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Consulting Hours during Summer Semester Break 2019

Prof. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez:
Tues., July 16, 3 - 4 pm
Tues., August 27, 3 - 4 pm
Fri., September 6, 11 am - noon

Prof. Katja Kanzler:
Wedn., July 17, 3 - 4 pm
Tues., July 23, 2 - 3 pm
Tues., August 27, 4 - 5 pm

PD Dr Olaf Stieglitz:
Tues., August, 27, 9 - 10:30 am
Wedn., September, 11, 2 - 4 pm

Dr Stefan Schubert:
Mon., July 22, 11am - noon
Mon., August 12, 3 - 4 pm
and by appointment

Tobias Schlobach: by appointment

Eleonora Ravizza: by appointment

I'm currently on a one-person study tour through the US to research the ongoing presidential elections. I will post larger, in depth-pieces to American Studies Leipzig's election blog and will use my personal blog below to report on the everyday encounters. More information on my journey is also available in this news item. Please enjoy reading, and please comment or ask questions.

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Course Catalog Winter Semester 2019/20

The course catalog for the winter semester 2019/20 is available now.

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

Creative Writing

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

(5 Credits)

Overall module responsibility: Dr. Schubert
Module organization & coordination​: Dr. Schubert
 

Wednesday, 11.15 am-12.45 pm, GWZ 3.5.15
Morgan Jerkins (Picador Guest Professor)

 

Lehramt Courses

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

Overall module responsibility: Prof. Kanzler, PD Dr. Stieglitz
Module organization & coordination​: E. Ravizza

MA Courses

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

Overall module responsibility: Prof. Kanzler
Module organization & coordination​: Dr. Schubert

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==

Wiederholungsklausur 04-001-1003 Introduction to Linguistics for American Studies

Date: 
27. Sep 11:00 - 12:30

Repeat Lecture Exam 

NSG 122

BA Courses

Literature and Culture I (04-001-1001)

Overall module responsibility: Prof. Kanzler
Module organization & coordination: Dr. Spieler

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==

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

Courses Winter 2019/20

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 14, 2019.
Students are responsible for keeping track of updates on actual course dates (some are alternating).
 

 
 

MA Courses

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

Overall module responsibility: Prof. Kanzler
Module organization & coordination​: Dr. Schubert

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.

 

Graduate Colloquium in American Studies (04-038-2002)

Overall module responsibility: Prof. Kanzler
Module organization & coordination​: Prof. Kanzler

This module acquaints students with current issues and debates in American studies. Two exemplary seminars represent different academic traditions within this interdisciplinary field of inquiry, giving students an impression of their respective scholarly interests and approaches.

 

iCAN: international, interdisciplinary and integrated Career and Academic Knowledge (04-038-2003)

Overall module responsibility: PD Dr. Stieglitz
Module organization & coordination​: Dr. Schmieder

The two seminars complement each other to introduce and embed for students how American Studies relates to major trends in international career development. What skills, knowledge, and experience are employers in such diverse professional sectors as education, media, international organizations, business, government branches, cultural exchange, and journalism looking for? How do these trends impact how one pursues graduate studies, and how one begins now to prepare for the period after graduate school? Repeated international studies confirm that students should be defining and designing their graduate school objectives and strategy from the outset of their graduate program. This goal is the purpose of requiring all students in the MA American Studies program at Leipzig to enroll in iCAN.

 

Consumption, Culture and Identity (04-038-2011)

Overall module responsibility: Prof. Kanzler
Module organization & coordination​: Dr. Schubert

This module focuses on the study of consumer and popular culture. The two seminars approach consumer culture from different academic perspectives, aiming to acquaint students with the respective research interests and methodologies they contribute to the exploration of consumption, culture, and identity.

 

Immigration, Ethnicity, and Citizenship (04-038-2012)

Overall module responsibility: PD Dr. Stieglitz
Module organization & coordination​: PD Dr. Stieglitz

The United States is a country of immigration; Germany is not. Thus the standard line to contrast a basic difference between the two countries in terms of mobility and citizenship. Reality is of course considerably more complex for both countries. Human mobility and ethnic diversity stand at the center of how the United States has perceived itself from its earliest moments. The concept of citizenship, of the formal political and social contract involving rights and obligations for those born into citizenship, or granted citizenship, lies at the heart of how a country perceives its basic values, norms, institutions – in short, that for which it stands. The American story cannot be understood without a strong appreciation of how immigration and ethnicity and their importance for defining citizenship have infused the country’s construction, and struggle with itself. In the debates about state, society, and citizenship, the United States and Europe have played a fundamental role in influencing each other’s evolving models with which to regulate mobility, diversity, and belonging.

 

Transatlantic Space (04-038-2010)

Overall module responsibility: PD Dr. Stieglitz
Module organization & coordination​: PD Dr. Stieglitz

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