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 First Picador Professor Arrives in Leipzig 

20073Jan
Submitted by webmaster on Wed, 01/03/2007 - 14:00

Tristan Hughes, First Holder of the Picador Professorship for Literature, Arrives in Leipzig

On Wednesday, January 3rd, Tristan Hughes arrived in Leipzig as the first holder of the Picador Professorship for Literature. The acclaimed Canadian-Welsh author will stay in Leipzig for the current semester to teach literature from the perspective of a practicing writer who also holds a PhD in American Literature.
Professor Hughes will meet with students on January 11th to discuss the details of his upcoming seminar. For more information on Tristan Hughes, we advise the following sources:


The Picador Professorship for Literature at the University of Leipzig is unique in Germany. Located at the University's American Studies Program and based on a partnership between the Veranstaltungsforum der Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, the DAAD, and the University of Leipzig, it combines elements of a writers-in-residence program, creative writing programs, and university learning. The Picador Professorship for Literature brings leading young writers of English language literature to Leipzig and Mitteldeutschland, thereby providing students with a chance to work with 'practitioners' of literature. It thus also engages in and fosters a vivid exchange about the relationship between literature, language and culture, especially as they shape society's negotiation of diversity and difference.

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