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20156Nov

ASL Receives LiT-Funding for SHRIMP Project

American Studies Leipzig's learning and teaching experiment SHRIMP will receive additional funding by the Verbundprojekt Lehrpraxis im Transfer, a joint initiative by Saxony's universities meant to stimulate didactic innovation.

201528May

ASL's Sebastian M. Herrmann Awarded Christoph-Daniel-Ebeling Fellowship

American Studies Leipzig's Sebastian M. Herrmann was awarded the 2015 Christoph-Daniel-Ebeling Fellowship, a stipend jointly offered by the German Association for American Studies and the American Antiquarian Society.

201513May

Now Out: Poetics of Politics

American Studies Leipzig is proud to announce the release of the essay collection Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in Contemporary American Literature and Culture.

201516Mar

New Book on the Poetics of Politics

During this winter, the research initiative on "Selbst-Bewusste Erzählungen" completed final touches on a larger project that started with a conference jointly organized by American Studies scholars in Leipzig and Dresden in June 2013: Titled Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in Contemporary American Literature and CultureBook Cover

201528Jan

ASL Instructor Florian Bast Successfully Defends his Doctoral Thesis

On January 26th, 2015, Florian Bast defended his doctoral thesis on “Agency in Works by Octavia E. Butler” in front of a committe of professors from other philological institutes at the university and an audience of about 40.

20143Nov

Office Hours Dr. Herrmann Canceled on November 3 and 10

Office Hours for Sebastian Herrmann will have to be canceled on November 3 and 10 due to conference travel.

201427Aug

20 Years of American Studies Leipzig

In May, American Studies Leipzig celebrated its 20th anniversary with a two-day symposium that brought together practitioners of American studies from the entire region. On Friday, 23 May, scholars from Erfurt, Dresden, Jena, Magdeburg, and Halle met in Leipzig to discuss the current situation of American studies in Mitteldeutschland, recent developments, and challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. On Saturday, the group launched a new academic network for American studies in the region.

201311Nov

ASL joins the DGfA/GAAS's 60th Anniversary Conference

Several members of American Studies Leipzig contributed to the 60th Anniversary Conference of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA / GAAS) in Marburg from November 1st to November 3rd. The conference, entitled "Usable Pasts, Possible Futures: The DGfA/GAAS at 60," consisted of three days of lively and often controversial discussions among Americanists from all over Germany.

201311Nov

ASL's Florian Bast Presents his Work at the Austrian Association for American Studies

ASL faculty member and doctoral student Florian Bast recently presented his work at the 40th International Conference of the Austrian Association for American Studies.

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