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Hip Hop Awareness 2009 : Hip Hop and the Obama Presidency

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Bewerbungsvortraege Minority Studies

Einladung zu den öffentlichen Bewerbungsvorträgen im Berufungsverfahren für die Professur "American Studies / Minority Studies" am Samstag, den 13. Juni 2009. Vorlesungssaal der Bibliotheca Albertina

PD Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez
"Temporality in Early African American Texts"

Jürgen E. Grandt
"'When the saved of the earth shall gather': Music and Multiculture in Richard Wright's Mississippi"


aspeers now available on amazon.com as well

The American Studies Leipzig based graduate journal aspeers has been selected for a special program that makes the first two issues available on amazon.com. The printing company's decision to offer the volumes over amazon underscores the growing recognition the project is receiving.


Summer 2009 Picador Courses

In the summer of 2009, Picador Professor Catherine Chung will offer two courses as part of Leipzig's American Studies programs, a literary studies course on "Minor Literature" and a Creative Non-Fiction Class.


Ambivalent Americanizations reviewed at HSozUKult

On April 2nd, HSozUKult reviewed the American Studies Leipzig Ambivalent Americanization conference volume. Reviewing the book from Budapest's American Studies Department, Aniko Kapornaki wrote that:


American Studies Leipzig Welcomes Picador Professor Catherine Chung

American Studies Leipzig is proud and honored to announce Catherine Chung as Picador Guest Professor for the summer term 2009.


Wie war das, Herr Botschafter...? Event on the Wende by the US Consulate General on 24 March 2009

The US Consulate General invites you to attend the following event:

Veranstaltung des US-Generalkonsulats in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Zeitgeschichtlichen Forum: Wie war das, Herr Botschafter...?

24. März 2009, 19 Uhr, Zeitgeschichtliches Forum

Richard C. Barkley (1988-1990), letzter Botschafter der USA bei der DDR, berichtet, wie er die politischen Ereignisse 1989/90 innerhalb der US-Botschaft und in der DDR erlebte.

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Grades for Picador courses by Nancy Kress are now ready for pickup

Scheins earned in Nancy Kress's courses are now ready to be picked up at the American Studies secretariat.


Summer School: Clinton Institute Summer School 2009

The Clinton Institute Dublin offers an annual summer school, this year with participation by German Americanists.

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