[Travelling]

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.

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ASL Website Relaunching on December 13

The American Studies Leipzig website is scheduled to relaunch in a new design on December 13. The new website will be part of the revamped Leipzig University layout. Throughout the past months, we have also taken this opportunity to update and streamline many of the sections of the new website, in the hopes of improving accessibility and usability.

The URL of the current website will redirect to the new one after December 13. See you on the other side/site!

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Apply Now: Goethe Institut New York

Apply Now: Goethe Institut New York 

Hello everyone, I hope everyone successfully managed to get through the first couple of weeks of the new semester. If you are anything like me and prefere knowing your next steps way in advance to be able to successfully plan and organize everything, I have just the right internship to bring to your attention. 

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Office Hours Katja Schmieder on Dec 8 via Zoom


Katja Schmieder’s office hours will be held via Zoom on Dec. 8, 2022, 3 - 4 pm. Please send an email to schmieder@uni-leipzig.de to receive the link.

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Office Hours Heather Prüssing 3 - 4 pm on Dec. 30, 2022 via Zoom


Heather Prüssimg’s office hours will be held via Zoom on Dec. 30, 2022 3 - 4 pm.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Exam Dates Winter Semester 2022/23

Exam Dates Winter Semester 2022/23

Bachelor Courses

Literature and Culture I (04-001-1001)

  • Lecture: written exam on Jan 31, 09:15 – 10:45 HS 8 (HSG)
  • Seminar a-c (Dr. Stefan Schubert, Leonie Kratzenstein, Prof. Dr. Katja Kanzler) + Tutorial a-c (Heather Prüssing): take-home essay due Feb 13, 2023 

iTASK (04-001-1004)

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Eleonora Ravizza's Office Hours on Monday, November 21 on Zoom

Eleonora Ravizza’s office hours on Monday, November 21 will only take place on Zoom, not in person.

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aspeers Calls for Art Contributions on "American Apocalypses" (deadline Jan 15)

as|peers is a print and digital journal produced and edited by MA-level students at American Studies Leipzig. In addition to showing the scholarly work produced by students from all over Europe, the journal frequently features art by young artists.

In this open call for art, as|peers is looking for:

  • Illustrations

  • Paintings

  • Photography

  • Poetry

  • Creative Writing

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Save the Date - Wooden Bats, Leather Gloves & Dollar Bills: Next Picador Reading with Emily Nemens on Nov 30

Please mark your calendars for our upcoming reading with current Picador professor Emily Nemens on Wednesday, November 30 at 7:30 pm at Literaturhaus Leipzig. Professor Nemens will read from The Cactus League and talk about baseball and its impact on American society, celebrity and fan cultures, literature, and the Picador Guest Professorship.

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Office Hours during Winter Semester 2022/23 (while classes are in session), starting Oct. 10, 2021

Office Hours during Winter Semester 2022/23 (while classes are in session), starting Oct. 10, 2021

Prof. Dr Katja Kanzler – Both remote and in-person appointments are possible—please sign-up via email at least one hour in advance.

Thursdays, 3 – 4 pm

Prof. Dr Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez – Both remote and in-person appointments are possible - please contact by email for an appointment.

Wednesdays, 3:45 – 4:45 pm

Prof. Dr. Olaf Stieglitz

Wednesdays, 1:30 – 3 pm (in person)

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