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Next Picador Professor Oksana Marafioti

American Studies Leipzig is proud to announce Oksana Marafioti as our next Picador Guest Professor for Literature. She will hold the professorship in the winter term of 2020/21.

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Picador Seminars by Oksana Marafioti in the Winter Term 2020/21

As part of her tenure in the winter term of 2020/21, Picador Professor Oksana Marafioti will teach two classes at American Studies Leipzig.

Immigration, Ethnicity, and Citzienship in the American Short Story

Tuesdays, 5 pm-7 pm (taught remotely)

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#PicadorMessage: Reckonings and Revolutions 2020

Former Picador Professor Daniel Peña has sent us a brilliant audio essay on Reckonings and Revolution in 2020 in which he explores the possibilities for a revolution in the USA based on the peaceful revolution in Leipzig in 1989:
“Who better to save America from itself than the black and brown people who still buy in the idea of it.”

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UPDATE: Picador Chair in the Summer Term 2020

We are sorry to announce that due to the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the Picador Chair will have to remain empty for the summer term of 2020. After a lot of careful thought, we decided that this is the most sensible choice in the light of the still unfolding events. While this means that no creative writing workshop will be offered this semester, we will be able to offer LC-III and the Lehramt module “US Popular Culture and American Literature” (-1701), albeit in a slightly different form than usual.

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