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iTASK canceled on Thursday, January 29

Dear students,

Catherine Sharpe's iTASK tutorial is canceled today, Thursday, January 29.


Noted author of Obama book reads in Leipzig

Christoph von Marschall, award-winning journalist, writer for Tagesspiegel and author of the Obama book "Barack Obama. Der schwarze Kennedy" reads in Leipzig on January 29. For details, please click on the following attachment.


Reading by Stewart O'Nan

On Wednesday, 8pm, acclaimed US-american writer Stewart O'Nan will read from his novel Songs for the Missing. The reading takes place at the Haus des  Buches.


Townhall meeting for prospective MA students

Dear students,

if you are interested in our Master Program and want to learn more about it, please come to our townhall meeting on January 26, from 5-7pm, GWZ room 2 5.16. Our faculty will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.

For detailed information, see the following attachment:


FSR Newsletter #13

Dear students,

attached you'll find the latest FSR Newsletter.


MDR INFO Interviews ASL about Edgar Allan Poe’s 200th Birthday

MDR Info, the leading news radio station for Central Germany (Mitteldeutschland), did two interviews with ASL for its morning and evening shows on 19 January. Reporters Stefan Römermann and Martin Mair spoke with Katja Schmieder about the American author Edgar Allan Poe on the occasion of his 200th birthday. General topics of the talks centered on the legendary biography of the writer and his influence on modern detective and horror stories.


Inauguration Event Draws Enormous Crowd

Today's inauguration event drew an unexpected crowd as over 200 people showed up for a live viewing of President Obama taking the oath of office, the inauguration speech, and discussions. On the panel, American Studies Leipzig faculty discussed with Consul General Katherine Brucker, and affiliated faculty joining the discussion from Oklahoma and Washington DC.


U.S. Presidential Inauguration Multimedia Roundtable

Update: Please see our report page for more information.

American Studies Leipzig is pleased to announce

The ASL 2009 U.S. Presidential Inauguration Multimedia Roundtable 


FSR Newsletter #12

Dear students,

click on the following attachment to read the latest FSR Newsletter.


Catherine Sharpe's office hours canceled on Thursday, January 22

Dear students,

Catherine Sharpe's office hours are canceled on Thursday, January 22.

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