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ASL Research Bash

25. Jun 17:00 - 19:00

Please join us for the ASL Research Bash, an informal event in which two of the institute's scholars discuss both their present research interests and their scholarly biographies. The Research Bash is meant to familiarize ASL students with the research done at the institute and with doing research in general. Accordingly, you will also have the opportunity to ask any questions about academic research yourself.


ASL Student Mascha Lange Earns Pre-Doc Award to Pursue Doctoral Project

American Studies Leipzig is proud and happy to announce that Mascha Lange and Dr. Stefan Schubert have been granted one of Leipzig University's Pre-Doc Awards. The award will allow Mascha Lange to bridge the gap between the phase of having finished her academic degree and trying to secure long-term funding for a doctoral project. Thematically, this project, supervised by Prof. Katja Kanzler and Dr.


Beginning Narrative Liminalities: First Workshop Meeting

Americanists from all over Germany convened in Leipzig on April 20 and 21 to inaugurate a Research Network on "Narrative Liminality." Funded by the German Research Foundation, the network serves to explore the boundaries and interrelationships between the symbolic forms of narrative, play, data, ritual, spectacle, and others. It is meant to test and advance the assumption that these forms are best understood as gradable rather than as binary, and that important cultural and symbolic work is done in the spaces where these forms meet, intersect, or overlap.

BART Research Bash with Picador Prof. Alleyne and Dr. Bast

02. Jul 17:00 - 19:00

Seventh BART Research Bash (GWZ Room 2.5.16)

In our continuing effort to familiarize students with the research projects of scholars at American Studies Leipzig, ASL will host the next BART Research Bash, an informal event with snacks and soda in which two of the institute‘s scholars discuss both their present research interests and their scholarly biography.

The speakers will be:

Picador Prof. Lauren K. Alleyne


Frank Usbeck Completes His Research and Lecture Tour with a Talk at the University of Nebraska

In the wake of a workshop at the annual convention of the American Studies Association on 6-9 November 2014, organized with current and former American Studies Leipzig students and faculty (Katja Kanzler, Alice Hofmann, and Sebastian M.

Regional Colloquium

20. Jun 09:00 - 20:00

For more information, cf. americanstudies.uni-leipzig.de/ReCo.

Poetics of Politics

20. Jun 16:00 - 22. Jun 13:00

Please join us for an international conference on Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in Contemporary American Literature and Culture on June 20-22, 2013 at Leipzig.

More information is available at the conference webpage at: www.narrativeculture.de/!/PoP.

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