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 Sebastian M. Herrmann's blog 

200928Jan

Reading by Stewart O'Nan

On Wednesday, 8pm, acclaimed US-american writer Stewart O'Nan will read from his novel Songs for the Missing. The reading takes place at the Haus des  Buches.

200920Jan

Inauguration Event Draws Enormous Crowd

Today's inauguration event drew an unexpected crowd as over 200 people showed up for a live viewing of President Obama taking the oath of office, the inauguration speech, and discussions. On the panel, American Studies Leipzig faculty discussed with Consul General Katherine Brucker, and affiliated faculty joining the discussion from Oklahoma and Washington DC.

20098Jan

Picador Guest Professor Nancy Kress Reads on Jan 8

American Studies Leipzig cordially invites you to join Picador Guest Professor Nancy Kress's public reading on 8 January, 8pm, at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig.

On January 8, 8pm, Nancy Kress will read her story "Patent Infringement" at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig. Julia Kastein (MDR) will moderate the discussion with graphic artist and director Schwarwel and the audience. The reading will be accompanied by live DJ music (DJ Haircut, Ilses Erika).

200811Dec

2008 Books at the Frank Freidel Library

Below, please find the list of 2008 acquisitions for the Frank Freidel Library. A few more volumes are still pending and we will update the list in January. Please feel free to suggest books to be ordered in 2009 using our order page.

20088Dec

Survey on the Future of the Bachelor Wahlbereich / Zweitfach

The future of the Bachelor Wahlbereich is currently under discussion. Among the possible models for the future are: an improved version of the Wahlbereich, a Zweitfach-solution, as well as other forms of Kombi-Bachelors.

As the institute is working to position itself in these discussions, we ask for feedback on these issues from Bachelor students. We have thus prepared a survey that we would like you to respond to.

20088Dec

CANCELED. [Picador Guest Professor Nancy Kress Reads in Berlin]

Due to a family emergency, the below event has to be canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

On 11th. December 2008, 19hrs, the 2008/09 Picador Guest Professor for Literature Nancy Kress will read in Berlin at the Museum The Kennedys. The reading will be moderated by former American Studies Leipzig faculty Dr. Catrin Gersdorf.

200810Nov

For the Addicts: Fighting the Post-Election Hangover

For those of us who got used to checking out the latest polling data starting around 6pm in the afternoon and making this a central element of their procrastination schedule, the election was a real bummer. Not because of the result, but because the numbers game is over now.

200828Oct

UPDATED: Guest Lecture: Simon Koschut of the DGAP Speaks on the Upcoming Elections

 

In a room packed with over 30 students, Simon Koschut of the DGAP spoke on the future of German-American relations in face of the upcoming election. Among others, Koschut discussed the areas of the global financial system, the trade system, foreign policy, and climate change as areas in which different dynamics are going to unfold.

The lecture was followed by a half-hour long discussion of various aspects of the current presidential election.

200820Oct

Final Call: aspeers still accepts submissions for the 2 (2009) issue on migration and mobility

The Leipzig-based graduate journal aspeers still accepts submissions of student work (both academic and artistic) on the topic of "Migration and Mobility." The journal is a unique project launched as part of the MA program in 2007. It publishes outstanding work by MA/Magister students in American Studies programs across Europe.

200816Oct

Scheine Chuck Klosterman

Seminar Scheins for Chuck Klosterman's two classes may be picked up in the secretariat as of now.

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