Tristan Hughes, First Holder of the Picador Professorship for Literature, Arrives in Leipzig
On Wednesday, January 3rd, Tristan Hughes arrived in Leipzig as the first holder of the Picador Professorship for Literature. The acclaimed Canadian-Welsh author will stay in Leipzig for the current semester to teach literature from the perspective of a practicing writer who also holds a PhD in American Literature.
American Studies, Leipzig. 7 December 2006.
American Studies, Leipzig. 3 December 2006.
Wechsel in den MA American Studies?
Im WS 2007/08 startet an der Uni Leipzig der M.A.-Studiengang American Studies. Er gehört damit nicht nur zu den ersten M.A.-Studiengängen dieser Fachrichtung in Deutschland überhaupt, er arbeitet auch mit einem einzigartigen Konzept amerikakundlicher Lehre, das sich durch seine Projektorientierung und Interdisziplinarität auszeichnet.
American Studies, Leipzig. 30 November 2006.
On 1 December Professor Roberta Maierhofer from the University of Graz will hold a lecture on aging and identity as reflected in American culture. The full title of the lecture is:
Der gefährliche Aufbruch zum Selbst:
Frauen, Altern und Identität in der amerikanischen Kultur
American Studies, Leipzig. 20 November 2006.
On November 16, the ASAA (American Studies Alumni Association) had invited to a literary event with American writer Dave King, who read from his novel The Ha-Ha. A story about the experience of war, about disability, silence, and endurance, The Ha-Ha was published in 2005 to much critical acclaim and soon became a national bestseller. The excerpts that were read by King brought to live a markedly American voice, rich with nuances and complex characters.
American Studies, Leipzig. 16 November 2006.
American Studies, Leipzig. 15 November 2006.
American Studies Leipzig joined the Friederich Ebert Foundation and the Magdeburg German-American Dialog Center on November 9th in Magdeburg to assess the dynamics and consequences of the American Congressional Elections 2006. Some 200 audience members raised a series of questions, especially about the implications of the elections for the Presidential Elections in 2008.
The American Studies Alumni Association (ASAA) is proud to announce the following event:
American author Dave King will be reading from his novel "The Ha-Ha."
King's debut is an exciting yet graceful novel about the experience of war, about communication, silence, and family.
Dave King lives in Brooklyn and currently is fellow at the American Academy in Rome.
Thursday, 16 November
Café im Haus des Buches
American Studies, Leipzig. 10 November 2006.
American Studies Leipzig in cooperation with the United States Consulate in Leipzig held an 2006 Congressional Elections Event on Wednesday, November 8th. Some 150 people from the Campus and the City of Leipzig came together to discuss what shaped the elections, and what the elections mean for the United States, both at home and abroad.
For photos of the event and more details, please click here.