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Frank Freidel Residency: Call for Applications

Frank Freidel Memorial Library Residency Program at the University of Leipzig


SHP II Re-Take Final Exam on 20 March

The re-take final exam for SHP II will take place on Thursday, 20 March, starting at 10 am, in GWZ 3.515.


Office Hours during Winter Break 2008

Prof. Koenen

29 Feb 08, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Prof. Garrett

Office Hours during March per Appointment

Dr. Katja Kanzler

26 March 08, 4 - 5 p.m.

Frank Usbeck

by appointment (e-mail)


One-Day Workshop in Dresden on U.S. Elections

On Wednesday, 5 March, there will take place a one-day workshop on American
society during the presidential election year of 2008. Students are welcome to
attend. Details about the workshop can be found by clicking here.


Leipzig Super Bowl Party Supported by ASL Faculty

In its February 6th issue, the Leipziger Volkszeitung covered Leipzig's annual Super Bowl party at Leo's Brasserie. ASL faculty member Catherine Sharpe attended the event. She provided the crowd with some original Super Bowl T-Shirts, which she brought back to Germany from her last visit to her home state Arizona. To read the article please click here.


Re-examination for LC I- written test (Prof. Koenen) on 5 March

The re-examination for the "Literature & Culture I" written test (Prof. Koenen) takes place on 5 March from 08:00 to 09:30 a.m. (Room 2.516 GWZ).


Picador Professor John Haskell reads in Grassi Museum

On Thursday, Picador Professor John Haskell read from his short story collection "I Am Not Jackson Pollock" in the GRASSI Museum in Leipzig. In a room packed with approximately 80 people, the audience listened to his performance, followed by a German translation read by former ASL student and actor Alexander Munzig.


Picador Professor John Haskell Reads on 24 January

Picador Guest Professor John Haskell will read from his collection I Am Not Jackson Pollock on Thursday, January 24, 2008, 7pm in the GRASSI Ethnographic Museum. Admission is 2,00 Euro (for students, otherwise 4,00) and covers the exhibition Island People / Inselmenschen of works by the German Photographer Ulrich Mack. The reading will be bilingual in English and German and is co-sponsored by the United States Consulate in Leipzig.
Attached, please find the German announcement.


ASL Discussed in Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education, America’s leading news magazine for higher education and read by close to a million educators in the United States and worldwide, ran a blog-forum on “American Studies Abroad” starting 17 January. American Studies Leipzig provided a contribution outlining the importance of American Studies programs for international students, including American students, and what makes ASL a special program.


Primaries Roundtable Attracts Large Crowd from Community

Some 65 guests from the greater Leipzig community attended a lively roundtable on the presidential primaries and what they indicate so far as to whom could be the next president of the United States.

The roundtable consisted of Mark Wenig, Consul for Public Affairs at the U.S. Consulate in Leipzig, Fulbright-Leipzig Professor Ben Alpers, and Professor Crister Garrett from the Institute for American Studies.

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