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7. Weitersehen Conference "The Handmaid's Tale" November 2018 in Dresden

The 7th workshop conference of Weitersehen - Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven Dresdner Serienforschung will take place on November 2nd and 3rd, in Dresden.

The topic and title of this year's workshop conference is: The Handmaid's Tale.


aspeers Calls for Contributions on American Anger by 28 October 2018

aspeers just published its new calls for papers. Embedded into the American Studies Leipzig MA program, aspeers is the first and currently only peer-reviewed print journal for MA-level scholars of American studies in Europe.

Repeat Exam Lehramt

11. Oct 13:00 - 15:00

Repeat exam (90 minutes) in HSG room HS 1

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Repeat Exam LC II

11. Oct 13:00 - 15:00

Repeat exam (90 minutes) in HSG room HS 1

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Repeat Exams LCII and 1401

Dear students.

The repeat exams for both

  • the LC II exam (Modul 04-001-1007 Literature and Culture II) and
  • the 1401-exam (Modul 04-AME-1401 Literaturen und Kulturen der USA)

will take place on October 11, 2018 between 1 - 3 pm (exam: 90 minutes) in HSG room HS 1.

Please make sure you are signed up for your respective repeat exam in AlmaWeb.

Lehramt 04-AME-1401 Written Exam

18. Jul 17:00 - 19:00

Exam: Lecture and Seminar: "Literatur der USA: American Literary History" (Prof. Carsten Junker):
July 18, 2018 (written exam, 90 minutes, between 5:00 – 7:00 pm), HS 9 (HSG)

Exam Dates Summer Semester 2018

LC II Written Exam

17. Jul 13:00 - 15:00

Exam: Lecture "Popular Culture and the Canon" (Prof. Carsten Junker):
July 17, 2018 (written exam, 90 minutes, between 1:00 – 3:00 pm), in S 102 (NSG)

Exam Dates Summer Semester 2018

SHP I Written Exam

16. Jul 11:00 - 13:00

Exam: Lecture "From the Colonial Period to Reconstruction" (Prof. Crister Garrett):
July 16, 2018 (written exam, 90 minutes, between 11:00 am – 1:00 pm), in HS 3 (HSG)

Exam Dates Summer Semester 2018


ASL's Stefan Schubert Defends His Doctoral Thesis on "Narrative Instability"

On Monday, June 25, 2018, ASL instructor Stefan Schubert successfully defended his doctoral thesis in front of a dissertation committee and an audience of about 30 people. This process is part of receiving a doctorate degree at Leipzig University's Philological Faculty.

Podiumsdiskussion zu Trump: Über die (Un)Möglichkeiten von Satire

27. Oct 20:00 - 22:00

Donald Trumps Wahl zum amerikanischen Präsidenten hat der politischen Satire zu einer ungeheuren Blüte verholfen. Satirischer Spott gegen Trump ist aktuell eine der prominentesten Formen, über die sich Deutsche mit den USA beschäftigen.

Doch was genau kann und macht diese Satire? Welche Funktionen übernimmt sie? Und warum ist Trump-Satire gerade in Deutschland so populär? Dazu sprechen in einer Podiumsdiskussion:

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