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Urban America : Mediating City Space as Place

02. Apr 09:00 - 16:00

Fifth American Studies Leipzig Graduate Conference

Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig
April 2, 2016

The Fifth American Studies Leipzig Graduate Conference “Urban America: Mediating City Space as Place,” seeks to investigate the cultural, social, and political production of spatial realms and places in an interdisciplinary framework.

You can find more information here.

Michael Grimwood lecture

06. Jul 17:00 - 19:00

Details: Join us for a public lecture by Prof. Michael Grimwood from North Carolina State University about William Faulkner's That Evening Sun. This lecture is part of Prof. Junker's lecture "American Literary History." 

Location: Hörsaalgebäude, HS 2

The event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Society, History, Politics II - Make Up Exam

11. Apr 17:00 - 19:00

The make up exam for the module Society, History, Politics II will take place

Monday, 11 April 2016
Room: GWZ 4.4.15
Time: 5-7 pm

Narrating War - Representation, Repression, Remembrance

05. Feb 13:00 - 17:00

American Studies Leipzig cordially invites you to this year's undergraduate research symposium on the narrativity of war.

War has always been a part of human coexistence. It shapes world politics and greatly affects the individual. How is war, in all its complexity, culturally mediated? How do war narratives impact a society's understanding and imagination of war? How powerful is these narratives influence on global politics?

From Alterglobalization to Occupy Wall Street

13. Jan 18:00 - 20:00

Please join us for a public talk on the contemporary American left with Blair Taylor (New School for Social Research, NYC / FU Berlin). 

13 January 2016
6-8 pm
Room: 2.516
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Leipzig


Taylor examines how political transformations within left social movements have helped to construct a “new spirit of capitalism” that addresses widespread demand for an ethical lifeworld, simultaneously innovating and modernizing while neutralizing critique.

"Warum die Moderne nicht für mich gemacht ist" : Abschiedsvorlesung Prof. Dr. Anne Koenen

02. Feb 17:00 - 19:00

2. Februar 2016, 17:00
Deutsches Literaturinstitut
Wächterstraße 34


Building President Obama's Environmental Strategy

10. Dec 18:00 - 20:00

How Republicans Have been Asked to Help, and What this means for the  Country‘s Green Politics

Please join Jim Brainard, Mayor of Carmel, Indiana, for a talk on Republican environmental politics in the US.

10 December 2015
6-8 pm
GWZ, 4.415


Mr. Brainard argues that climate friendliness is a traditional part of Republican policy. He was part of the “State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force On Climate Preparedness and Resilience,“ which was established by President Obama as part of his climate action plan.

With Mr. Brainard as Mayor, the city of Carmel has developed from a driving to a walking and bicycling city. The city won several prices for its environmental policies and was voted the “Best Place to Live in United States“ by CNN Money in 2012.


Can Conservatives be Climate Friendly?

10. Dec 11:45 - 13:00

You bet. The Real Story of Republican Mayor Jim Brainard of Carmel, Indiana, and Its Importance For American Politics.

Please join us for a brownbag roundtable discussion with national figure, Jim Brainard, Mayor of Carmel, Indiana.

10 December 2015
11:45 am - 01:00 pm

Teacher Workshop: The American Dream in the 21st Century

03. Dec 09:00 - 16:00

Every year, the Institute for American Studies Leipzig, in collaboration with American Space Leipzig, organizes a workshop for teachers.

This year, the workshop will take place on 3 December 2015 at the Institute for American Studies Leipzig (Room: 2516) and address the “American Dream”.

MA Town Hall Meeting

13. Jan 17:00 - 18:00

On January 13, 2016, American Studies Leipzig will hold a town hall meeting for students who are interested in applying for the institute's MA program. The meeting will take place at 5 pm in the Humanities Building (GWZ), room 3 5.15. ASL faculty and staff will answer questions about the application procedure and the program itself.

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