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Repeat Exam "Ethnicity and Diversity in US Culture"

18. Apr 13:00 - 15:00

The repeat exam for the "Ethnicity and Diversity in US Culture" (Lecture) written exam (February 2, 2018) will take place on April 18, 2018 from 1 - 3 pm in room 3 5.15 (GWZ).

Please make sure you are signed up for the exam in AlmaWeb.


Repeat Exam "Ethnicity and Diversity in US Culture"

Dear students.

The repeat exam for the "Ethnicity and Diversity in US Culture" (Lecture) written exam (February 2, 2018) will take place on April 18, 2018 from 1 - 3 pm in room 3 5.15 (GWZ).

Please make sure you are signed up for the exam in AlmaWeb.

The Materialism of Crisis: Renegotiating Capitalism in the Transatlantic Space

Dissertation Project by
Eric W. Fraunholz

This study follows one basic question: How did the Great Recession influence the production of knowledge in the transatlantic space? Proceeding from the debates around Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century, the study retraces a transatlantic discourse after the Great Recession that sought to reconcile economic analysis with ongoing social and political debates. I am expecting to find that interest in a materialist interrelationship of capital and society can be identified as a recurring motif after economic crises. This motif I conceive of as the materialism of crisis.

The study focusses on the University of California, Berkeley's Center for Equitable Growth, the Haas School of Business, and the Goldman School of Public Policy in the US, and Max Planck Institute for the Study of Society, Cologne, in Germany whose work identifies the fundamental facts about social interaction in the organization of material forces. Their analyses revolve around notions of capital, inequality, class, and instability, challenging the economic and political orthodoxy. The protagonists produce relatively discernible intellectual output with transatlantic reach and intellectual focus on the interrelation of economic forces, society, and politics.

The influence of Keynesianism on transatlantic debates in the aftermath of the Great Depression will function as a comparative historical reference point and additionally accentuate the significance of economic crises in transatlantic intellectual history.



ASL to Welcome Prof. Katja Kanzler as New Professor for American Literature

American Studies Leipzig is excited to announce that Professor Dr. Katja Kanzler has accepted Leipzig University’s offer to join ASL as the new professor for American Literature starting in August.


Module Registration Summer Semester 2018

The online course registration for Kernfach/Wahlfach/BA International Track AND Wahlbereich students for the summer semester 2018 starts on 28 March (noon). For parallel courses, choose early to get the seat you want.

You must enroll via TOOL at: https://almaweb.uni-leipzig.de/einschreibung

For further information please consult our course catalog and the attached registration information sheet.


Course Catalog Summer 2018

The course catalog for the upcoming semester (summer 2018) is available now.

Please be aware that these pages will be updated throughout the break and the semester.


Next Picador Professor Rajesh Parameswaran

American Studies Leipzig is proud to announce Rajesh Parameswaran as our next Picador Guest Professor for Literature. He will hold the professorship in the summer term of 2018.


Picador Seminars by Rajesh Parameswaran in the Summer Term 2018

As part of his tenure in the summer term of 2018, Picador Professor Rajesh Parameswaran will teach two classes at American Studies Leipzig.

Americans Abroad

Tuesdays, 5-7pm, GWZ 2.5.16


Spring 2018 Internship at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Berlin

The German Marshall Fund of the United States Berlin Office (GMF Berlin) is seeking a young academic, ideally engaged in Political Science, International Relations, or another related field. The internship offers an ideal opportunity to acquire substantive professional experience for those interested in working in an international, knowledge-sharing environment with world experts on political issues. The internship will begin on March 12, 2018 and last for 3 month. This is a part-time position with 20hrs/week, preferably Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The internship is compensated with 225€/month. The application deadline is February 28, 2018.

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