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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).
 

 
 

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)

 

Seminar: Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Wednesday, 11.15 am-12 pm, GWZ 3.5.15

Tutorial: Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Wednesday, 12 pm-12.45 pm, GWZ 3.5.15

 

This workshop will be focused on creating a strong narrative from our personal histories as well as finding our individual tools with which to equip us for the journey of exploring our former selves from these experiences. Through close readings of each other's works, we will pay close attention not only to technical components, such as tone, rhythm, and style, but also more developmental aspects like momentum, idea trajectories, and emotional reporting. Our discussions on craft will often be supplemented with advice-centered work from authors like Alexander Chee, Vivian Gornick, and Joan Didion. Students will be expected not only to submit original material but also to give in-depth critiques to their classmates. This class is for anyone no matter their writing level for we will be challenging each other to dig deep into our memories, experiment with form, and actively engage with language and technique.

 

This class will conclude in December. The precise class schedule will be discussed in the first session.

Please also see our news item for more information on this module.

 

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