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Mündliche Staatsexamensprüfungen in amerikanischer Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft

Mündliche Staatsexamensprüfungen in amerikanischer Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft

Die Prüfungsthemen werden mit den entsprechenden Prüfer*innen in einer Konsultation (während der Sprechzeiten) abgesprochen. Dabei werden i.d.R. folgenden Umfänge erwartet:

201823Oct

Prof. Kanzler Interviewed by LUMAG

Leipzig University's LUMAG spoke to Prof. Katja Kanzler about her work, her plans for the literature professorship, and her views on literature and American (popular) culture. You can read the full interview on the LUMAG homepage (only within the campus network) or via the attached PDF.
 

201822Oct

Office Hours During Winter Semester 2018/19

Prof. Garrett

Tuesdays, 4-6 pm, and by Appointment
 

Prof. Pisarz-Ramírez

Wednesdays, 1-2 pm (on 24 Oct. from 2 - 3 pm)
 

Prof. Kanzler

Tuesdays, 2 - 3 pm
 

Dr. Herrmann

Mondays, 3-4 pm
 

Dr. Schmieder

Tuesdays, 12:00-13:00
 

Dr. Schubert

Tuesdays, 3-4 pm

 

201822Oct

Prof. Pisarz-Ramirez´ Office Hours postponed

On Wednesday, 24 Oct., Prof. Pisarz-Ramírez´ Office Hours have to be postponed to 2 - 3 pm.

Anne Keyselt
ASL Secretariat

201816Oct

iTASK Professional Seminar starts October 24th

Due to the University's Immatrikulationsfeier on Weds, October 17th starting at 3 PM, Professor Garrett's iTASK Professional Seminar begins on October 24th.

201815Oct

ASL Welcomes Prof. Katja Kanzler as New Chair for American Literature

American Studies Leipzig is delighted to announce that Prof. Katja Kanzler has assumed the position of Professor for American Literature at the institute. As previously indicated, Prof. Kanzler accepted Leipzig University’s offer to join ASL earlier this year, and she will start teaching classes in our BA and MA programs as the winter semester begins this week.

The Kitchen and the Factory: Spaces of Women's Work and the Negotiation of Social Difference in Antebellum American Literature

This book asks for the cultural work that spaces of feminine labor do in antebellum texts from a variety of literary and ‘para-literary’ contexts. Singling out the kitchen and the factory, it argues that sites of women’s work serve as key textual microcosms in which antebellum culture negotiates the discourses of social difference whose relevance skyrockets in this period, especially the discourses of gender, class, ‘race,’ and nationhood.

Kanzler, Katja. The Kitchen and the Factory: Spaces of Women's Work and the Negotiation of Social Difference in Antebellum American Literature. Universitätsverlag Winter, 2016.

Mensch, Maschine, Maschinenmenschen: Multidisziplinäre Perspektiven auf die Serie Westworld

Dieses Buch setzt sich mit der viel diskutierten HBO-Serie Westworld auseinander. Aus multidisziplinären Perspektiven fragen die Autor*innen danach, wie die Science-Fiction/Western-Serie als Erzählung funktioniert und dabei Aspekte des Posthumanismus, Fragen künstlicher Intelligenz und das Verhältnis von Mensch und Maschine problematisiert.

Georgi-Findlay, Brigitte, and Katja Kanzler, editors. Mensch, Maschine, Maschinenmenschen: Multidisziplinäre Perspektiven auf die Serie Westworld. Springer VS, 2018.

The Invective Mode in Contemporary US-American Television

Vituperation, (self-)debasement, mockery, humiliation, embarrassment — representations and performances of disparagement abound in American popular culture, to such an extent that they seem foundational for several popular genres, e.g. of comedy or of contemporary reality tv. While disparagement culture appears to enjoy a particular currency at the contemporary moment, it looks back on a substantial history in the US-American context.

This project is interested in the form(s) that disparagement takes in American popular culture and in the cultural work that it does. It proposes to conceptualize disparagement as a distinct mode of popular communication — an invective mode which is marked by its own repertoire of representational strategies, its own affective regime, its own historical resonances and political valencies. This invective mode has played a key (and yet unexamined) role in the development of American popular culture — its media, its genres, its aesthetics, its social functionalities. In its first phase, the project's work will focus on the invective mode in contemporary American television culture.

This project is connected with two dissertation projects, by Anne Krenz and Katja Schulze. It is part of the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 1285 “Invectivity: Constellations and Dynamics of Disparagement.” [www.invectivity.com]

20189Oct

Mündliche Staatsexamensprüfungen in amerikanischer Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft

Mündliche Staatsexamensprüfungen in amerikanischer Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft

Die Prüfungsthemen werden mit den entsprechenden Prüfer*innen in einer Konsultation (während der Sprechzeiten) abgesprochen. Dabei werden i.d.R. folgenden Umfänge erwartet:

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