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Sleeveless Discount on ASL Gear

Spreadshirt offers a discount on the guys and girls tanktops until 27 August. Simply enter "Schulterfrei" as your coupon code before checking out. Find other (non-discounted gear at: http://asl.spreadshirt.net).


Reading Recuperative Poetics on 6 August 8pm

Save the Date: August 6th, 8pm, "tipi" Gallery, Westwerk, Karl-Heine-Straße 93, Leipzig-Plagwitz


aspeers Calls for Contributions by 31 October 2010

aspeers has just published its new Calls for Papers. As of its fourth issue, aspeers will contain both a general and a topical section. The general section will showcase various outstanding academic work done on the MA level of American studies at European universities. The topical section will feature academic and art submissions organized around the theme of "Nature and Technology, Revisited."


Guest Lecture by Prof. Dr. Sabine Broeck

American Studies Leipzig invites you for a guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Sabine Broeck of Bremen University. Broeck is one of the leading German scholars in African American Studies and is currently president of the Collegium for African American Research (CAAR).


Guest Lecture by Film Studies Scholar J.L. Jarvis

Please join us for a guest lecture by Florida-based Film Studies scholar J. L. Jarvis on Wednesday, 2. June 2010, 5-7pm in the ASL Seminar Room 2 5.16.

In her talk on "The Transformation of Form: The Evolution of the Modern Hollywood Screenplay Structure," Jarvis will discuss narrative structures of Hollywood screenplays:


No Office Hours by S. Herrmann on Thursday, 27 May

The office hours by Sebastian M. Herrmann will need to be cancelled on Thursday, May 27, due to the DGfA conference in Berlin. Apologies.


American Studies Leipzig Announces Picador Professor Christian Hawkey

American Studies Leipzig looks forward to welcoming poet Christian Hawkey as Picador Guest Professor for the summer term 2010.


Picador Courses SS 2010

Picador courses, seminars taught by a practitioner of literature, are an exceptional feature of our programs and a unique chance to deepen your understanding of literature and to earn additional qualifications outside the usual curriculum.

In the Summer of 2010, Picador Professor for Literature Christian Hawkey will teach two courses in the American Studies Program. Both courses are open to students from all American Studies Programs at Leipzig (BA, MA, Magister), as well as students from other institutes.


Picador Professor Catherine Chung Featured in Granta's "New Voices" Series

Former Picador Professor Catherine Chung was named the latest addition to Granta's "New Voices" series, a series that "showcases fiction from emerging writers." Asked about her stay in Leipzig, Chung responds:

You’ve taught creative writing in both America and Germany. What was different about the two experiences, and the students?

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