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Winter Semester 2021/22 COVID-19 Updates

[ Most recently updated on October 11, 2021 ]

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Course Catalog Winter Semester 2021/22

The course catalog for the Winter Semester 2021/22 is available now.

Please also see our news item on the upcoming in-person winter semester.

The course listings may be updated throughout the semester break. Especially once we know for certain whether classes will take place digitally or in-person, individual time slots might change again. We will indicate such changes in this news item.

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[Travelling]

I’m currently on a one-person study tour through the US to research the ongoing presidential elections. I will post larger, in depth-pieces to American Studies Leipzig’s election blog and will use my personal blog below to report on the everyday encounters. More information on my journey is also available in this news item. Please enjoy reading, and please comment or ask questions.

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Prof. Dr. Pisarz-Ramírez classes CANCELED until Oct. 29. 2021


Due to unforseen circumstances following classes of Prof. Dr. Pisarz-Ramírez are canceled:

Graduate Colloquium (04-038-2002) - Seminar:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 20. 2021, 11 am - 1 pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 27. 2021, 11 am - 1 pm


Project Module (04-001-1009) - Project Colloquium/Lecture:

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Picador Guest Professor Don Mee Choi Wins MacArthur "Genius Grant"

Current Picador guest professor Don Mee Choi has been named as one of the 2021 MacArthur Fellows. The MacArthur Fellowship (sometimes called the MacArthur “Genius grants”) is awared annually to 20-30 people by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for “extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.” It is considered oe the most prestigious awards for intellectual and artistic achievement in the United States.

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Office Hours during Winter Semester 2021/22, starting Oct. 11, 2021

This semester we offer some in-person office hours, as well as office hours via zoom. To receive a remote consultation, email the instructor you would like to talk to at least 1 hour before the beginning of their office hours to request a link. For an overview of the office hours (and if they are offered remotely or in person), please see below.

Prof. Dr Katja Kanzler - until further notice, all office hours via zoom (please email at least an hour in advance)

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Module Registration Winter Semester 2021/22

Please note: The module registration will take place as usual but individual modules and courses will be offered in a way that complies with the latest COVID-19 regulations. Accordingly, please check our news items on the ASL website for the most recent information and contact your instructors.

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Repeat Exams and Review Sessions (Klausureinsicht) for LC2 and 1402 (Lehramt)

For the exams of the LC2 lecture (“US-American Popular Culture”) and of the module 1402 (“Literatures and Cultures of the USA”), review sessions are being offered, via zoom, in which students can receive individual feedback on their performance in the exam:

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Picador Seminars by Don Mee Choi in the Winter Term 2021/22

As part of her tenure in the winter term of 2021/21, Picador Professor Don Mee Choi will teach two classes at American Studies Leipzig.

Asian American Poetry

Tuesday, 3 - 5 pm, GWZ 3516

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