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Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers

The ASL-based graduate journal aspeers just published its new calls for papers. The general section of the 14 (2021) issue aims to showcase, without topical restrictions, outstanding academic work done on the MA level of American studies at European universities. The topical section will feature academic submissions organized around the theme of “Narratives of American Colonization and Imperialism.”

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New Book on Narrative Instability in Popular Culture

ASL’s Stefan Schubert recently published his dissertation on Narrative Instability: Destabilizing Identities, Realities, and Textualities in Contemporary American Popular Culture.

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Prof. Crister S. Garrett (1962 - 2019)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Prof. Crister S. Garrett. We have lost a wonderful colleague, a dear friend, and an outstanding scholar. Prof. Garrett joined American Studies Leipzig in 2003, bringing a clear vision and a unique energy that transformed and shaped the institute in the years since. His passing presents an immeasurable loss to the institute, to the students, and to the larger community. We will miss him so much.

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ASL Student Mascha Lange Earns Pre-Doc Award to Pursue Doctoral Project

American Studies Leipzig is proud and happy to announce that Mascha Lange and Dr. Stefan Schubert have been granted one of Leipzig University's Pre-Doc Awards. The award will allow Mascha Lange to bridge the gap between the phase of having finished her academic degree and trying to secure long-term funding for a doctoral project. Thematically, this project, supervised by Prof. Katja Kanzler and Dr.

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Office Hours Sebastian Herrmann Moved from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 5pm

Sebastian Herrmann's office hours will have to be moved from Monday, Dec. 10, to Tuesday, Dec. 11, 5pm

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Prof. Kanzler Interviewed by LUMAG

Leipzig University's LUMAG spoke to Prof. Katja Kanzler about her work, her plans for the literature professorship, and her views on literature and American (popular) culture. You can read the full interview on the LUMAG homepage (only within the campus network) or via the attached PDF.
 

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ASL Welcomes Prof. Katja Kanzler as New Chair for American Literature

American Studies Leipzig is delighted to announce that Prof. Katja Kanzler has assumed the position of Professor for American Literature at the institute. As previously indicated, Prof. Kanzler accepted Leipzig University’s offer to join ASL earlier this year, and she will start teaching classes in our BA and MA programs as the winter semester begins this week.

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ASL's Stefan Schubert Defends His Doctoral Thesis on "Narrative Instability"

On Monday, June 25, 2018, ASL instructor Stefan Schubert successfully defended his doctoral thesis in front of a dissertation committee and an audience of about 30 people. This process is part of receiving a doctorate degree at Leipzig University's Philological Faculty.

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Office Hours Sebastian Herrmann Canceled on 25. June

Dr. Herrmann's office hours will have to be canceled today, June 25th.
 

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Dr. Herrmann's Office Hours Canceled on Monday, 3. Dec

Office Hours for Dr. Herrmann have to be canceled on Monday, 4. December, due to the Digital Humanities Day in the University Library. For all urgent matters, you can find him at the Poster Slam in the UBL, right across the street.

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