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LC-I Repeat Take-Home Essay

For participants of last winter’s Literature and Culture I module who have failed the overall module (i.e., your module grade is 5,0), you may redo those parts of the module exam that were graded 5,0. The instructions for the repeat take-home essay will be uploaded to Moodle on May 21; the essay will be due on June 6 at 11 am.

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Save the Date: Picador Reading with Sheila Heti on May 19

Please join us for Picador Professor Sheila Heti’s reading, “Mermaids, Stories and Sex” on Wednesday, May 19, 7pm! Sheila Heti will read from her books, The Middle Stories and How Should A Person Be? The reading will be followed by a conversation with journalist Teresa Bücker about writing, her time as a Picador Guest Professor, online seminars, sex, and feminism. The event will be held in English and streamed on YouTube (please click here).

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Picador Seminars by Sheila Heti in the Summer Term 2021

As part of her tenure in the summer term of 2021, Picador Professor Sheila Heti will teach two classes at American Studies Leipzig.

Sex in American Literature

Tuesdays, 5-7 pm (taught remotely)

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Next Picador Professor Sheila Heti

American Studies Leipzig is proud to announce Sheila Heti as our next Picador Guest Professor for Literature. She will hold the professorship in the summer term of 2021. 

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Exam Dates Winter Term 2020/21

Update: Please note that all exams will be administered remotely. Please get in contact with your instructors for the specifics about this change. 

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Literature and Culture I (04-001-1001)

  • Lecture: exam on Feb 9 (9-11am)
  • Seminar (a-c) + Tutorial (a-c): final essay due on Feb 14, 11am

iTask (04-001-1004)

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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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