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International Conference: Democracy and Difference in the "Pacific Century"

Date: 
09. Jul 11:00 - 11. Jul 13:00

This conference seeks to bring together diverse scholars and a variety of other voices exploring the meaning of the trans­pacific in the context of trans­atlantic interactions and transnational American Studies. The bridging theme will be dialogues on difference and democracy as explored in diverse forms of expression, including literature, culture, knowledge construction, politics, economics, and the narrating of history.

Strategies for Effective Communication

Date: 
06. Jul 17:00 - 19:00

Please join us for the third workshop in a series on intercultural and business communication between Americans and Germans. The workshop will offer basic lessons, case-studies, and practical exercises.

6 July 2015
GWZ 2.516
5-7 pm

 

The Hardboiled Writer in Hollywood

Date: 
01. Jul 17:00 - 19:00

Please join us for a public lecture with Professor Jason Stevens (University of Pittsburgh) on Raymond Chandler, postwar Los Angeles, and Film Noir.

1 July 2015
HS 2
5-7 pm
 

Professor Stevens has taught at Harvard University and the University of Maryland and has been a fellow of the National Humanities Center in Durham, NC. His work focuses on mid-to late-20th-century American literature and US cultural and intellectual history.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Heading Out: Study Abroad Roundtable

Date: 
29. Jun 17:00 - 19:00

Please join us for an advising roundtable with American Space Study Abroad Coordinator Tobias Schlobach with a special focus on studying abroad in the United States.

29 June 2015
5-7 pm
GWZ 2516

 

Mr. Schlobach will discuss how to find the university or program that is right for you, when and how to apply for scholarships, and how to prepare for your stay abroad.

The event is free and open to public.

Beer for a Better World

Date: 
25. Jun 17:00 - 19:00

Please join Peter Eckert and David Griedelbach, CEOs of Quartiermeister, for a roundtable discussion on so-called “sociable social entrepreneurship.“

June 25
5-7 pm
GWZ 2.516

Quartiermeister is a beer that works for the benefit of the community. The small business wants to show that doing business in an ecologically, economically, and socially sustainable manner works and create awareness for alternative products and correct consumption.

Narcocorridos: Guest Lecture

Date: 
24. Jun 09:00 - 11:00

Narcocorridos is a genre of traditional folk music from northern Mexico, from which several other genres have evolved. It encompasses a music culture which celebrates a different version of the American dream: violence, money, and drug dealing. Narcocorrido enjoys immense popularity on both sides of the US-Mexican border.

24 June
9- 11 am
GWZ 2.516

BART Research Bash with Picador Prof. Alleyne and Dr. Bast

Date: 
02. Jul 17:00 - 19:00

Seventh BART Research Bash (GWZ Room 2.5.16)

In our continuing effort to familiarize students with the research projects of scholars at American Studies Leipzig, ASL will host the next BART 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 speakers will be:

Picador Prof. Lauren K. Alleyne

ASL Independence Day BBQ on July 3

Date: 
03. Jul 16:30 - 22:00

Dear all, the ASL Event Committee is delighted to announce this year’s annual Independence Day celebration. Join our BBQ party and  spend some time hanging out with fellow students, enjoying free food, and music. For more information, check out our flyer. Hope to see you on the 3rd!

Foot Fungus is Better in America

Date: 
22. Jun 17:00 - 19:00

Please join us for a workshop on the daily adventures of transatlantic encounters, led by American Space Leipzig Education Coordinator, Heather Pruessing.

22 June 2015
5-7 pm
GWZ 2.516

 

In her workshop, Ms. Pruessing will consider how striking cultural differences between America and Germany can become visible in seemingly trivial daily activities, such as going to the pharmacy.

The Currency of Culture

Date: 
15. Jun 17:00 - 19:00

Please join us for the second workshop in a series on intercultural and business communication between Americans and Germans.

15 June 2015
5-7 pm
GWZ 2.516

The workshop will offer basic lessons, case-studies, and practical exercises.

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