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Office Hours during the Semester Break Winter 2018

Prof. Garrett

Monday, 19 Feb., 4-6 PM
Thursday, 15 March, 4-6 PM


Prof. Pisarz-Ramírez



Prof. Junker

by appointment



Dr. Herrmann

5. Feb, 4pm
5. Mar, 4pm


Dr. Schmieder


Dr. Antje Dallmann

Feb 21, 11-noon



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Two ASL Students Share their Adventure in Geneva, NY


Two of our students are currently spending a semester abroad at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, in Geneva, NY.


Maximilian and Constantin share their experience on our Study Abroad Blog. For the next three months, you can follow them on their adventure. Impressions from the beautiful campus, freezing temperatures, and the challenges of settling in are featured in their most recent posts.



First Things First

About two weeks ago, my study-abroad adventure @Hobart and William Smith Colleges, located in Geneva, NY, took off. Geneva is located at the deepest of the Finger Lakes, the Seneca Lake.  My journey was off to a rocky start. After spending some time in NYC beforehand, we wanted to take a Greyhound bus to Geneva. Since our bus from NYC was delayed, we missed our connecting bus in Binghamton. We, my companions an I, were left with a decision: wait 5 hours for the next bus to Geneva, or take an uber. We decided in favor of the latter.


Settling In

It’s been an interesting couple of first days for me. After spending a week rather off the usual touristic places in NYC (my highlights: thrift shopping in Brooklyn and exploring freezing-cold and almost completely abandoned Coney Island) I have finally arrived in Geneva, NY — the place I will call home for the next 4 months or so. The journey upstate was exhausting and frustrating. The bus from NYC was delayed 1.5h, which meant that we missed the connecting bus in Binghamton, NY.


Prof. Garrett Discusses the Government Shutdown at DLF

On January 20, American Studies Leipzig's Prof. Crister S.


Updated: Exam Dates Winter Semester 2017/18

Literature and Culture I (04-001-1001)

Lecture: American Literature: Beginnings to Present (Prof. Junker):

  • January 31, 2018 (written exam, 90 minutes, between 1:00 – 3:00 pm), HS 2 (HSG)

Seminars (Schadewaldt, Becker, Schubert) and Tutorials (Prüßing, Burkhardt):

  • Take-home essay due on February 14, 2018



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Prof. Garrett's Office Hours: January 10 & January 23

Dear students,

Prof. Garrett's next office hours will be held on

10 January 2018, 4:30-6:00 PM

23 January 2018, 4:00-6:00 PM

@ GWZ, Room 3505


Picador Professor Daniel Pena Reads From His Work and Discusses Climate Change

On November 30, 2017, current Picador Professor at the Institute for American Studies at Leipzig University, Daniel Peña, read from his work and engaged in a discussion with Prof. Crister S. Garrett, and Dr. Jacob Schewe from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research about the increasing impact and dangers of climate change.


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