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200727Nov

MA Admissions Process for Winter Term 2008

Information on the MA admissions process for the upcoming term (Winter 2008/09) is now available online on our MA Application Page. The application deadline for the American Studies Leipzig MA program is March 14 (April 18 for domestic applications).
Please refer to our MA Application Page for details.

200726Nov

Prof. Koenen - No Office Hours on 3 Dec.

No Office Hours on 3 Dec. because of "dies academicus".

200726Nov

Catherine Sharpe - No courses on Monday 26 Nov.

No courses on Monday 26 Nov. because of Illness.

200722Nov

Picador Reading by John Haskell

The Veranstaltungsforum der Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck and American Studies Leipzig jointly hosted the third Picador Professorship Reading in the Galerie Pierogi on Thursday, November 22. In the gallery packed with over 90 guests, Picador Professor and novelist John Haskell read from his acclaimed novel American Purgatorio. The reading was complemented by actor Günter Schossböck reading excerpts from the German translation Amerikanisches Fegefeuer.

200715Nov

Picador Professor John Haskell Reads on Nov 22

American Studies Leipzig cordially invites you to join the Picador Guest Professor John Haskell's public reading on 22 November, 8pm, at Galerie Pierogi.

20077Nov

MDR Journal Interviews ASL About German-American Relations

The leading radio news program for central Germany, MDR Journal, interviewed American Studies Leipzig on 7 November 2007 about the impending visit of Chancellor Angela Merkel to the United States, and what the symbolism of a visit to the presidential ranch in Texas can mean for German-American relations.

200730Oct

Call for Papers for New Graduate Journal as|peers

With a Call for Papers, American Studies Leipzig has announced a new journal for graduate students of American Studies in Europe. The new journal, aptly called as|peers, will offer emerging scholars a voice: A platform to showcase their work beyond the graduate classroom and a forum for discussion and exchange.
as|peers is currently the only peer-reviewed publication channel for graduate students in European American Studies programs.

200730Oct

Fulbright Magazine Highlights American Studies Leipzig

The German-American Fulbright Commission’s newsmagazine The Funnel has a long and interesting essay in its most recent edition (October 2007) by Professor Charles Johanningsmeier, who just stepped down as Fulbright-Leipzig Chair for American Studies. In both a very personal and professional way, Professor Johanningsmeier relates in his article, “How My Fulbright Experience Changed Me”, how his year in Leipzig and at American Studies has changed his life and that of his family.

200729Oct

Additional Proseminar to be Offered

Due to an unexpected demand, American Studies Leipzig has decided to offer another Proseminar for Magister Grundstudium. The Seminar will take place in a condensed format, i.e. extended sessions over a shorter time. Please note that this may well be one of the last topical proseminars offered in the American Studies Leipzig Magister Grundstudium.

200725Oct

BA Class '06 Organizes First Annual Halloween Party

The B.A. Class of 2006 invites you to its first Halloween Party on October 30, 2007.

With the intention to start an annual event, hosted by the respective 2nd-year B.A. class, the organizing staff is hoping for many of you to show up (and present your costumes).
The tradition of Halloween supposedly goes back to Irish immigrants, bringing with them the tradition of celebrating "All Hallow's Eve," a Christian celebration. Today, Halloween is among, if not the most famous celebration of children in the US.

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