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Dissertation Defense: Eleonora Ravizza on The Fifties in Popular Culture

24. Oct 16:00 - 18:00

ASL's Eleonora Ravizza will publicly defend her dissertation, titled "The Fifties in Contemporary US Popular Culture: Self-Reflexivity, Melodrama, and Nostalgia," on Thursday, October 24, 4pm, at GWZ 4.4.15.

Reading with Picador Professor Morgan Jerkins

26. Oct 19:30 - 21:00

Please join us for Picador Professor Morgan Jerkins's reading on Saturday, October 26, 7.30pm! It will take place at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 9-11, 'Auditorium').

Morgan Jerkins will read from her work This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America and engage in a discussion moderated by Senthuran Varatharajah.

Guest Lecture by Prof. Heike Paul on Feminism in the Age of Trump

19. Jul 16:00 - 17:30

Prof. Heike Paul, chair of American literary and cultural studies at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, will hold a lecture on the topic "#MeToo and Other Kinds of Feminisms in the Age of Trump" on Friday, July 19, 4pm, at the GWZ lecture hall (Beethovenstr. 15).

aspeers 12 Launch Event

28. Jun 18:00 - 20:00

On June 28, 2019 at 6 pm, American Studies Leipzig will celebrate the release of the twelfth issue of aspeers: emerging voices in american studies, Europe’s first and currently only peer-reviewed graduate journal in American studies.

Over the course of the last semester, an editing team of seven MA students has worked to select contributions, revise them together with the authors, edit them, and make them ready for publication. The result is a book-size volume to be presented as part of the event.

Weiter sehen: Realität in Serie - Interdisciplinary Conference

24. May 11:00 - 25. May 13:30

Please join us on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 at the Lecture Hall of the University Library Albertina for a conference hosted by ASL in conjunction with the Collaborative Research Center "Invectivity" (SFB Invektivität) and the network Weiter sehen: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven der Dresdner Serienforschung. The conference will be held in German.

Prof. Kanzler's office hour rescheduled on Monday, April 15

15. Apr 15:00 - 16:00

Please note that Prof. Kanzler's office hour on Monday, April 15 will be moved up one hour. It will take place from 3 to 4 pm.

Guest Lecture by Jeremy Douglass on Interactive Narrative across Media

27. Apr 09:30 - 11:30

Please join us for a guest lecture by Prof. Jeremy Douglass (UC Santa Barbara) on the topic "Interactive Narrative across Media: Gameplay Structures, Symbols, and Forms." The talk takes place on Saturday, April 27, 9.30am at the Villa Tillmanns (Wächterstr. 30).

Guest Lecture by Leon Gurevitch on "Liminal Labour"

26. Apr 17:30 - 19:30

Please join us for a guest lecture by Prof. Leon Gurevitch (Victoria University of Wellington) on the topic "Liminal Labour: Narrating the Quantified Career and the Symbolic Value of Visual Effects Production." The talk takes place on Friday, April 26, 5.30pm at the Villa Tillmanns (Wächterstr. 30).

Picador Reading on Literature – Civil Society – Diversity

15. Apr 17:00 - 19:00

Over the past several years, 25 authors have come to Leipzig as Picador Guest Professors for Literature, teaching creative writing at the Institute for American Studies and engaging in a dialogue on US literature with the wider public.

ASL Research Bash

25. Jun 17:00 - 19:00

Please join us for the ASL Research Bash, an informal event in which two of the institute's scholars discuss both their present research interests and their scholarly biographies. The Research Bash is meant to familiarize ASL students with the research done at the institute and with doing research in general. Accordingly, you will also have the opportunity to ask any questions about academic research yourself.

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