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20197Jun

ASL Hosted Interdisciplinary Conference on Reality in Serial Formats

Two weeks ago, on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25, ASL had the pleasure to host the most recent conference held by Weiter sehen, which was established in Dresden and now found its way to Leipzig through Prof. Katja Kanzler, who is one of the researchers in the network. The conference was titled "Weiter sehen: Realität in Serie."

 

201929Jan

Katja Kanzler Holds her Inaugural Lecture

On January 17, 2019, ASL's Prof. Katja Kanzler held her inaugural lecture at Felix-Klein-Hörsaal in the Neues Paulinum. Speaking in front of an audience of about 50 students, faculty, and guests, she addressed the topic: "Von der Krisenhaftigkeit des Romans, 'Bookish Books' und der Politik des Literarischen in den USA des 21. Jahrhunderts." She was introduced and welcomed by Prof. Beat Siebenhaar, Dean of the Philologische Fakultät, as is tradition. 

In her talk, Prof. Kanzler first established that the crisis or even death of the novel in the 21st century has been proclaimed many times. She then went on to explain how so-called 'bookish books,' that is, books that draw explicit attention to their own mediality, are a reflection of the novel's need for these crises to constantly reinvent itself. To illustrate this, she discussed Salvador Plascienca's novel The People of Paper and by Doug Dourst and J.J. Abrams as two case studies.

After the lecture, most guests stayed for the reception, enjoying food, drinks, and conversation.

 

201830Nov

Picador Professor Sasha Pimentel Reads from Her Work

On November 26, Picador Professor Sasha Pimentel read from her work at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst. After an introduction by ASL's Prof. Pisarz-Ramirez, Jan Wilm, literary critic, translator and literary scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen, gave  his impressions of Pimentel's work and warmly welcomed her in Leipzig once more. 

 

201816Nov

Prof. Michael Butter Gives a Lecture on the Transnational Heroization of Donald Trump

On November 13, Prof. Michael Butter gave a lecture titled "'This Beast in the Shape of a Man': Right-wing Populism, White Masculinity, and the Transnational Heroization of Donald Trump" at Villa Tillmanns in Leipzig. In his talk, Prof.

201812Nov

Applications for Fulbright Travel Grants are Open

Students who are intending to study at a partner university in the US in 2019/2020 can now apply for travel grants with Fulbright Germany. Applications close on 15 January 2019.

Grantees will receive 2'000 Euros and will be participating in the preparation and networking seminar in Berlin from 16 to 20 March 2019. They will also become members of the international Fulbright network.

Applicants can be both undergraduate and graduate students who are intending to take part in a study exchange with a partner university in the US in the academic year 2019/2020. Applicants are expected to be motivated, involved, and perfoming well academically. German citizenship is a requirement.

You can learn more about this opportunity here.

 

20182Nov

ASL Hosts a Podium Discussion on the Topic of Trump and Satire

On October 27, ASL’s Prof. Katja Kanzler led a podium discussion on the topic of satire, its limitations and affordances, and its potentials in the pushback against Donald Trump's policies and politics. The event was attended by about fourty people and took place at Galerie KUB. The panel consisted of four contributors, who each brought their own unique backgrounds to the table.

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