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201921Feb

Secretariat Closed from 25 to 28 February, 2019

Due to vacation, the Secretariat remains closed from 25 to 28 February, 2019.

Anne Keyselt
ASL Secretariat

201918Feb

Apply Now: Various Internship Opportunities with City Internships

City Internships is offering a variety of internship opportunities in Europe and in the United States in 2019.

City Internships is an accelerated learning provider that partners with traditional educators and leading companies to equip students with important skills to start successful careers after their graduation. The programs combine work experience-based training with cohort-based workshops and seminars.

201912Feb

Prof. Garrett's Office Hours Cancelled Until Further Notice

Dear students,

Prof. Garrett's office hours will have to be cancelled until further notice.

Please excuse any inconvenience.

Courses Summer 2019

Below please find our course catalog. We will update these pages throughout the break and the semester. Unless stated otherwise, classes start in the week of April 1, 2019.
Students are responsible for keeping track of updates on actual course dates (some are alternating).

 
 

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CONTACT INFORMATION

The Institute for American Studies is located at the University's Humanities Building (Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, GWZ), Beethovenstraße 15, on the 5th floor, in house 3, which is opposite the elevators/stairs.

Contact information on individual faculty members can be found on the faculty page.

REGISTRATION FOR CLASSES

Most classes require prior registration. To learn more about registration procedures for students in different ASL programs (Magister, BA, MA; service for Lehramt), please have a look at the Registration Information Sheet available in the respective news item. As access to some classes is quite competitive, please take the procedures and deadlines for registration seriously.

AMERICAN STUDIES MODULES

Modules in the BA and MA programs are designed to achieve specific learning goals, they entail a specific amount and specific types of coursework and examinations, and they may have prerequisites. To learn more about these, we strongly encourage you to have a look at our program's Module Catalog (BAMA) and at the appendix to our Conditions of Study (BAMA).

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International Students are very welcome in the courses offered by the Institute for American Studies. To learn more about places available in individual courses, please contact the instructor, and describe your situation briefly (i.e., exchange student, international guest student, participating in an international degree program). We will do our very best to include you in our courses.

COURSES

Course catalogs of past semesters can be found in the Downloads and Resources Area.

For course offerings in Linguistics, please consult the British Studies course catalog, available at the website of the Institute for British Studies (anglistik.philol.uni-leipzig.de).

Unless stated otherwise, classes start in the week of April 1, 2019. Students are responsible for keeping track of updates on actual course dates (some are alternating).

Addresses:
GWZ (Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum), Beethovenstr. 15
NSG (Neues Seminargebäude), Universitätsstr. 5
HSG (Hörsaalgebäude), Universitätsstr. 7

201911Feb

Office Hours during Semester Break Winter 2019

Prof. Crister Garrett

tba
 

Prof. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2:30-3:30 pm
Tuesday, March, 19, noon-1 pm

 

Prof. Katja Kanzler

Wednesday, Feb 13, 10-11 am
Monday, Feb 25, 11 am-noon
Monday, March 11, 11 am-noon

 

Dr. Sebastian Herrmann

by appointment
 

Dr. Schmieder

20195Feb

Prof. Garrett's Office Hours Cancelled for Tuesday, Feb. 5

Dear students,

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Prof. Garrett's office hours will have to be cancelled today, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.

 

20194Feb

Call for Applications: Carl Duisburg Fellowship for Future German Transatlanticists

The American Council on Germany (ACG), an independent, nonpartisan nonprofit organization and the leading U.S.-based forum for strengthening German-American relations, is calling for applications for their "Carl Duisburg Fellowship for Future German Transatlanticists". The Council examines German-American relations on three levels: the bilateral relationship, the ties between Europe and the United States, and how the transatlantic partnership can meet global challenges.

"Our Thing Is DRUM" - Film Screening and Discussion

Date: 
10. Feb 19:00 - 21:00

American Studies Leipzig and IG Metall Jugend Leipzig cordially invite you to a screening of Finally Got the News on Sunday, 10 February 2019, at Pöge-Haus, Hedwigstraße 20, 04315 Leipzig.

Leipzig Liest: “Homestead” mit Rebecca Rukeyser

Date: 
22. Feb 11:00 - 13:00

Leipzig Liest American Literature

Anmeldung bis 8. März erbeten unter 0341 99 54 134
oder kontakt@literaturhaus-leipzig.de

Schulklassen sind herzlich eingeladen zu einer Lesung in englischer und deutscher Sprache von Rebecca Rukeyser aus dem Roman Homestead

201929Jan

Katja Kanzler Holds her Inaugural Lecture

On January 17, 2019, ASL's Prof. Katja Kanzler held her inaugural lecture at Felix-Klein-Hörsaal in the Neues Paulinum. Speaking in front of an audience of about 50 students, faculty, and guests, she addressed the topic: "Von der Krisenhaftigkeit des Romans, 'Bookish Books' und der Politik des Literarischen in den USA des 21. Jahrhunderts." She was introduced and welcomed by Prof. Beat Siebenhaar, Dean of the Philologische Fakultät, as is tradition. 

In her talk, Prof. Kanzler first established that the crisis or even death of the novel in the 21st century has been proclaimed many times. She then went on to explain how so-called 'bookish books,' that is, books that draw explicit attention to their own mediality, are a reflection of the novel's need for these crises to constantly reinvent itself. To illustrate this, she discussed Salvador Plascienca's novel The People of Paper and by Doug Dourst and J.J. Abrams as two case studies.

After the lecture, most guests stayed for the reception, enjoying food, drinks, and conversation.

 

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