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Secretariat Closed

Unfortunately, due to illness, the secretariat has to remain closed until further notice. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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Secretariat Closed until October 18

Due to illness, the secretariat has to remain closed until October 18, 2020. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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Apply Now for a Student Assistant Position (deadline: August 30)

American Studies Leipzig is looking for a motivated student to help with a number of administrative tasks in the upcoming winter term. You are expected to work alongside and in support of the secretariat.

Your duties will include, among others:

  • managing the backoffice of teaching projects
  • assisting distant-teaching formats
  • providing administrative support, e.g. for paperwork involving the university’s central administration

For a successful application, you should:

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Deadline for Applications to the MA in American Studies Extended to May 25

Due to the circumstances caused by COVID-19, we will extend the deadline for the entrance exam of the MA in American Studies to May 25, 2020.

We also want to take this opportunity to reach out to students currently thinking (or perhaps being unsure) about pursuing a follow-up degree to let you know that, while some aspects of the coming winter term might still be in the balance, it is clear that the semester will take place and that we will enroll a new cohort of MA students.

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Call for Papers: Podcasting's Listening Publics (deadline: June 30, 2020)

CfP: Podcasting’s Listening Publics
Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies

Co-editors: Dario Llinares (Brighton), Alyn Euritt (Leipzig), Anne Korfmacher (Köln)

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Morgan Jerkins's Picador Readings in Leipzig and Berlin Draw Large Crowds

Current Picador Professor Morgan Jerkins's public readings in Leipzig and Berlin both attracted large crowds. In Leipzig, she read from her essay collection This Will Be My Undoing and discussed her work with Senthuran Varatharajah and the audience. The reading took place on October 26 at the Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst as part of a literary festival co-organized by EDIT and the Literarischer Herbst.

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Picador Professor Morgan Jerkins Interviewed by taz

Current Picador Professor Morgan Jerkins was recently interviewed for the print and online edition of die tageszeitung. While the interview focuses on her experiences as a black female writer, she also specifically talks about her tenure at ASL and the courses she teaches this semester.

The interview is available via the taz website.

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Narrative Liminality Network Culminates in Conference Looking 'Beyond Narrative'

For the past two years, researchers from around Germany have investigated and discussed 'narrative liminality' in a network funded by the German Research Foundation. As part of their collaboration, they have explored and theorized the boundaries and interrelations between the symbolic forms of narrative, play, data, ritual, spectacle, and others.

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Next Picador Professor Morgan Jerkins

American Studies Leipzig is proud to announce Morgan Jerkins as our next Picador Guest Professor for Literature. She will hold the professorship in the winter term of 2019/20.

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Picador Seminars by Morgan Jerkins in the Winter Term 2019/20

As part of her tenure in the winter term of 2019/20, Picador Professor Morgan Jerkins will teach two classes at American Studies Leipzig.

Black Women and Their Interior Lives in Literature 

Tuesdays, 11am-1pm, GWZ 3.5.15

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