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Houston - We Have a Reading: A Literary Space Odyssey

30. Oct 18:00 - 31. Oct 02:00

Lange Leipziger Lesenacht and HALLE 14 cordially invite you to their free event "Houston - We Have A Reading" at Baumwollspinnerei on October 30th. You can expect literary speed dating, cookies, music, poetry, readings, and a documentary with authors from the US and Germany. Our very own Picador Professor Sasha Pimentel will be there and many other fascinating authors, too. 

This is their exciting program:


International Symposium "Selling Ethnicity and Race" - A Great Success

From November 6 to 8, 2013, American Studies Leipzig hosted the international symposium “Selling Ethnicity and Race: Consumerism and Representation in 21st-Century America.” At the opening dinner which was held at the restaurant Centralapotheke on November 6, the organizers Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez, Frank Usbeck, Anne Grob, and Maria Lippold welcomed keynote speaker Marilyn Halter alongside most of the fifteen presenters from Germany and the United States.


Susann Ehrhardt's Office Hours Canceled Monday Nov 18

Please note that Susann Ehrhardt's office hours on November 18 are cancelled. For questions concerning BA Plus please send an email to asl-baplus@uni-leipzig.de


ASL-ASAA Professional Brown Bag Lunch with Tom Miller

Yesterday, Thomas S. Miller, Attaché for Public Affairs at the United States Embassy Germany, joined ASL and the ASAA for an informal professional brown bag lunch. ASL students and faculty had a chance to ask all sorts of questions concerning diplomatic work and current transatlantic relations. Mr. Miller shared experience from his work as senior level diplomat and asked students about their views and opinions of recent NSA headlines. Consul Teta M.


ASL Welcomes Prof. Barry Laga as Fulbright Guest Professor

American Studies Leipzig is very happy to welcome Prof. Barry Laga as Fulbright Guest Professor for the coming two semesters. Prof. Laga earned his BA and MA at  Brigham Young University in Utah and his PhD from Purdue University in Indiana. Since 1997, he has been teaching at Colorado Mesa University in Colorado where he is Chair of the Department of Literature, Languages, and Mass Communication.


New Time for Make-Up Exam for MA Lehramt Module, "American Dream" (from Summer Semester 2013)

The new time for the MA Lehramt MA Module "American Dream" Make-Up Exam is Monday, November 18, from 5-7 PM in Hörsaal 8.

Please contact Prof. Crister Garrett with inquiries at crister.garrett@uni-leipzig.de


MDR Info Interviews ASL About Political Crisis in Washington DC

MDR Info, the main news radio station for the Mitteldeutschland region, conducted a live interview with American Studies Leipzig on Saturday, October 12, about the ongoing political crisis in Washington DC involving the federal government being closed and the country rapidly heading to defaulting on paying its debts.


New Seminar as Alternative in Module Transatlantic Space

For the module Transatlantic Space, there is now a new seminar that can be taken as an equivalency to the seminar being offered by Professors Garrett and Laga. The alternative seminar is being offered by Professor Keil and other colleagues from the Universität Leipzig. The seminar is entitled "Culture and Language: The Tradition of Transatlantic Migration and Slavery". Details are included in the attached announcement.


McCloy and ERP Scholarship Programs Calling for Applications

Dear students,

If you are thinking about studying in the US after finishing your BA, please have a look at the attached flyers of the McCloy and the ERP scholarship programs. McCloy specifically supports students at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, while ERP offers support for studies at other US universities. Both programs are open to excellent students with at least a BA degree from all academic disciplines. Application deadlines are October 15, 2013, for the ERP and November 1, 2013, for the McCloy program.


Sport Faculty Is Looking for Tandem Partners

Dear students,

The University of Leipzig's Sportwissenschaftliche Fakultät is looking for tandem partners for the participants of the international coaching courses starting August 28, 2013.The participants come from 27 different countries and speak Arabic, English, French, or Spanish. If you are interested, please see the attached posters and contact the Sprachenzentrum via tandem@uni-leipzig.de.
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