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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."


Location of the Conference Opening Dinner

Dear particpants,

We are happy to announce that the opening dinner on April 25th will take place at a small restaurant called Centralapotheke. The location is in walking distance from your hotel Motel One.

In order to get to the Centralapotheke, follow these directions, starting at the Motel One:


Student Volunteers Needed for ASL's Symposium "Hemispheric Encounters"

Dear ASL students,

we are looking for volunteers for the international symposium "Hemispheric Encounters: The Early United States in a Transnational Perspective" which is organized by Professor Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez (Leipzig) and Dr. Markus Heide (Berlin).

For detailed information on the symposium - please take a look at our website www.hemispheric-encounters.de


Hemispheric Encounters Symposium in April - Homepage Online

From April 25th to 27th, the international symposium "Hemispheric Encounters - The Early United States in a Transnational Perspective" will take place in Leipzig.

The symposium is organized by Professor Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez (American Studies Leipzig / Minority Studies, University of Leipzig) and Dr. Markus Heide (Department of English and American Studies / American Studies, Humboldt-Universität Berlin).


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