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Orientation 2008

On September 30 and 7/8/13 October American Studies will host its annual orientation days. The American Studies Orientation Days are meant to introduce new students to what is involved with pursuing a degree in American Studies, to the broader American Studies Community in Leipzig, and to help current students organize their studies for the coming semester (and beyond).


3rd year BA: Project Module

The following students are enrolled for the following Project Colloquia:

Colloquium 1 (Friday 1.15-2.45pm, Koenen)

1. Ulrike Lai

2. Michael Sasse

3. Anne Seyffert

4. Adina Klingner

5. Maja Liane Bartsch

6. Katja Mitteldorf

7. Desirée Schmidt

8. Fabrice Theil

9. Arian Borsitz

10. Anika Postel


Colloquium 2 (Monday 9.15-10.45am, Garrett)

1. Marco Garling

2. Elisa Schumann

3. Katharina Reimann


MDR Figaro Does Live Interview with ASL on Presidential Election

American Studies, Leipzig. 26 September 2008

MDR Figaro, the leading culture and news radio program for central Germany (Mitteldeutschland), did a live interview with ASL for its noon program on 26 September. Reporter Stefan Melk spoke with Crister Garrett about the financial crisis, what this would mean for the remainder of the campaign, implications for other central themes in transatlantic relations, and what we can expect regarding the planned debate tonight between John McCain and Barack Obama.


ASL Faculty Member To Teach at Stanford

From January through March 2009, and with the support of a Fulbright Commission, Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez will do a guest lectureship at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. She will teach a course at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. The course will be in the field of Latino/a Studies, one of her core research areas and the subject of her 2005 book MexAmerica: Genealogien und Analysen postnationaler Diskurse in der kulturellen Produktion von Chicanos/as (American Monograph Series).


BDI Invited ASL to Election Roundtable in Berlin


American Studies, Leipzig. 17 September 2008.


Nächste Sprechstunde Prof. Keil

Die nächste Sprechstunde von Herrn Prof. Keil findet am 25.09.2008 von 16.00-17.30 Uhr statt.


Nachprüfung SHP I

Die Nachprüfung SHP I findet am 26. September 2008 von 11-13 Uhr im Raum 2 5.16 statt.


American Studies Leipzig Welcomes New Secretary Andrea Siebeck

American Studies Leipzig welcomes Andrea Siebeck as the institute's new secretary for the time that Ms. Keyselt is on leave. Ms Siebeck, who has studied American Studies in Halle and has worked as a freelance English teacher before, has started her new job on 19. August with enthusiasm; The secretariat now offers new, regular, and expanded office hours for students. Please see the Staff page for more information.


American Studies Leipzig Student Caterina Rost Travels to US for GOP/DEM Conventions

American Studies Leipzig student Caterina Rost left Sunday on a flight to the US to visit the Democratic and Republican National Conventions this fall. The trip is part of the research project she does investigating the current elections and especially the "youth vote." See her blog at americanstudies.uni-leipzig.de/blog/4 for more details.

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