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ASL Invited to Hold Talk at German-American Institute Tuebingen

The German-American Institute in Tuebingen invited American Studies Leipzig to speak to a regional audience on 12 April about the unfolding events surrounding the 2008 Presidential Election. In front of an audience of some 50 people at the DAI Tuebingen, ASL faculty member Crister Garrett held a talk entitled “And the Race is On! Trends and Themes in the 2008 Presidential Election”.


Student Newspaper student! reports on Picador Professorship

Leipzig's independent student newspaper student! reports on the American Studies Leipzig Picador Professorship for Literature. The 400 word article is available online at the student homepage. The article talks about both the last Picador Professor Tristan Hughes and current Picador Professor James Hopkin.


Faculty Office Hours During Summer Term 2007

Regular office hours of the American Studies Leipzig faculty are now in effect for the summer term 2007.

Office hours for each faculty member can be found on their individual pages. An overview of all faculty members and their respective office hourse can be found on the Core Faculty page.


BA Module Registration Confirmation for the Wahlbereich

The lists of students accepted into American Studies Leipzig BA modules for their Wahlbereich is available for download as of now.


Doctoral Student Marie-Luise Löffler Awarded Böll Scholarship

Marie-Luise Löffler has been awarded a highly competitive scholarship from the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung to fund her Ph.D. project on African American women's literature. Marie's proposal was one of around just 50 selected from a pool of several thousand in a rigorous, multi-stage application process. The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is affiliated with the Green Party and supports, among others, projects addressing gender and minority issues.


New BA and MA Brochures for ASL

American Studies Leipzig has just finished designing new brochures for its BA and MA programs. These brochures provide practical information about the goals of the programs, what makes the programs so distinguished and unique, how to apply, and what these programs can mean for your personal development and professional advancement.

To view the BA Brochure, please click here.


Two ASL Faculty Members Receive Fulbright Grants

The Fulbright commission has granted scholarships to two American Studies Leipzig faculty members for the 2007 American Studies Summer Institute in San Francisco.


Picador Professorship Seminars in Summer '07

American Studies Leipzig Invites You to Join the Following Seminars Offered by the Summer '07 Picador Guest Professor for Literature, James Hopkin.

207 The Novels of Thomas Pynchon (Wed 5-7)


Picador Professor James Hopkin Arrives In Leipzig

The next Picador Professor for Literature James Hopkin will arrive at American Studies Leipzig on Monday, April 9, 2007. The acclaimed British author will stay in Leipzig for the Summer Term of 2007 to teach two courses. A course on Thomas Pynchon will provide students with the perspective of a practicing writer on one of America's most notable authors. A Creative Writing / Book Reviewing class will give students an opportunity to work hands on with a practitioner of literature.

Professor Hopkin's classes will begin April 11.


First Day of Classes for Summer Term 2007

Unless course descriptions specify otherwise, classes for our BA students
start on April 10 (after registrations) and for all other students on April

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