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Fulbright Lecture by Claudia Sadowski-Smith

19. Apr 17:00 - 19:00

Transcultural Literacy/Fulbright Lecture Series (NSG 326): Claudia Sadowski-Smith (University of Rostock/Arizona State University) will speak on global American studies and global border studies.

Please also see the attached poster for information.

Conference on Civil Rights Movements and International Understanding

13. Feb 14:00 - 17:00

The Bürgerkomitee Leipzig e.V., in cooperation with the US Consulate General Leipzig, is organizing a conference on "Civil Rights Movements in Museums and Schools as a Way to Further International Understanding." The conference, which focuses especially on the impact US civil rights movements had on similar movements in Germany, will take place on February 13 from 2pm to 5pm at the Museum in der "Runden Ecke" (Dittrichring 24).

For registration information and additional details on the conference, please see the attached PDF.

MA Conference "Global Games, Global Goals"

30. Mar 10:00 - 31. Mar 17:00

The third annual American Studies Leipzig MA-level graduate conference, “Global Games, Global Goals,” will investigate the cultural, social, and political realms of sports in an interdisciplinary framework.

You can find further information, the program, presentation abstracts, etc. on the conference website.

The conference will be at the Deutsches Literaturinstitut (Wächterstr. 34, 04107 Leipzig).



16. May 17:00 - 19:00

In our continuing effort to familiarize students with the research projects of scholars at American Studies Leipzig, ASL will host the next Research Bash, an informal event with snacks and soda in which two of the institute‘s scholars discuss both their present research interests and their scholarly biography.

The fourth BART Research Bash will take place on Wednesday, May 16 (5 pm - 7 pm; GWZ Room 2.516).

Please Join The "Debate America" Symposium on Feb. 3

03. Feb 14:00 - 19:00

Debate America is a symposium organized by 3rd year BA Students of American Studies as part of their Project Module. With the symposium we aim to foster the understanding of the complexities of American politics, culture, and literature. Please join us when we debate various topics that range from American exceptionalism, the role of African Americans in today´s America, and contemporary American literature.

MA Townhall Meeting

23. Jan 17:00 - 19:00

American Studies Leipzig invites interested students of American studies and of related disciplines to a roundtable on the American Studies MA Program and the application procedures. The meeting will take place on Monday, January 23 at 5pm at GWZ 2.516.

Please also see the attached poster for information.

ASL Book Club Meets To Discuss "Everything is Illuminated"

08. Feb 17:00 - 19:00

The first book the ASL Book Club will discuss in 2012 is Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything is Illuminated. The novel, published in 2002, was Foer's first one. It generated widespread interest among literary circles and was praised by a variety of critics. Everything is Illuminated is a story about a young Jewish-American, who has the same name as the author. He travels to the Ukraine to investigate his grandfather`s story and thereby learns about his family's past.

Guest Lecture NPR Journalist Jeff Rosenberg at Institute for Journalism

11. Jan 13:00 - 15:00

Radio Journalist Jeff Rosenberg will be holding a lecture on "The American Broadcast System: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" at the University of Leipzig‘s Institute for Journalism as part of the seminar series “Grundlagen des Journalismus.” Rosenberg worked for the National Public Radio (NPR) for 20 years and was the head of the station’s international section.

ASL Event Committee Help Desk

05. Dec 17:00 - 19:00

If you have any questions regarding American Studies Leipzig, studying abroad, or if you have any other concerns with your studies, please join the ASL Event Committee for their Help Desk on December 5 at 5 pm (GWZ room 3.515).

Or just come and have a piece of cake. With the Help Desk, the ASL Event Committee wants to offer a student service to students.


Please also refer to the attached poster for information on the event.

First ASL Event Commitee Thanksgiving Dinner

24. Nov 18:00 - 22:00

The ASL Event Committee would like to invite everyone to their first Thanksgiving dinner on November 24 at the Community Center of the Baptiste Church (Bernhard-Göring Straße 18-20). Feel free to join and have a delicious Thanksgiving feast with a 9kg turkey.

Please also see the attached poster for additional information.

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