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To Tell a Story to the American People

Throughout the 2012 presidential election, ‘narrative’ stood out as a dominant paradigm in discussions of contemporary politics: Countless commentators asserted the importance of competing narratives, pointing out the extent to which electoral success depended on the president’s (and the contenders’) ability to tell compelling stories of themselves and of the nation. Put differently, then, one of the most dominant narratives of the 2012 election cycle was that of the importance of ‘narrative’ in politics.

Herrmann, Sebastian M. “‘To Tell a Story to the American People:’ Elections, Postmodernism, and Popular Narratology.” Electoral Cultures: American Democracy and Choice. Ed. Georgiana Banita and Sascha Pöhlmann. Heidelberg: Winter, 2015. 323-39. Print.

Wrestling With the Real

Herrmann, Sebastian M. “Wrestling with the Real: Politics, Journalism, History in Frost/Nixon, and the Complex Realism of Kayfabe.” Amerikastudien – American Studies 61.1 (2016): 11-31. Print.

Participating Audiences, Imagined Public Spheres

Herrmann, Sebastian M., Carolin Alice Hofmann, Katja Kanzler, and Frank Usbeck: Participating Audiences, Imagined Public Spheres: The Cultural Work of Contemporary American(ized) Narratives. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2012. Print.

Presidential Unrealities

Herrmann, Sebastian M. Presidential Unrealities: Epistemic Panic, Cultural Work, and the US Presidency. Heidelberg: Winter, 2014. Print. American Studies - A Monograph Series.

201731Aug

SHRIMP Learning Analytics – The Journey Continues

American Studies Leipzig’s SHRIMP project will receive new funding, starting this winter, to begin a new project phase and to further improve the learning experience in the BA 1st-year module “Literature and Culture I.” The project's third milestone will focus on "learning analytics" -- strategies of using metadata analyses to personalize the learning experience, to digitally coach students and instructors, and to better understand the users' reading and learning processes.

201730Aug

SHP I Make-Up Exam 2017

Dear students,

 

The make-up exam for the lecture "Society, History, and Politics I" (SHPI) will take place on


October 18, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Room 2 5.16
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Leipzig

SHP I Make-Up Exam

Date: 
18. Oct 18:00 - 19:30

The make-up exam for the lecture "Society, History, and Politics I" (SHPI) will take place on


October 18, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Room 2 5.16
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Leipzig

 

Creative Writing

BA Professional Skills Module “Creative Writing: Imagining America” (04-001-1019)
(5 Credits)

Tuesday, 3 - 7 pm*, GWZ 3 5.15
Daniel Peña (Picador Guest Professor)

Seminar: Writing Trauma
Tuesday, 3.15-4pm, GWZ 3 5.15

Tutorial: Creative Writing
Tuesday, 4-4.45pm, GWZ 3.5.15

*Both classes partly take place as block seminars: Tuesday, 3.15-6.45pm

Lehramt Courses

Modul *-2401: "American Literatures, American Societies"

Module Coordinator: Prof. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez

The module is designed specifically to train future teachers in utilizing electronic resources, e-teaching, and e-learning to teach American Studies material in the classroom. For more information on this innovative format, cf. our project homepage. The module exam consists of an extensive e-teaching project prepared by the students in the seminar.

MA Courses

Methods and Theories in American Studies (04-038-2001)

Module Coordinator: Prof. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez

This module provides students with an overview of key methods and theories employed in the interdisciplinary field of American Studies. It is meant to prepare students for the program's advanced modules.

[==The module consists of one lecture and one seminar==

Lecture: Methods and Theories I

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