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Please Join Us for the First Picador Professor Round Table

American Studies Leipzig cordially invites you to join the first Picador Professor Round Table. Author Tristan Hughes, the first Picador Professor for Literature, will meet with students and guests to discuss Literatures, Cultures and National Identities during an informal round table on

Wednesday, 31 January 2007
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Villa Tillmanns (Wächterstraße 30)


Picador Professorship Inaugurated

The University of Leipzig, the Institute for American Studies, the DAAD, and the Holtzbrinck Veranstaltungsforum inaugurated the new Picador Professorship for Literature in the Alter Senatsaal of the Rektorat on 23 January. The Professorship is housed at the Institute for American Studies.


American Studies Course Catalog Now Available

The Course Catalog for the Summer Term 2007 is now available on this website as a PDF file. Please keep on checking the course-listings for any news or updates.


Deutschlandfunk Interviews ASL about State-of-the-Union Speech

Deutschlandfunk conducted a live interview with American Studies Leipzig for the noon news hour on Wednesday, 24 January. The topic of the interview involved an analysis about the content and implications of President Bush's State-of-the-Union Speech, an important date in the annual American political calendar.


ASL Open House Well Visited

Some 40-50 students from high schools around Saxony and the Mitteldeutschland region came to the American Studies Open House yesterday to talk about the program with students and faculty of American Studies Leipzig.


Tag der offenen Hochschultür: B.A. and M.A. in American Studies

American Studies presents its B.A. and M.A. programs at "Tag der offenen Hochschultür"

Meet American Studies faculty and students, and learn about the B.A. and M.A. programs offered by the Institute at the "American Studies Open House," January 11, 9-12 am, Beethovenstr. 15, room 2516.

Feel free to view pictures of last year's American Studies Open House online.



New Picador Professorship Block Seminar

The Picador Professorship for Literature Invites You to Join the Seminar "Modern American Fiction"

This seminar offers students the unique opportunity to discuss a diverse selection of 20th-century US-American fictions in ways that unite literary scholarship with the viewpoint of a leading young writer working in the English language.


Terminverschiebung bzw. -änderung Abschlussprüfung Prof. Koenen

Aus Krankheitsgründen können die mündlichen Literaturabschlussprüfungen von Frau Prof. Koenen zu den ursprünglich geplanten Terminen (12. und 13. Februar 2007) nicht stattfinden. Alternativ werden Prüfungstermine bei Frau Dr. Kanzler vom 12. bis 14. Februar 2007 angeboten.

Studenten, die bereits einen Termin bei Frau Prof. Koenen vereinbart haben, werden dringend gebeten, sich im Sekretariat zu melden zwecks erneuter Terminabsprache.


Prof. Anne Koenen's classes and office hours cancelled

For health-related reasons, Prof. Anne Koenen's classes and office hours in
January have to be cancelled. Students in her classes should check their
Lehrbox-course-pages and their e-mail for any news.


First Picador Professor Arrives in Leipzig

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.

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