*UPDATE: Chuck Klosterman and Ben Alpers Roundtable on "The Spectator vs. The Sport"

American Studies Leipzig
is proud to present a
Picador Guest Professorship for Literature Roundtable

The Spectator vs. The Sport”


Thursday, 10 July 2008, 5pm
Lecture Hall of the Deutsches Literatur Institut DLL
Wächterstraße 34


American Studies Leipzig invites you to join for a roundtable discussion on Fan Cultures and Spectator Sports. Picador Guest Professor Chuck Klosterman and Fulbright Guest Professor Ben Alpers will screen excerpts from

  • the 2006 TV series Friday Night Lights,
  • Steve James’ 1994 movie Hoop Dreams,
  • and Ken Burns’ 1994 documentary Baseball

to facilitate a discussion on American (and possibly German or international) Fan Cultures, their depiction in their relative cultural contexts and the way they translate into other cultures.

Screenings and discussion will be followed by a small reception to continue the conversation over Pizza, Beer, and non-alcoholic drinks.


The Deutsches Literatur Institut is right around the corner of the GWZ:

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