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200830May

Institute Secretariat - Altered Office Hours March 31 - April 4

Due to illness of Anne Keyselt, the ASL Secretariat has special opening times for the week of March 31 - April 4.

Times are as follows:

Monday 9 am - 1 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 12.30 am
Thursday 10 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 9 am - 12 noon

Thank you for your understanding!

200829May

Reading and Discussion with Christoph von Marschall

Historian and journalist Christoph von Marschall will read from his book Barack Obama: Der schwarze Kennedy on April 3, 2008, 7.30 pm in the Schaubühne Lindenfels Leipzig. Von Marschall, who has before worked for the Süddeutsche Zeitung and Deutschlandfunk, accompanied presidential hopeful Barack Obama during his campaign gaining much insight at close range.
Admission is free. For more details, please click here.

200828May

New Picador Professor Chuck Klosterman

American Studies Leipzig looks forward to welcoming the Summer 2008 Picador Guest Professor for Literature Chuck Klosterman.

Klosterman is the author of Fargo Rock City (2001), Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs (2004), Killing yourself to Live (2006) and Chuck Klosterman IV (2007). His work has received wide and enthusiastic praise, with Stephen King lauding Klosterman’s debut Fargo Rock City: “Writing about pop culture doesn't get any better than this, or any funnier.” Kosterman is also known for his 2004 ESPN blog and numerous articles on sports, music, and popular culture.

200826May

Exam Dates for Summer Term 2008

The exam dates for the Summer Term 2008 are set. From Tuesday, 27 May through Friday, 6 June, students can sign up for oral exam slots in the secretariat from 1 pm - 3 pm. The dates and details can be found on our Degree Exams page.

200821May

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.

200821May

Prof. Koenen: No Classes & Office Hours

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

200819May

UPDATED: BA, MA, and Magister Registration Summer 2008

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200819May

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.

200817May

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.

 

 

 

 

200814May

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.

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