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201816Nov

Prof. Michael Butter Gives a Lecture on the Transnational Heroization of Donald Trump

On November 13, Prof. Michael Butter gave a lecture titled "'This Beast in the Shape of a Man': Right-wing Populism, White Masculinity, and the Transnational Heroization of Donald Trump" at Villa Tillmanns in Leipzig. In his talk, Prof.

201812Nov

Applications for Fulbright Travel Grants are Open

Students who are intending to study at a partner university in the US in 2019/2020 can now apply for travel grants with Fulbright Germany. Applications close on 15 January 2019.

Grantees will receive 2'000 Euros and will be participating in the preparation and networking seminar in Berlin from 16 to 20 March 2019. They will also become members of the international Fulbright network.

Applicants can be both undergraduate and graduate students who are intending to take part in a study exchange with a partner university in the US in the academic year 2019/2020. Applicants are expected to be motivated, involved, and perfoming well academically. German citizenship is a requirement.

You can learn more about this opportunity here.

 

20182Nov

ASL Hosts a Podium Discussion on the Topic of Trump and Satire

On October 27, ASL’s Prof. Katja Kanzler led a podium discussion on the topic of satire, its limitations and affordances, and its potentials in the pushback against Donald Trump's policies and politics. The event was attended by about fourty people and took place at Galerie KUB. The panel consisted of four contributors, who each brought their own unique backgrounds to the table.

The Transnational Heroization of Donald Trump - Lecture by Prof. Michael Butter

Date: 
13. Nov 17:00 - 19:00

American Studies Leipzig and the Collaborative Research Center on “Invectivity” cordially invite you to a lecture by Prof. Michael Butter on the heroization of US President Donald Trump in both the United States and Europe. In his talk, Prof. Butter will analyze texts, memes, and online videos to examine how the heroic narratives that are circulated in popular culture on both sides of the Atlantic have increasingly become intertwined with politics and are used to make sense of it. Although Trump means different things to different admirers (or fans), they share an international language of Western heroism, and their heroizations of Trump depend on, and are enabled by, a globally circulating popular culture that provides both the templates and tropes for the heroic narratives they create.

The event takes place on Tuesday, November 13, 5pm at Villa Tillmanns (Wächterstr. 30).

This talk is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!

Houston - We Have a Reading: A Literary Space Odyssey

Date: 
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:

201624Nov

Internship Coordinator Office Hours will be Tuesdays 1-2pm

Dear students, please note that the Internship Support Office Hours with new Internship Coordinator, Christin Habermann, will be held Tuesdays 1-2pm.

You can also contact the Internship Coordinator via e-mail asl-internship@uni-leipzig.de

Lecture "Hip-Hop in the GDR" by Leonard Schmieding

Date: 
08. Dec 09:00 - 11:00

Please join us for a talk by Dr. Leonard Schmieding on the topic

"Hip-Hop in the GDR"

on December 8, 2011, 9.15-10.45 am, in room 2.516 of the GWZ (fifth floor). The lecture is held as part of Prof. Koenen's seminar Americanization and Its Discontents but is open to all students interested in the topic.

Please also see the attached poster.

201122Mar

Apply for Summer Internships in the US

Here are some internship offers in the non-profit sector that we thought would be interesting for you:

  • Development Internship, Boston Women's Fund (Boston, MA)

  • Communications Internship, Women's Foreign Policy Group (Washington, DC)

  • PR Internship, National Psoriasis Foundation (Portland, OR)

  • Marketing Internship, Touchstone Gallery (Washington, DC)

20117Mar

Exam Grades for Modules SHP II and Literature, Society, History, Politics Lehramt

The exam grades for the BA Lehramt Modul Literatur und Kultur der USA (04-001-1401) and for Society, History, Politics  II  (04-001-1006) are now available online (please see attachments) and on the bulletin board at ASL. Please note that the SHP II grades refer to the lecture exam!

 

20113Mar

L.E. Writers Reading: The Closest East to the Heart

L.E. Writers: The Closest East to the Heart

a book fair reading event with stories and poems by Stewart Tunnicliff, Ralf Lowland, Svetlana Lavochkina, and Diana Feuerbach.

on Sunday, 20 March 2011, 8pm, Noch Besser Leben

 

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