Event Committee will hold the American Studies graduation ceremony 2013 on Friday, 26 July, 2013, in the "Lecture Hall" at Albertina. We cordially invite all 3rd-year BA, 4th-year BA Plus, 2nd year MA, and all other students who will graduate or did graduate from American Studies Leipzig in 2013, to join us.


Newsletter on: Picador Reading and Upcoming Conference

As summer is approaching, we would like to draw your attention to two  great events in the upcoming weeks:

First of all, our Picador reading with Calvin Baker, that is part of the Picador Professorship. More information on the next Picador reading: americanstudies.uni-leipzig.de/content/picador-reading-calvin-baker

Newsletter on: Picador Professor, MOOC Lecture, Copyright, Conference

New Picador Professor Calvin Baker

American Studies Leipzig is honored to announce New York-based writer Calvin Baker as the holder of the Picador Guest Professorship for Literature in the summer term of 2013. Besides teaching two classes at our institute, Professor Baker will also be available for readings and other public events in the upcoming months (soon to be announced).


American Studies Alumni Association - neuer Vorstand gewählt

In einer ordentlichen Mitgliederversammlung hat die American Studies Alumni Association e. V. Leipzig (ASAA) im Februar 2013 einen neuen Vorstand gewählt und die Ziele der Vereinsarbeit für die kommenden beiden Jahre diskutiert.

Zur Wahl stellten sich drei KandidatInnen, die einstimmig von den anwesenden Mitgliedern als neuer Vorstand des Vereins gewählt wurden:

Victor Weiler (1. Vorsitzender)
Susan Fittkau (2. Vorsitzende)
Maria Zywietz (Schatzmeisterin)

Great Success for International Symposium "Hemispheric Encounters"

On April 26 and 27, 2012, American Studies Leipzig hosted the international symposium "Hemispheric Encounters: The Early United States in a Transnational Perspective." At the informal opening dinner at the restaurant Centralapotheke on April 25, the organizers, ASL Professor Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez and Dr. Markus Heide (HU Berlin), welcomed fifteen international guests from Germany, Europe, and the United States.



Final Conference Program

Dear presenters and guests,

the final program of "Hemispheric Encounters" (PDF-file) is online now.

We look forward to seeing you all in Leipzig this week.

Have a safe and pleasant journey.


"Hemispheric Encounters" Conference Locations

Dear conference participants,

attached you find a map which contains all locations of our symposium. They are all located in the inner city of Leipzig.

This information is also available as a PDF-file.


International Symposium on "Hemispheric Encounters"

Next week, American Studies Leipzig holds the international symposium "Hemispheric Encounters: The Early United States in a Transnational Perspective."

On April 26th and 27th, fifteen scholars from the US, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Germany meet and discuss the formation and consolidation of national and collective identities in the early United States and how in the decades after the American Revolution US American culture and literature as well as identity constructions were formed by such "hemispheric encounters."

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