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200714Jun

Picador Professorship on the Radio

Radio mephisto97.6 did a short feature on Picador Professor James Hopkin. The feature focused on his biography, his writing and his time here in Leipzig. Hopkin is staying with American Studies Leipzig during the Summer 2007 Term as Picador Professor for Literature.

200719Apr

Picador Professorship Covered in Uni-Journal

The University of Leipzig’s official news monthly, the Uni-Journal, covered the inauguration of the new Picador Professorship for Literature at the American Studies Institute in its April 2007 edition. As the author of the story underscored, “the Picador Chair is meant to further establish American Studies at Leipzig as one of the leading programs of its kind n Germany and to substantially encourage the further internationalisation of the university landscape in Saxony.”

200712Apr

Student Newspaper student! reports on Picador Professorship

Leipzig's independent student newspaper student! reports on the American Studies Leipzig Picador Professorship for Literature. The 400 word article is available online at the student homepage. The article talks about both the last Picador Professor Tristan Hughes and current Picador Professor James Hopkin.

200722Mar

Picador Professorship Seminars in Summer '07

American Studies Leipzig Invites You to Join the Following Seminars Offered by the Summer '07 Picador Guest Professor for Literature, James Hopkin.

207 The Novels of Thomas Pynchon (Wed 5-7)

200722Mar

Picador Professor James Hopkin Arrives In Leipzig

The next Picador Professor for Literature James Hopkin will arrive at American Studies Leipzig on Monday, April 9, 2007. The acclaimed British author will stay in Leipzig for the Summer Term of 2007 to teach two courses. A course on Thomas Pynchon will provide students with the perspective of a practicing writer on one of America's most notable authors. A Creative Writing / Book Reviewing class will give students an opportunity to work hands on with a practitioner of literature.

Professor Hopkin's classes will begin April 11.

20075Mar

ASL Holds First Picador Reading

American Studies Leipzig, the DAAD, and the Holtzbrinck Veranstaltungsforum hosted the first Picador reading at the Galerie Pierogi on Thursday night. Picador Professor Tristan Hughes read from two of his novels in the gallery, located in an old industrial complex in Leipzig Plagwitz. Some 50 people attended the reading.

200722Feb

First ASL Picador Professor Reading

American Studies Leipzig cordially invites you to join the first public reading by a Picador Professor.

20071Feb

First Picador Roundtable Held at Villa Tillmanns

American Studies held the first Picador Professor Roundtable at Villa Tillmanns on Wednesday evening. The Roundtable is meant to offer students and other members of the university community an opportunity to exchange ideas about literature and culture with the current Picador Professor in an informal and relaxed setting. The theme for this roundtable was “Literatures, Cultures, and National Identities”.

200729Jan

Please Join Us for the First Picador Professor Round Table

American Studies Leipzig cordially invites you to join the first Picador Professor Round Table. Author Tristan Hughes, the first Picador Professor for Literature, will meet with students and guests to discuss Literatures, Cultures and National Identities during an informal round table on

Wednesday, 31 January 2007
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Villa Tillmanns (Wächterstraße 30)

200725Jan

Picador Professorship Inaugurated

The University of Leipzig, the Institute for American Studies, the DAAD, and the Holtzbrinck Veranstaltungsforum inaugurated the new Picador Professorship for Literature in the Alter Senatsaal of the Rektorat on 23 January. The Professorship is housed at the Institute for American Studies.

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