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The Transnational Heroization of Donald Trump - Lecture by Prof. Michael Butter

Date: 
13. Nov 17:00 - 19:00

American Studies Leipzig and the Collaborative Research Center on “Invectivity” cordially invite you to a lecture by Prof. Michael Butter on the heroization of US President Donald Trump in both the United States and Europe. In his talk, Prof. Butter will analyze texts, memes, and online videos to examine how the heroic narratives that are circulated in popular culture on both sides of the Atlantic have increasingly become intertwined with politics and are used to make sense of it. Although Trump means different things to different admirers (or fans), they share an international language of Western heroism, and their heroizations of Trump depend on, and are enabled by, a globally circulating popular culture that provides both the templates and tropes for the heroic narratives they create.

The event takes place on Tuesday, November 13, 5pm at Villa Tillmanns (Wächterstr. 30).

This talk is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!

20181Nov

Prof. Kanzler's Office Hours on Nov 6 Canceled

Due to obligations at the DAAD, Prof. Kanzler's office hours on Tuesday, November 6 have to be canceled.

201828Oct

DLF Radio Interviewed ASL's Prof. Garrett About the Letter Bombs

This week, 12 pipe bombs were sent to prominent Democrats and Trump critics. On Oct. 25, American Space Leipzig Director, Crister S. Garrett, talked to Deutschlandfunk Radio about the incidents.

201826Oct

Prof. Garrett's Office Hours Cancelled, 30 October

Dear students,

Prof. Garrett's office hours on 30 October will have to be cancelled.

As part of the Houston week in Leipzig, Prof. Garrett will hold a talk and discussion during that time about "Houston-Leipzig Connections". You are cordially invited to join!

Houston-Leipzig Connections: Brücken bauen zwischen Kommerz und Kultur

Date: 
30. Oct 16:00 - 18:00

Seminargebäude, Universität Leipzig
Raum 202

Diskussion und Vortrag mit ASLs Prof. Crister S. Garrett

 

Houston - We Have a Reading: A Literary Space Odyssey

Date: 
30. Oct 18:00 - 31. Oct 02:00

Lange Leipziger Lesenacht and HALLE 14 cordially invite you to their free event "Houston - We Have A Reading" at Baumwollspinnerei on October 30th. You can expect literary speed dating, cookies, music, poetry, readings, and a documentary with authors from the US and Germany. Our very own Picador Professor Sasha Pimentel will be there and many other fascinating authors, too. 

This is their exciting program:

Klausur "Literature and Culture I"

Date: 
11. Feb 11:00 - 13:00

HS 1

Klausur "Ethnicity & Diversity"

Date: 
08. Feb 11:00 - 13:00

HS 2

201823Oct

Prof. Kanzler Interviewed by LUMAG

Leipzig University's LUMAG spoke to Prof. Katja Kanzler about her work, her plans for the literature professorship, and her views on literature and American (popular) culture. You can read the full interview on the LUMAG homepage (only within the campus network) or via the attached PDF.
 

201822Oct

Office Hours During Winter Semester 2018/19

Prof. Garrett

Tuesdays, 4-6 pm, and by Appointment
 

Prof. Pisarz-Ramírez

Wednesdays, 1-2 pm (on 24 Oct. from 2 - 3 pm)
 

Prof. Kanzler

Tuesdays, 2 - 3 pm
 

Dr. Herrmann

Mondays, 3-4 pm
 

Dr. Schmieder

Tuesdays, 12:00-13:00
 

Dr. Schubert

Tuesdays, 3-4 pm

 

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