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FSR Newsletter #10

Here is the latest FSR Newsletter...


Short Stories for Nancy Kress' SF Seminar

Master copies of further short stories for Nancy Kress' SF seminar (which continues in January) are available now at the secretariat.


Catherine Sharpe's classes canceled

Due to sickness, Catherine's classes are canceled on Monday, December 15. For details about document pick-up etc., please check our website later this week.


Magister examinations winter term 2008/09

For dates and procedures of the upcoming Magister examinations (intermediate and final), please click on the following link and read the passage 'Examinations winter term 2008/09':



2008 Books at the Frank Freidel Library

Below, please find the list of 2008 acquisitions for the Frank Freidel Library. A few more volumes are still pending and we will update the list in January. Please feel free to suggest books to be ordered in 2009 using our order page.


Please join us for the 2008 ASL CHRISTMAS PARTY!

Dear ASL students!

You are very welcome to join our Christmas bash on December 16. For more information, please read the attachment below.

Unfortunately, invitations and admission are limited to 50 students. Therefore we ask you to write an email to americanstudies@uni-leipzig.de by Monday (December 15) at noon to let us know that you would like to join the party. Thank you!


Survey on the Future of the Bachelor Wahlbereich / Zweitfach

The future of the Bachelor Wahlbereich is currently under discussion. Among the possible models for the future are: an improved version of the Wahlbereich, a Zweitfach-solution, as well as other forms of Kombi-Bachelors.

As the institute is working to position itself in these discussions, we ask for feedback on these issues from Bachelor students. We have thus prepared a survey that we would like you to respond to.


CANCELED. [Picador Guest Professor Nancy Kress Reads in Berlin]

Due to a family emergency, the below event has to be canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

On 11th. December 2008, 19hrs, the 2008/09 Picador Guest Professor for Literature Nancy Kress will read in Berlin at the Museum The Kennedys. The reading will be moderated by former American Studies Leipzig faculty Dr. Catrin Gersdorf.


Gluehwein and Greetings Galore on the Offline Message Board

After the election and the Obama wipeout, the Offline Message Board is slowly recovering, filling up with greetings from all over, an announcement promising more information soon, and more boasting  in the notorious class wars ;)


Next office hours Prof. Keil

Prof. Keil's next office hours are on Thursday, November 27, 3-4pm, and on Friday, November 28, 10-11.30am

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