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I'm currently on a one-person study tour through the US to research the ongoing presidential elections. I will post larger, in depth-pieces to American Studies Leipzig's election blog and will use my personal blog below to report on the everyday encounters. More information on my journey is also available in this news item. Please enjoy reading, and please comment or ask questions.


Secretary to Prof. Kanzler: No office hours through January 17

Please notice that all office hours by the Secretary to the Chair of American Literature (Prof. K. Kanzler) will be canceled until January 17.

You may, however, contact my colleague Anne Keyselt and/or send a message to americanstudies@uni-leipzig.de.

Franziska Pfab
Secretary to the Chair of American Literature


MA Townhall Meeting 20 January, 5pm

ASL invites all BA students who are interested in entering our MA American Studies 2020/21 program to attend our annual MA Townhall Meeting on January 20, 5pm, GWZ room 2.516.

For further information on our MA program, please consult our homepage at:



New Book on Narrative Instability in Popular Culture

ASL's Stefan Schubert recently published his dissertation on Narrative Instability: Destabilizing Identities, Realities, and Textualities in Contemporary American Popular Culture.


Secretariat closed from Dec. 20 until Jan. 5

Please note that the  office of the ASL secretaries will be closed from Friday, Dec 20 until January 5.

Wishing you all a happy festive season and a wonderful New Year 2020!

Anne Keyselt and
Franziska Pfab 


Reminder for Students in the Project Module

Students in this semester's Project Module are kindly reminded to check the schedule for poster presentations on Prof. Kanzler's office door.


American Studies Leipzig Faculty Presents at this Year's ASA Conference

Faculty of American Studies Leipzig (ASL) and of the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) “Invectivity: Constellations and Dynamics of Disparagement” presented their work at this year's conference of the American Studies Association in Honolulu, Hawai'i.


Exam Dates Winter Semester 2019/20

Bachelor Courses

Literature and Culture I (04-001-1001)

Lecture: American Literature: Beginnings to Present (Prof. Katja Kanzler):

  • February 1, 2020: 11:15 am - 12:45 pm
  • written exam, 90 minutes
  • location: HS 1 (HSG) 

Seminars (Dr. Sophie Spieler, Hedwig Lieback, Caroline Lyle) and Tutorials (Heather Prüßing):


Fulbright | Ausschreibung Reisestipendien 2020-2021

Bis zum 15. Januar 2020 können sich Studierende, die 2020/2021 an einer Partnerhochschule in den USA studieren möchten, bei Fulbright Germany für Reisestipendien bewerben.

Die Stipendienleistungen beinhalten 2000 Euro, die Teilnahme am Berlin Seminar (21.-25. März 2020) und die Aufnahme in das Netzwerk von Fulbright Germany.

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