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20189Jul

ASL's Stefan Schubert Defends His Doctoral Thesis on "Narrative Instability"

On Monday, June 25, 2018, ASL instructor Stefan Schubert successfully defended his doctoral thesis in front of a dissertation committee and an audience of about 30 people. This process is part of receiving a doctorate degree at Leipzig University's Philological Faculty.

Podiumsdiskussion zu Trump: Über die (Un)Möglichkeiten von Satire

Date: 
27. Oct 20:00 - 22:00

Donald Trumps Wahl zum amerikanischen Präsidenten hat der politischen Satire zu einer ungeheuren Blüte verholfen. Satirischer Spott gegen Trump ist aktuell eine der prominentesten Formen, über die sich Deutsche mit den USA beschäftigen.

Doch was genau kann und macht diese Satire? Welche Funktionen übernimmt sie? Und warum ist Trump-Satire gerade in Deutschland so populär? Dazu sprechen in einer Podiumsdiskussion:

Courses Winter 2018/19

Below please find our course catalog. We will update these pages throughout the break and the semester. Unless stated otherwise, classes start in the week of October 15, 2018.
Students are responsible for keeping track of updates on actual course dates (some are alternating).

 

 

Information

CONTACT INFORMATION

The Institute for American Studies is located at the University's Humanities Building (Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, GWZ), Beethovenstraße 15, on the 5th floor, in house 3, which is opposite the elevators/stairs.

Contact information on individual faculty members can be found on the faculty page.

REGISTRATION FOR CLASSES

Most classes require prior registration. To learn more about registration procedures for students in different ASL programs (Magister, BA, MA; service for Lehramt), please have a look at the Registration Information Sheet available in the respective news item. As access to some classes is quite competitive, please take the procedures and deadlines for registration seriously.

AMERICAN STUDIES MODULES

Modules in the BA and MA programs are designed to achieve specific learning goals, they entail a specific amount and specific types of coursework and examinations, and they may have prerequisites. To learn more about these, we strongly encourage you to have a look at our program's Module Catalog (BAMA) and at the appendix to our Conditions of Study (BAMA).

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International Students are very welcome in the courses offered by the Institute for American Studies. To learn more about places available in individual courses, please contact the instructor, and describe your situation briefly (i.e., exchange student, international guest student, participating in an international degree program). We will do our very best to include you in our courses.

COURSES

Course catalogs of past semesters can be found in the Downloads and Resources Area.

For course offerings in Linguistics, please consult the British Studies course catalog, available at the website of the Institute for British Studies (anglistik.philol.uni-leipzig.de).

Unless stated otherwise, classes start in the week of October 15, 2018. Students are responsible for keeping track of updates on actual course dates (some are alternating).

Addresses:
GWZ (Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum), Beethovenstr. 15
NSG (Neues Seminargebäude), Universitätsstr. 5
HSG (Hörsaalgebäude), Universitätsstr. 7


 

Creative Writing

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

Seminar & Tutorial


Tuesday, 3 - 5 pm, GWZ 3 5.15
Prof. Sasha Pimentel (Picador Guest Professor)

 

Seminar: Advanced Poetry Writing: Poetry Workshop
Tuesday, 3.15-4pm, GWZ 3.5.15

Lehramt Courses

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

MA Courses

 

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

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 two seminars==

Seminar: Methods and Theories I

Thursday, 3 - 5 pm, GWZ 3.515
Prof. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez / Prof. Katja Kanzler
 

BA Courses

Literature and Culture I (04-001-1001)

This module acquaints students with the basic issues and techniques of American literary studies. It provides a survey of United States literary history as well as an introduction to the methods and theories employed in literary and cultural analysis.

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

Lecture: American Literature: Beginnings to Present

20184Jul

Secretariat Closed from 9 to 11 July, 2018

Due to vacation, the Secretariat remains closed from 9 to 11 July, 2018.

 

Anne Keyselt
ASL Secretariat

20184Jul

Office Hours during the Semester Break Summer 2018

Prof. Garrett

Tuesday, 14 August, 4-6 PM
Monday, 17 September, 4-6 PM
And by Appointment
 

Prof. Pisarz-Ramírez

Friday,  24 August, 1 - 2 pm
Tuesday, 11 September, 3 - 4 pm
 

Prof. Junker

by appointment
 

Dr. Herrmann

20181Jul

Prof. Garrett's Office Hours Cancelled, 3 July

Dear students,

Due to his public lecture for Seniorenkolleg Leipzig at 5 pm, Prof. Garrett's office hours on 3 July will have to cancelled

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