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201828Jan

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.

201821Jan

Prof. Garrett Discusses the Government Shutdown at DLF

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

201817Jan

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

 

201814Jan

Apply Now - Marketing Internship at Mitteldeutscher Verlag

Mitteldeutscher Verlag is offering a marketing internship over a duration of at least eight weeks, beginning on February 12, 2018.  The working language will be German.

For further details, please see the attached document.

20183Jan

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

20182Jan

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.

 

201720Dec

Secretariat Closed

 

ASL's secretariat remains closed
December 21st - January 2nd.

20174Dec

Dr. Schmieder's Office Hours Canceled on Wednesday, 6th Dec

Please excuse any inconvenience.

20173Dec

Dr. Herrmann's Office Hours Canceled on Monday, 3. Dec

Office Hours for Dr. Herrmann have to be canceled on Monday, 4. December, due to the Digital Humanities Day in the University Library. For all urgent matters, you can find him at the Poster Slam in the UBL, right across the street.

Transnationality and Temporality in Early African American Texts

The essay argues that it is necessary to complicate spatial approaches to nationality by an acknowledgment of the equally important function of temporality in the imaginative constructions of the nation. The movement “beyond the nation” is not necessarily only a movement away from a particular territory but can also be a movement away from a particular temporal narrative.

Pisarz-Ramirez, Gabriele. “Transnationality and Temporality in Early African American Texts”. In The International Turn in American Studies, eds. Marietta Messmer and Armin Paul Frank. Interamericana 7 (Frankfurt: Lang, 2015): 209–230.

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