Courses Summer 2013

Below please find our new course catalog. We will update these pages throughout the break and the semester.

Unless stated otherwise, classes start in the week of April 15th 2013.
Students are responsible for keeping track of updates on actual course dates (some are alternating).



The Institute for American Studies is located at the University’s Humanities Building (Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, GWZ), Beethovenstraße 15, on the 5th floor – house 3.

For details on our programs and faculty, please visit the American Studies Leipzig (ASL) website at

Name Room Phone
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez
3508 97 37 343
Prof. Dr. Crister Garrett
3505 97 37 335
Prof. Dr. Anne Koenen
3507 97 37 331
Dr. Katja Schmieder
3502 97 37 334
Dr. Sebastian Herrmann
3503 97 37 337
Florian Bast, MA
3502 97 37 334
Anja Eifert, MA
3501 97 37 336
Catherine Sharpe
3501 97 37 336


Anne Keyselt
Room 3506

Phone: + 49 341 973 7330

Regular office hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm



At the Institute for American Studies, students can rely on a comprehensive network of advisors to assist them with the organization of their programs of study. Please visit the ASL website for contact information and office hours of our faculty and staff.

These faculty members are available for the following concerns:

Questions relating to program requirements; general guidance and advice on how to organize your studies:

  • Dr. Katja Schmieder; Dr. Sebastian Herrmann; Anja Eifert, MA; Florian Bast, MA

General Advising

Mentoring “Qualitätspakt Lehre- StiL”
General study advising offered by “Philologische Fakultät”

Maria Bergau, Priska Fronemann, Julia Protze
Room: 3314
Tel: 97 37 464
Office Hours: Tuesday 11-12am, Thursday 1-3pm and by appointment

Advice and services concerning transfer from another university or from another degree program; credit for study abroad:

  • Dr. Katja Schmieder
  • Dr. Sebastian Herrmann
Questions relating to specific fields of study, including format of exams:
  • SHP/Kulturgeschichte: Prof. Crister Garrett; Anja Eifert, MA
  • LC/Literaturwissenschaft: Prof. Anne Koenen; Dr. Katja Schmieder; Dr. Sebastian Herrmann; Florian Bast, MA
Most classes require prior registration. To learn more about registration procedures for students in different ASL programs (Magister, BA, MA; service for Lehramt), please have a look at the Registration Information Sheet available in the respective news item. As access to some classes is quite competitive, please take the procedures and deadlines for registration seriously.


Modules in the BA and MA programs are designed to achieve specific learning goals, they entail a specific amount and specific types of coursework and examinations, and they may have prerequisites. To learn more about these, we strongly encourage you to have a look at our program’s Module Catalog (BAMA) and at the appendix to our Conditions of Study (BAMA).


International Students are very welcome in the courses offered by the Institute for American Studies. To learn more about places available in individual courses, please contact the instructor, and describe your situation briefly (i.e., exchange student, international guest student, participating in an international degree program). We will do our very best to include you in our courses.


Course catalogs of past semesters can be found in the Downloads and Resources Area.

For course offerings in Linguistics, please consult the British Studies course catalog, available at the website of the Institute for British Studies (

Unless stated otherwise, classes start in the week of April 15th 2013.
Students are responsible for keeping track of updates on actual course dates (some are alternating).
GWZ (Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum), Beethovenstr. 15
NSG (Neues Seminargebäude), Universitätsstr. 5
HSG (Hörsaalgebäude), Universitätsstr. 7