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Course Catalog Winter Semester 2021/22

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

At the moment, we do not yet know how exactly the upcoming winter semester will look like in terms of in-person vs. digital teaching—please see our previous news item for our current plans. We will provide you with updates on our website as soon as we know more, so please keep checking back.

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The Winter Semester 2021/22 at American Studies Leipzig

Dear Students,

We want to update you on our plans for the winter term of 2021/22. We hope to be able to return to in-person instruction for as many classes as possible. However, at this point, we cannot tell you definitively how the next semester will look like, since the pandemic situation continues to change dynamically and since we are still missing key information about the upcoming term from the central university management. Nevertheless, we still want to communicate our current intentions to you:

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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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Call for Contributions zur Konferenz "Hat die Universität ein Geschlecht*?"

Das Zentrum für Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung (FraGes) der Universität Leipzig hat einen Call for Contributions für die Konferenz Hat die Universität ein Geschlecht*? veröffentlicht.

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Secretariat Closed

Please note that, unfortunately, the institute’s secretariat is still closed due to illness. Additionally, from August 5 to August 30, the institute’s email account will not be regularly serviced.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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Office Hours during the Semester Break Summer 2021

Office Hours during the Semester Break Summer 2021

To keep within the guidelines of social distancing procedures, we still cannot offer in-person office hours. 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 callback. In said request, please include your phone number. Some instructors might offer additional remote options (via Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, or other) – please see below.

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aspeers Calls for Contributions on American Bodies by October 17, 2021

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.

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ASL Welcomes Olaf Stieglitz as New Professor for American Cultural History

American Studies Leipzig is delighted to announce that Olaf Stieglitz has assumed the position of Professor for American Cultural History at the institute. During the past five semesters, he had already been teaching as a visiting professor, but starting this July, he will be permanently teaching and researching at Leipzig University as the successor to Prof. Crister S. Garrett.

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Arqus Café (Sprachencafés) für Studierende

The Arqus Café is a virtual meeting place where students of the Arqus University Alliance can practice their foreign languages outside of language classes.

Here you can expand your language and cultural knowledge informally and with other language learners. You will have the support from language tutors who are not language teachers, but competent first or native language speakers.

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