[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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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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Secretariat closed until September 30


The Secretariat is closed until September 30.

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Module Registration Winter Semester 2022/23

The module registration for BA American Studies Kernfach/Wahlfach/International Track /Wahlbereich students and for MA American Studies students for the winter semester 2022/23 starts on September 28 (noon), and it already closes on October 4 (5 pm). You must enroll via TOOL at tool.uni-leipzig.de/einschreibung

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UPDATE: Review Sessions for LC2 and 1402 Lecture Part MOVED to Sep. 19, 2022


UPDATE: Review Sessions (Klausureinsicht) for LC2 and 1402 Lecture Part

For the exams of the LC2 lecture (“US-American Popular Culture”) and the lecture part of the module 1402 (“Survey of US-American Literature”), review sessions are being offered in which students can receive individual feedback on their performance in the exam.

Due to sickness, the sessions will be offered on Monday, September 19, 2022. There will be in-person and remote options available.

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