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4 Dead in Ohio: Film, Lecture, & Discussion with C. Bredenbrock

Filmmaker and author Claus Bredenbrock (Bochum) will be in Leipzig as part of the series "History in Conversation" - a series of lectures organized by the History Department of the University. He will show his documentary "4 Tote in Ohio: Ein amerikanisches Trauma" followed by a lecture and discussion. The film is about an unprocessed American trauma: the shooting of four Kent State University students by the National Guard during an anti-war demonstration on May 4, 1970.


Prof. Koenen: No Classes & Office Hours

Prof. Koenen's office hours and classes on May 22 and 23 have to be cancelled.


UPDATED: BA, MA, and Magister Registration Summer 2008


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Chuck Klosterman Interviewed on Radio Mephisto97.6

Leipzig's University Radio, cooperating with MDR Sputnik, did an Interview with this year's Picador Guest Professor for Literature Chuck Klosterman. Check out their article online at http://mephisto976.uni-leipzig.de or download the audio below.


Picador Professor John Haskell in Kreuzer logbuch

Picador Professor John Haskell wrote a piece for the Buchmessenbeilage of Leipzig's Kreuzer. The piece is part of a new series "Mein Leipzig," Haskell's text appeared together with contributions by You-Il Kang, Clemens Meyer, and Fritz Rudolf Fries.
John Haskell was Leipzig's 2007/08 Picador Professor for Literature.






Krautgarden: Reading by US and Leipzig Authors

On 14. March, the third "Krautgarden" will take place, and this time, it will happen in New York and Leipzig!


ASL Announces 2008 Freidel Scholar in Residence, Dr. Paula Lee

American Studies Leipzig is proud to announce this year’s Frank Freidel Scholar in Residence, Dr. Paula Lee. Dr. Lee, currently a visiting scholar in the History of Science at Harvard University, will stay in Leipzig for six weeks in June and July. She holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Chicago, her research addresses practices of animal captivity in the United States and France, including museums, menageries, barnyards, and slaughterhouses. Dr.


ASL Launches 2008 Leipzig-Fulbright Lecture Series

American Studies Leipzig is proud to welcome six distinguished Fulbright Scholars from Germany and from around Europe to the University of Leipzig for the annual Leipzig-Fulbright Lecture Series. The theme for this year’s FLS is “ Reform and Reaction in the American Revolutionary ”. The theme deals with the conflict between American Revolutionary ideals, the efforts actually to achieve such ideals, and the reactions that such efforts have unleashed. It is a theme at the heart of the American story, and its global context.


MDR Info Interviews ASL About Presidential Primary

MDR Info, the most listened to source of news on radio in Central Germany (Mitteldeutschland), interviewed American Studies Leipzig today about the implications of the latest round of primary elections in the United States that are part of this presidential election season.


The Atlantic Monthly Publishes Two ASL Students

One of America’s most prestigious journals of letters, The Atlantic Monthly, has published submissions by two of American Studies Leipzig’s students, Ms. Alexandra Pitzing, and Ms. Heather Carmody.

As part of celebrating its 150 years of being in print, The Atlantic Monthly created a special issue on “The American Idea” containing contributions from notable Americans. It then asked readers worldwide to write essays of up to two-hundred-fifty words on what they consider to be the essence of “The American Idea”.

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