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Professor Ulrich Adelt talked at ASL about Blues Music of the 1960s in Europe

On April 26, Dr. Ulrich Adelt from the University of Wyoming spoke at American Studies Leipzig as part of the Fulbright Lecture Series 2012. His talk “Just Play the Blues: African Americans, Afro-Germans, White Germans and the Politics of Primitivism” dealt with the construction of race and authenticity of American blues music in Germany during the 1960s. Prof. Adelt focused particularly on the American Folk and Blues Festival organized by Horst Lippmann and Fritz Lau, and how notions of nostalgia and blackness figured into the perception of the event.

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ASL Doctoral Student Florian Bast receives Scholarly Award

ASL is proud to announce that doctoral student and assistant lecturer Florian Bast is the recipient of the 2012 Student Paper Award of the Science Fiction Research Association. The SFRA is the oldest professional organization for the study of science fiction and fantasy in all media, and each year it honors the best presentation by a graduate/doctoral student given at its annual conference with the Student Paper Award. This year’s award recognizes Mr.

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Join the Service Learning Skype Session with Prof. Garrett on April 26

If you are interested to find out more about the SQM Service Learning, you are invited to join tomorrow’s session at the GWZ (3.515). Prof. Garrett will also join session via Skype from California. The meeting will start at 5.20 pm. If you are interested in participating in the Service Learning module or have any questions, please visit the Service Learning website or write to the Service Learning email address.

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Second Fulbright Lecture with Claudia Sadowski-Smith

On April 19, 2012, Claudia Sadowski-Smith delivered the second Fulbright Lecture of this summer term at American Studies Leipzig. Prof. Sadowski-Smith currently teaches as an Associate Professor for English and American Studies at Arizona State University in Tempe. Her talk “Global American Studies and Global Border Studies“ focused on recent developments revolving around national borders and paid particular attention to the developments concerning the US-Canadian and US-Mexican borders.

 

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ASL celebrates fith issue of aspeers

On 18 April 2012, American Studies Leipzig celebrated the release of the fifth issue of aspeers: emerging voices in american studies, Europe’s first and currently only peer-reviewed graduate journal in American studies. In her welcoming words, Prof. Anne Koenen thanked Officer for Public Affairs, Teta M. Moehs for the continuing cooperation between American Studies Leipzig and the United States Consulate in Leipzig.

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ASL offering Professional Development Workshops with Dr. Uta Kremer

American Studies Leipzig is pleased to offer three interrelated international career development workshops by Dr. Uta Kramer. These workshops cover essential aspects of international presentations, leadership and negotiations. They are offered for BA and MA students.

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MA Conference: Homerun for "Global Games, Global Goals"

On March 30 and 31, 2012, the annual American Studies Leipzig European MA-level graduate conference welcomed eight young scholars from the US, Poland, Denmark, Great Britain, and Germany to present their research at ASL. This year’s conference with the topic “Global Games, Global Goals: Locating America in the Cultural, Social, and Political Realms of Sport“ investigated different notions and conceptions of sports from a humanities perspective and shed light on the ways sports influences cultural currents in contemporary society.

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Research platform ASL Gateway revised and updated

Recently, we have worked a lot on the American Studies Leipzig Gateway in order to help you optimize your research for term papers and presentations.

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ASL Doctoral Student Presents at International Conferences in New Zealand

American Studies Leipzig doctoral student Anne Grob recently presented at two conferences in Aotearoa (New Zealand).

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