Blog Post on the Use of Native American Symbolism in the US Capitol Riots on Jan. 6

Former American Studies Leipzig faculty member Dr. Frank Usbeck has written a post for the SKD blog on the use of native American symbolism by far-right, pro-Trump rioters at the US capitol in January. During his time at ASL, Usbeck had worked extensively on the appropriation of native American culture in the formation of German nationalism during the 19th century, and on how this fed into Nazi ideology and anti-American propaganda in the early 20th century.

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Secretariat Closed

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Beschluß des Prüfungsausschuß Amerikanistik vom 19.01.2021

Gemäß der Manteländerungssatzung zur Flexibilisierung der Prüfungs- und Studienordnungen der Philologischen Fakultät  stellt der Prüfungsausschuß Amerikanistik die Nichtdurchführbarkeit von Präsenzprüfungen im Rahmen des BA-Studiengangs Amerikanistik fest. Daher werden für diese Prüfungen alternative Prüfungsformen gefunden.

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OUT NOW: First Episode of ASLAA e.V. Podcast "What's Next? Chats with American Studies Alumni"

The American Studies Leipzig Alumni Association e.V. is proud to announce its podcast series “What’s Next? Chats with American Studies Alumni” where host Sandra Rath speaks with alumni of American Studies about their professional paths so far. We ask alumni to share insights into the ups and downs of finding a fitting job in a variety of different fields.

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Suspension of Teaching between Dec. 17 and Jan. 10

Per the university leadership’s decision, all teaching—including digital formats—will be suspended between Dec. 17 and Jan. 10. From the feedback we have received, faculty at American Studies Leipzig understand that this decision makes dealing with the ongoing pandemic easier for some students but that it also presents an additional set of unfortunate challenges for many others.

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ASL Faculty Members Participated in Election Related Public Activities

Over the course of the 2020 US Presidential Election several of our ASL faculty members participated in election related public activities. This news item is meant to give you an overview of these activities in case you have not checked them out yet or if you want to revisit them.

Prof. Dr. Katja Kanzler:

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Request your Mail-In Ballot for the University Elections until November 30!

On December 15 and 16, university elections will be held for the student body councils, including your student representatives for English and American Studies (FSR AnAm). In case you do not want to vote in person this year, you can request your mail-in ballot until Monday, November 30.

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