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First Freidel Resident Madeleine Vala Arrives in Leipzig

American Studies Leipzig is proud to welcome Prof. Madeleine Vala (University of Puerto Rico) as its first Frank Freidel Resident. Initiated to mark the Frank Freidel Library's 10th anniversary, the residency-program allows scholars to pursue research projects at American Studies Leipzig and its library. The Frank Freidel Library has extensive holdings in the fields of United States history, literature, and culture as well as access to the fields' most important data bases.


Polish Ambassador to America to Speak to ASL

Poland's Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Janusz Reiter, will speak to American Studies Leipzig and the City of Leipzig on Thursday, 21 June 2007, at the Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig. The subject of his talk will be "From the Atlantic Community to a Transatlantic Space?". Mr. Reiter has also served as Ambassador to Germany during the 1990s. The Director of the Polish Institute Leipzig, Mr. Michal Maliszewski, will introduce the Ambassador.

The talk will be followed by a reception.


American Poets read at Haus des Buches on June 19

The Consulate General and the Haus des Buches cooperate in an event that brings young American poets together for a reading on Tuesday, June 19, 8pm at the "Literaturcafe des Haus des Buches."

The poets will read, together with their translators, from a new anthology called "Junge Amerikanische Lyrik." Among the participants are: Matthea Harvey, Christian Hawkey, Jeffrey McDaniel, Kevin Young, Steffen Popp, Ron Winkler, Jan Wagner, and Uljana Wolf.


Picador Professorship on the Radio

Radio mephisto97.6 did a short feature on Picador Professor James Hopkin. The feature focused on his biography, his writing and his time here in Leipzig. Hopkin is staying with American Studies Leipzig during the Summer 2007 Term as Picador Professor for Literature.


ASL Shows Houston Study Tour Impressions

"Volunteerism, Diversity, and Civic Engagement"


On June 6, American Studies Leipzig inaugurated a photo exhibition on its 2006 study tour to Houston, Texas. About 60 guests joined ASL for the reception and screening of the film. Showing 60 photos taken by the students, the exhibition covers various themes of the tour. The photos are on display until June 20th in the GWZ Foyer (Beethovenstraße 15).


Enrollment Procedure for MA American Studies

For German Applicants | For International Applicants


The following information is relevant for all applicants who wish to enter the MA American Studies in 2007.


Info Day on Studying Abroad

This Wednesday the International Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt) of Leipzig University hosts an information day on studying abroad. The event takes place

June 6, 10 am – 4 pm
Campus Jahnallee
Pausenhalle Süd


Photo Exhibition and Movie Premiere: Study Tour Houston

Study Tour Houston: "Volunteerism, Diversity, and Civic Engagement"

American Studies Leipzig will celebrate the inauguration of a photo exhibition and premiere of a documentary movie on Wednesday, June 6th, 5:30 pm.


Leipziger Volkszeitung Interviews ASL

The largest regional newspaper for Mitteldeutschland (Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia), the Leipziger Volkszeitung, interviewed American Studies Leipzig for the 25 May edition of the newspaper (Page 2). Senior Editor for Politics and International Affairs at the LVZ, Anita Kecke, conducted the interview, and raised a series of questions with Crister Garrett about transatlantic relations and the course of American politics.


ASL Co-Hosts Reading and Performance with Anthony Joseph

ASL and the Institut fuer Anglistik hosted the reading of poet, novelist, and musician Anthony Joseph Monday evening at the Villa Tillmanns. Joseph, who was born in Trinidad and now lives in the UK, read from his most recent novel The African Origins of UFOs.

In a mixture of reading and performance, he also read from his collections of poetry, Desafinado (1994) and Teragaton (1998). Some twenty people joined Joseph's lively performance and the following Q & A.

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