Picador Guest Professor Don Mee Choi Wins MacArthur "Genius Grant"

Current Picador guest professor Don Mee Choi has been named as one of the 2021 MacArthur Fellows. The MacArthur Fellowship (sometimes called the MacArthur “Genius grants”) is awared annually to 20-30 people by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for “extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.” It is considered oe the most prestigious awards for intellectual and artistic achievement in the United States.

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Office Hours during Winter Semester 2021/22, starting Oct. 11, 2021

This semester we offer some in-person office hours, as well as office hours via zoom. To receive a remote consultation, email the instructor you would like to talk to at least 1 hour before the beginning of their office hours to request a link. For an overview of the office hours (and if they are offered remotely or in person), please see below.

Prof. Dr Katja Kanzler - until further notice, all office hours via zoom (please email at least an hour in advance)

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Module Registration Winter Semester 2021/22

Please note: The module registration will take place as usual but individual modules and courses will be offered in a way that complies with the latest COVID-19 regulations. Accordingly, please check our news items on the ASL website for the most recent information and contact your instructors.

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Repeat Exams and Review Sessions (Klausureinsicht) for LC2 and 1402 (Lehramt)

For the exams of the LC2 lecture (“US-American Popular Culture”) and of the module 1402 (“Literatures and Cultures of the USA”), review sessions are being offered, via zoom, in which students can receive individual feedback on their performance in the exam:

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Picador Seminars by Don Mee Choi in the Winter Term 2021/22

As part of her tenure in the winter term of 2021/21, Picador Professor Don Mee Choi will teach two classes at American Studies Leipzig.

Asian American Poetry

Tuesday, 3 - 5 pm, GWZ 3516

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Next Picador Professor Don Mee Choi

American Studies Leipzig is proud to announce Don Mee Choi as our next Picador Guest Professor for Literature. She will hold the professorship in the winter term of 2021/22.

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Course Catalog Winter Semester 2021/22

The course catalog for the Winter Semester 2021/22 is available now.

Please also see our news item on the upcoming in-person winter semester.

The course listings may be updated throughout the semester break. Especially once we know for certain whether classes will take place digitally or in-person, individual time slots might change again. We will indicate such changes in this news item.

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Call for Contributions zur Konferenz "Hat die Universität ein Geschlecht*?"

Das Zentrum für Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung (FraGes) der Universität Leipzig hat einen Call for Contributions für die Konferenz Hat die Universität ein Geschlecht*? veröffentlicht.

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Secretariat Closed

Please note that, unfortunately, the institute’s secretariat is still closed due to illness. Additionally, from August 5 to August 30, the institute’s email account will not be regularly serviced.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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Office Hours during the Semester Break Summer 2021

Office Hours during the Semester Break Summer 2021

To keep within the guidelines of social distancing procedures, we still cannot offer in-person office hours. To receive a remote consultation, email the instructor you would like to talk to at least 1 hour before the beginning of their office hours to request a callback. In said request, please include your phone number. Some instructors might offer additional remote options (via Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, or other) – please see below.

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