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201812Nov

Applications for Fulbright Travel Grants are Open

Students who are intending to study at a partner university in the US in 2019/2020 can now apply for travel grants with Fulbright Germany. Applications close on 15 January 2019.

Grantees will receive 2'000 Euros and will be participating in the preparation and networking seminar in Berlin from 16 to 20 March 2019. They will also become members of the international Fulbright network.

Applicants can be both undergraduate and graduate students who are intending to take part in a study exchange with a partner university in the US in the academic year 2019/2020. Applicants are expected to be motivated, involved, and perfoming well academically. German citizenship is a requirement.

You can learn more about this opportunity here.

 

20182Nov

ASL Hosts a Podium Discussion on the Topic of Trump and Satire

On October 27, ASL’s Prof. Katja Kanzler led a podium discussion on the topic of satire, its limitations and affordances, and its potentials in the pushback against Donald Trump's policies and politics. The event was attended by about fourty people and took place at Galerie KUB. The panel consisted of four contributors, who each brought their own unique backgrounds to the table.

The Transnational Heroization of Donald Trump - Lecture by Prof. Michael Butter

Date: 
13. Nov 17:00 - 19:00

American Studies Leipzig and the Collaborative Research Center on “Invectivity” cordially invite you to a lecture by Prof. Michael Butter on the heroization of US President Donald Trump in both the United States and Europe. In his talk, Prof. Butter will analyze texts, memes, and online videos to examine how the heroic narratives that are circulated in popular culture on both sides of the Atlantic have increasingly become intertwined with politics and are used to make sense of it. Although Trump means different things to different admirers (or fans), they share an international language of Western heroism, and their heroizations of Trump depend on, and are enabled by, a globally circulating popular culture that provides both the templates and tropes for the heroic narratives they create.

The event takes place on Tuesday, November 13, 5pm at Villa Tillmanns (Wächterstr. 30).

This talk is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!

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