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ASL's Stefan Schubert Talks about Gender Roles in Westerns and Soap Operas

On April 16, ASL's Stefan Schubert talked to a crowd of about 50 people about gender and genre in film and television, in a presentation titled "Von Lonesome Cowboys und Desperate Housewives: Geschlechterdarstellungen im US-Fernsehen." In his talk, Schubert discussed genres as mixtures between formal and cultural conventions and especially highlighted the cultural work that they do, tracing generic allegiances between the prototypical American genre of the Western and contemp

Prof. Kanzler's office hour rescheduled on Monday, April 15

15. Apr 15:00 - 16:00

Please note that Prof. Kanzler's office hour on Monday, April 15 will be moved up one hour. It will take place from 3 to 4 pm.


Ceremonial Storytelling: Book launch concludes successful Leipzig – Dresden Research Collaboration

The joint research initiative “Selbst-Bewusste Erzählungen“ between scholars at ASL and TU Dresden has concluded its final project with the release of Frank Usbeck’s book on “Ceremonial Storytelling: Rituals and Narrative in Post-9/11 US Wars” published by Peter Lang earlier this month.


Prof. Pisarz-Ramirez Office Hours cancelled on Wednesday, 10 April

Due to a business trip, Prof. Pisarz-Ramírez' Office Hours have to be cancelled on Wednesday, 10 April.

Anne Keyselt
ASL Secretariat


Secretaries' office closes at 2 pm today

The secretaries' office will close one hour earlier today, Wednesday, April 10. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

04-AME-1401 Lecture exam (Prof. Kanzler)

17. Jul 17:15 - 18:45

Lecture and Seminar: "US-American Literature: Beginnings to Present" (Prof. Katja Kanzler) / "American Cultures and Society" (Eleonora Ravizza):

  • July 17, 2019 (written exam, 90 minutes, between 5:15 - 6:45 pm), rooms HS 1 & HS 2 (HSG)


IASLC both Take home essays due (Prof. Pisarz-Ramirez)

30. Sep (All day)

Seminar "Race, Ethnicity and Space" (Prof. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez):

  • Take-home essay due on September 30, 2019

Seminar "The US Southern Rimlands in the Cultural Imagination" (Prof. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez):

  • Take-home essay due on September 30, 2019


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