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200810Jul

Picador Roundtable on Spectator Sports Draws Large Crowd

The Picador Roundtable with Picador Guest Professor Chuck Klosterman and Fulbright Professor Ben Alpers today was attended by approximately 30 to 40 students.

200810Jul

*UPDATE: Chuck Klosterman and Ben Alpers Roundtable on "The Spectator vs. The Sport"

American Studies Leipzig
is proud to present a
Picador Guest Professorship for Literature Roundtable


“The Spectator vs. The Sport”

 

Thursday, 10 July 2008, 5pm
Lecture Hall of the Deutsches Literatur Institut DLL
Wächterstraße 34

 

200828May

New Picador Professor Chuck Klosterman

American Studies Leipzig looks forward to welcoming the Summer 2008 Picador Guest Professor for Literature Chuck Klosterman.

Klosterman is the author of Fargo Rock City (2001), Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs (2004), Killing yourself to Live (2006) and Chuck Klosterman IV (2007). His work has received wide and enthusiastic praise, with Stephen King lauding Klosterman’s debut Fargo Rock City: “Writing about pop culture doesn't get any better than this, or any funnier.” Kosterman is also known for his 2004 ESPN blog and numerous articles on sports, music, and popular culture.

200819May

Chuck Klosterman Interviewed on Radio Mephisto97.6

Leipzig's University Radio, cooperating with MDR Sputnik, did an Interview with this year's Picador Guest Professor for Literature Chuck Klosterman. Check out their article online at http://mephisto976.uni-leipzig.de or download the audio below.

200817May

Picador Professor John Haskell in Kreuzer logbuch

Picador Professor John Haskell wrote a piece for the Buchmessenbeilage of Leipzig's Kreuzer. The piece is part of a new series "Mein Leipzig," Haskell's text appeared together with contributions by You-Il Kang, Clemens Meyer, and Fritz Rudolf Fries.
John Haskell was Leipzig's 2007/08 Picador Professor for Literature.

 

 

 

 

200824Jan

Picador Professor John Haskell reads in Grassi Museum

On Thursday, Picador Professor John Haskell read from his short story collection "I Am Not Jackson Pollock" in the GRASSI Museum in Leipzig. In a room packed with approximately 80 people, the audience listened to his performance, followed by a German translation read by former ASL student and actor Alexander Munzig.

200824Jan

Picador Professor John Haskell Reads on 24 January

Picador Guest Professor John Haskell will read from his collection I Am Not Jackson Pollock on Thursday, January 24, 2008, 7pm in the GRASSI Ethnographic Museum. Admission is 2,00 Euro (for students, otherwise 4,00) and covers the exhibition Island People / Inselmenschen of works by the German Photographer Ulrich Mack. The reading will be bilingual in English and German and is co-sponsored by the United States Consulate in Leipzig.
Attached, please find the German announcement.

200810Jan

Picador-Fulbright Roundtable Big Hit

The Picador-Fulbright Roundtable on American film, literature, and society was attended by some forty students and members of the University of Leipzig community. The overwhelming response by participants was “When can we do that again?!”.

Picador Professor John Haskell and Fulbright-Leipzig Chair Ben Alpers joined students and colleagues to kick off the roundtable in the Villa Tillmanns over some pizza and beer (and sparkling water) to talk about film, literature, and American society.

20089Jan

Picador-Fulbright Roundtable on Wednesday, 9 January

American Studies Leipzig is proud to offer a roundtable on The Sweet Smell Of Success on Wednesday, 9 January 2008, 7pm in Villa Tillmanns, Wächterstraße 30.

20088Jan

Kreuzer Leipzig features Picador Professor John Haskell

The January issue of Kreuzer Leipzig features the current Picador Professor John Haskell. The article reflects on Haskell's impressions of Leipzig describing how the author observes life in the city. To read the full article, please click here.

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