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”.

For this special call for contributions, The Atlantic Monthly received over 400 submissions from 40 American states and 8 countries from around the globe. The magazine published only twenty-five of these submissions. Two of these were from our ASL students Heather Carmody and Alexandra Pitzing.

Heather originates from New Jersey and is a member of the MA Class of 2007. Alexandra is a Magister student from Leipzig. Alexandra is acknowledged in the published essays as the only international contribution to be included.

Heather and Alexandra wrote their essays as part of the Professional Skills Module iCAN which was offered for the first time during Winter Term 2007. All students were required to write a submission for The Atlantic Monthly contest. The idea was to practice creative and professional writing skills for a “live exercise”.

To read the winning submissions from Heather and Alexandra, please click here.