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BA Grosser Wahlbereich

As in previous years, American Studies Leipzig will offer priority enrollment to Wahlbereichsstudents students who enter a designated "Grosser Wahlbereichs Track." Please see our original news item on the issue for more information on this special program.


200000 Hits for a Global Community

Over the last few years, Leipzig's American Studies homepage has evolved into a communications hub on American studies in the region. The frontpage alone has, as of this week, received 200'000 clicks since the homepage relaunch in May 2008. More importantly, over 70 of a total of approximately 470 registered users have subscribed to our automatic buzz newsletter and receive updates on new items on the page at least once a week.

To celebrate this success story, we have looked at where our users come from. If you are a registered user, you can enter your home region as part of your user profile. Visualizing this information gave us the map below. Note that this is not simply a map of our clicks, it is a map of our registered users! It is great to see that American Studies Leipzig is a truly international community already.



Reading by Picador Guest Professor Christian Hawkey

American Studies Leipzig kindly requests the pleasure of your company at a joint reading by the current Picador Professor for Literature Christian Hawkey and Berlin-based poet Uljana Wolf on Tuesday, 22 June 2010 at the Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzg (DLL), Wächterstraße 34, 04107 Leipzig.


Reading and Discussion by John Haskell on Jan 18

John Haskell, former Picador Guest Professor for Literature, will return to Leipzig for a reading on January 18, 7pm at the Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig (DLL). American Studies Leipzig cordially invites you to join us for this occasion.


American Studies Leipzig Announces the BA Research Track BART

Effective immediately, American Studies Leipzig will offer a new and experimental project-driven format of instruction specifically for BA students with a taste for research and a desire to sink their teeth into scholarship early on. The BA Research Track (BART) is a unique opportunity to participate in American Studies research during the BA education. It answers to a demand we diagnosed in our internal student survey in the summer of 2009.


Secretariat closed this week

The secretariat will have to be closed from 7 to 11 December due to illness.


American Studies Leipzig Gear 15 Percent Off

Just in time for the upcoming Winter, we are able to bring to you this special offer:

Between now and November 29, all products (shirts, sweaters, and other ASL products) from our online shop at asl.spreadshirt.de are discounted by 15%! Just enter NOVEMBERAKTION when checking out.






Frank Meinzenbach (1980 - 2009)

“By some bleak alchemy what had been mere unbeing becomes death when life is mingled with it.”
Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

“None of it makes any sense.”
Stewart O’Nan, A Prayer for the Dying

“It was an accident. Why do they keep trying to find meaning in it?”
Stewart O’Nan, The Night Country


Halloween Party on Oct 31

HAUNTED MANSION Halloween Party on October 31st

The annual ASL Event Committee Halloween Party opens its doors for the third time to celebrate this spooky event with you. Starting at 9pm, the 4ROOMS (Täubchenweg 26) will officially be turned into a Haunted Mansion, which entices party people with a free VodShot, prizes for the scariest group and individual costume as well as an award for the person with the best knowledge about horror movies. DJ Saibot will find the perfect tunes to make you never want to leave the dance floor.


Secretariat closed today

Due to illness, the secretariat will remain closed Wednesday, 28 Oct. 2009.

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